Hope is a fleeting thing. It's personal. What you "hope for" may last for years, or may be fulfilled in just days. or never fulfilled. Your particular "hope" may not be what someone else is hopeful for. Democrats always sell hope like some type of "snake oil" that will cure all your ills. In 1992, the soon-to-be President, Bill Clinton, ran the following ad. In it, he proclaimed the he would "bring hope back to the American Dream".
Whether, either individually or collectively, that "nondescript" promise of "hope" ever came true is up to each individual that lived through that time.
When Obama ran for President, he, like Bill Clinton, also ran on a slogan of "hope". Actually, "hope and change". Maybe, Michelle should look at the results of a recent poll about the last eight years:
"...only 30 percent feel they are better off financially now than before Obama became president. One-in-five says they’re worse off (22 percent), and nearly half feel their family’s financial situation is about the same (47 percent)."Understand, when 47% say their family financial situation is "about the same", they are saying that things are the same as 2009, when the country was in recession. Where's all the hope in those findings?
The fact is, Obama never fulfilled the most personal "hope" that most Americans have: jobs and better income for themselves and their family. I think Trump may just be the best "hope" for those who haven't benefited financially during the 8 years of Obama.
Michelle Obama: 'We are feeling what not having hope feels like': http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/politics/michelle-obama-home-oprah-interview/
Fox News Poll: Positive ratings for President Obama as he exits: Despite that...only 30 percent feel they are better off financially now than before Obama became president. One-in-five says they’re worse off (22 percent), and nearly half feel their family’s financial situation is about the same (47 percent): http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/15/fox-news-poll-positive-ratings-for-president-obama-as-exits.html?refresh=true
Michelle Obama's suggestion Trump is end of 'hope' for America gets pushback: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/17/michelle-obama-suggests-trump-is-white-house-is-end-hope-for-america.html