Thursday, January 11, 2007


WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

Denver will be the site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The Hotline has the news:

The labor pains were hard, but the DNC finally has its 2008 convention city locked down: Denver
A Democrat who was briefed said that chairman Howard Dean made the final decision yesterday, weeks later than planned. DNC comm. dir. Karen Finney declined to confirm the choice.
Congratulations to Denver. An excellent choice!

From the DNC Press Release:
"I am delighted to announce that the city of Denver will host the 2008 Democratic National Convention. I congratulate Governor Ritter, Mayor Hickenlooper, Senator Salzar and the members of the Denver Host Committee for assembling an outstanding bid that demonstrates the community's commitment to organizing a first-rate national convention that will put our nominee on the path to victory in 2008.

"There is no question that the West is important to the future of the Democratic Party. The recent Democratic gains in the West exemplify the principle that when we show up and ask for people's votes and talk about
what we stand for, we can win in any part of the country. Additionally, we have a number of strong Democratic leaders in the West who will be a part of showcasing the vision of Democratic leadership for America as we introduce the next Democratic President in the Rocky Mountains.

"New York is a wonderful city but in the end, it was the strength of Denver's bid that made it the best choice. From the state-of-the-art facilities to the commitment of community leaders to hosting an outstanding
event, Mayor Hickenlooper and the host committee made clear that the Denver convention will be a great one. We thank the team for its hard-work during this process and look forward to working with them over the next year and a half to put on the best Democratic convention in history."

"I would like to thank Mayor Bloomberg, the members of the New York Host Committee, and the rest of the team who organized New York City's bid to host the convention. Together, they made this an enormously difficult decision. I know how hard they worked, and appreciate all of their efforts."


Anonymous said...

Matt... they should give you front row seats.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Baby! How do I volunteer or get to be a delegate?
Turn CO Blue

Ag said...


If it can't be MN, Denver will be great! I am very happy with this.

denverdan said...

Alright! Let the party begin! Way to go everyone! Good decision.

denverdan said...

Thanks for making the tracking of events on the convention easier. I hope the blog continues right through the convention. Thanks for the hard work Matt and friends.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to Volunteer:,com_philaform/Itemid,51/form_id,19

Anonymous said...

and click on Convention

Anonymous said...

Yeah thanks for a great site, hope it continue

Matt said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by today and the kind words. Needless to say it was the most active day ever. It was hard not be able to post anything other than a short note for most of the day, but I hope I made up for it this evening. I'm planning to keep at this, so keep stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Denver and CONGRATS MATT !!

When I first heard that Denver had won, I was STOKED!! My very next thought was =OH NO= I hope Matt still keeps his site up! :-O

I hope your site is here all the way through the convention and right up until you change it to 2012 Democratic Convention Watch!

You ROCK Matt (and Oreo too) :-)

Libby K.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that Denver will be ringing in the new era for Democrats, Rocky Mountain High style. Matt, you're cool. I hope you don't drift far from the computer. Denverdan, care to join me in a toast? To Denver, and to DemCon watch '08, and hopefully, DemCon watch '12!


Gabe Stein said...

Wow, I'm so relieved and excited! I've already filled out the volunteer form on the CDP website.

Thanks Matt, you're a real pro and as you've shown, your blog has been the only reliable source we've been able to tune in to on a regular basis throughout this process. Someone should hire you to do this for them so they (read: Washington Post) don't look stupid covering it.