Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pace's DNC Post 8/27/08

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

Today is our last day at the Convention. We've decided to not go to Invesco Field tomorrow night. Estimates are that there will be over 70,000 people there to witness Obama's acceptance speech. Much as I would love to be there personally, the thought of being outside in 90 degree+ weather for close to 8 hours does not sound like the best place for me. Accordingly, we will be heading back to cloudy and rainy Anchorage. Home sweet home :-)

What can I say about tonight that you haven't already seen on the news? The energy in the room was electrifying to say the least. With each speaker the crowd grew more and more enthusiastic. From the roll call vote though the surprise visit by Barack there wasn't a dull moment. Who wasn't touched by the former Republican Rear Admiral who spoke about his change of party as he grew dissatisfied with the direction of the Bush administration? And what about the appearance of all o those female Democratic Senators? Senator Clinton was inspirational in her decision to call for the close the roll call vote and proceed with the direct nomination of Barack Obama? The crowd went wild! She did just what she needed to do...unify the party. From my vantage point on the floor of the DNC she did just that.

And Joe Biden and his son Beau? I can tell you there was nary a dry eye in the house. I am looking forward to learning more about him and his family in the next 4 years. His acceptance speech was just what the delegates wanted to hear. He was strong, caring and engaged all at the same time. I am very pleased with this historic presidential ticket.

More to come in the next few days. It is now 2:38 am and clearly past my bed time. We've had just the best time and can't wait to get the word out about what we have experienced.

I hope this finds you well, ore tomorow!