The Democratic National Convention
begins tonight and I thought it would be nice to have a thread in which to
discuss thoughts about it and the coverage, speakers and the general hoopla.
The Main Speakers:
According to the schedule
, Monday night's headline speaker will be Michelle Obama
. She will
speak sometime between 7-9 PM Colorado time. I'm excited and eager to hear her speak. I have a great deal of admiration for her.
Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton
will be at the mike. I am also curious to hear her speech. It will be interesting to see whether she puts her
full energy behind Obama or if a feeling of resentment will be detectable. I would also like to hear Kathleen Sebelius on this evening. She was one
person I thought Obama might pick for VP.
Wednesday evening, Joe Biden
and Bill Clinton
will both speak. Even more than Hillary, I think it's important that the "Old Man" gets
behind Obama and shows his genuine support and confidence in Obama's ability to hold the office with competence.
And of course, Thursday night is when they move to INVESCO Field where Barack Obama
will accept the Democratic nomination and, no doubt,
deliver another outstanding and moving speech. It's going to be tough to beat his convention speech of 2004, but I'm sure it will be good.
Other featured speakers and performances are listed on the schedule page linked above.
The Pepsi Center
in Denver Colorado is ready for quite a show.
has a poster of INVESCO Field, where Obama
will accept the nomination, that can be enlarged for an idea of the magnitude and spectacle of this place and this event. There will be a
to capture Obama's acceptance speech at the event, which
its 75,000 seats within 24 hours of
going on sale. The celebrity of this event goes without saying.
I am curious if others are as excited about the conventions as I am this year. I have the feeling that this election is one of the more important ones
in the past 20-30 years, but it could just be my own perception. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this event over the next few days.
[edit on 25-8-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]