09/05/2012 01:15 am ET

Michelle Obama Speech Video: Watch The Democratic Convention Remarks (VIDEO)

Michelle Obama electrified the crowd with her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night.

The AP reports on the first lady's remarks:

"Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it," the first lady told the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in an address intended to reassure voters that her husband share their values – hard work, perseverance and optimism – while also drawing a contrast between him and Mitt Romney.

Mrs. Obama never mentioned the president's Republican challenger, who grew up in a world of privilege and wealth.

But the point was clear as she weaved a tapestry of their early years together, when money was tight and times were tough, when they were "so in love, and so in debt." She reminisced about the man who now occupies the Oval Office pulling his favorite coffee table out of the trash and wearing dress shoes that were a size too small. And she told stories about a president who still takes time to eat dinner with his daughters nearly every night, answering their questions about the news and strategizing about middle-school friendships.

Click here to read Michelle Obama's speech as prepared for delivery. Watch video of her remarks above.

Michelle Obama At The Democratic Convention