First Lady Michelle Obama does a walk through at the Times Warner Cable Arena on Monday, Sept. 3. (Marlon Correa, The Washington Post)

Michelle Obama told a group of women jounalists on a conference call Tuesday afternoon that her job tonight "is just going to be to remind people of who my husband is." 

She the People's Mary Curtis, who was on the call, posted on Michelle Obama's ability to serve such reminders about the president: 

The first lady can cut through the clutter of partisan labels – as well as fringe birther notions – that attempt to portray the president as something other than truly American and try to push him out of the partisan frame. And she can bring him down to earth as someone who, because of those values and his family background, can relate to Americans even as they express frustration with the slow economic progress under his leadership.