Suburban Political Recount
When Obama said "eight is enough" and the crowd started chanting, I couldn't help myself.
Um ... maybe that idea of moving the final speech to Invesco Field wasn't such a great idea.
Joe Ryan just checked in to say there are "tens of thousands of people" standing in line wondering where they should be going.
Security has shutdown a major interstate running by the football stadium. Conventioneers are literally walking the highway to get there.
Check back, we'll have more as field reports are filed with the Daily Herald's Denver newsroom.
Update:"This is absolutely nuts."
Joe just called back to say things are getting worse as he and thousands of others wander the Colorado interstate system on foot.
Obama's a Stevie Wonder fan.
Stevie Wonder is performing at the convention tonight
Given the theme's the Obama campaign has stressed so far, Wonder's "Higher Ground" seems like a natural.
Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan let the Democratic faithful in on a little secret this week. Back in college, he roomed one year with Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Steve Sauerberg.
Turns out Illinois AFL-CIO president Micahael Carrigan and Republican U.S. Sen. Nominee Steve Sauerberg were roomates for a year in college. Carrigan let Democrats in on that tidbit this week.
“We were just two college guys going to school and having fun,” Carrigan said.
Now, if I ran for office, I'd fear what my college roommate might say.
So is Carrigan prepared to dredge up college tales this fall?
“I thing he's challenged in his campaign already.”
Illinois Democrats get to vote twice
It'll be forever known in Illinois political history as the “Denver embrace” or “Madigan's mile-high miracle”, but Republicans back home aren't buying all the shock and awe over Democratic rivals Mike Madigan and Rod Blagojevich hugging.
House Republican leader Tom Cross called after reading of the “hugfest” to say he's not surprised, pointing to Madigan chairing Blagojevich's re-election bid and previous deals among the key Democrats.
I pointed out that a few years ago, he, Madigan and Senate Republican leader Frank Watson of Greenville had formed a political alliance to thwart Blagojevich and Senate President Emil Jones Jr. Any hugging involved?