Saturday, August 23, 2008

Convention News

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Check out our Convention Calendar for all events in Denver this week, and our Convention Schedule for the latest information on speakers at the convention.

Today's speeches from Obama and Biden are available at DemConWatch Speeches. Best line of the day from Biden:

Ladies and gentlemen, your kitchen table is like mine. You sit there at night before you put the kids -- after you put the kids to bed and you talk, you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you are worried about being able to pay the bills. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that's not a worry John McCain has to worry about. It’s a pretty hard experience. He’ll have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at.
Construction work at Invesco has started. They have 5 days to get it done.

Denver is running short on limos.

The NY Times looks at the bloggers coming to Denver:
But some bloggers see the procurement of credentials as less of a privilege and more of a right, in recognition of their grass-roots influence. “This is stuff we deserve — we helped the party get people elected,” said Matt Stoller, a political consultant and a contributor to the blog Open Left, who worked as the volunteer in charge of getting credentials for bloggers at the Democratic convention four years ago. “Maybe in 2004 it was about being accommodating and innovative — but this time around there’s a real fight for power in the party.”
The protesters are getting prepared.

Security lines already getting long at Pepsi Center.

The first official event of the convention is the Democratic National Convention Interfaith Gathering at the Wells Fargo Theater, located inside the Colorado Convention Center, Sunday at 2:00.

Minnesota Democrats are offering a cash prize of over $500 to anyone who can snap a picture of Sen. Norm Coleman and President Bush together at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

DNCC CEO Leah Daughtry gives a tour of the Pepsi Center: