But media types weren't the only ones fawning over the self-proclaimed "mom in chief." According to Twitter, mentions of the first lady's speech peaked at 28,003 tweets per minute at its conclusion, nearly twice the high of 14,289 TPM mentioning Mitt Romney when he addressed the Republican National Convention last Thursday.
And you can bet that a number of celebrities tweeted their takes on the first lady's riveting speech. Here's what they had to say about FLOTUS:
Adam Shankman: "Watching @MichelleObama speech now. Smart, beautiful, TRUTHFULL, eloquent, powerful, responsible. I'm proud, and continue to be hopeful."
Bill Maher: #MicheleObama - wow! After that speech, look out Hillary she may beat ya to the white house"
Adrian Grenier: "We are so lucky to have a first lady such as @MichelleObama she inspires me; a nation's mom with solid value"
Roger Ebert: "Tonight I am so proud to be an American, and a Democrat."
Amber Patrice Riley: My First Lady is First class all the way. That speech was inspiring. She is everything I aspire to be."
Ricky Martin: "Such a beautiful and powerful speech!!! Real! Honest! Emotional! Passionate! Thank you First Lady"
Katherine Schwarzenegger: "Woah! @MichelleObama killed it!! Best speech I've ever heard!! Loved that she spoke about the president as a dad husband and a man! Amazing!"
Michael Ian Black: "Michelle Obama is inspiring me to support my president, but more importantly, to buy some Crest White Strips. #dnc2012"
Cedric the Entertainer: "The Queen @MichelleObama Ripped!! The DNC convention tonite, I believe that's the same spot we taped Kings of Comedy! #I'mjusysay'n"