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AdvertisementSupported bySpeaking in deeply personal terms, the former first lady says the country has been living with the failures of a president who is not up to the task.transcriptOver the past four years, a lot of people have asked me, “When others are going so low, does going high still really work?” My answer? Biden Jr., as a “profoundly decent man” and urging Americans to see President Trump as “clearly in over his head.”“Whenever we look to this White House for leadership or consolation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get is chaos and division and a total lack of empathy,” Mrs. Obama said in a speech that was deeply critical of the current administration.“Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.”“It is what it is,” she said.Mrs. Obama, the keynote speaker on the first of four nights of her party’s unprecedented virtual convention, blamed Mr. Trump’s victory in 2016 on voter apathy that year and warned that Republicans are currently working to tamper with the election.“We have to vote for Joe Biden in numbers that cannot be ignored. We have to go show up with the same level of passion and hope.”She urged people to vote early, request their ballots in the mail as quickly as they can — maybe tonight, she said — and be willing to “stand in line all night if we have to” to vote on Election Day.One of the most popular figures in Democratic politics, Mrs. Obama sounded at times like she was having a frank and personal conversation with voters whom she came to know — and who came to know her — during her eight years as first lady.As said here by Stephanie Saul