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Full text of Barack Obama’s Speech at Mile High Stadium (Invesco Field)

To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation;

With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.

Let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest – a champion for working Americans and an inspiration to my daughters and to yours — Hillary Rodham Clinton.  To President Clinton, who last night made the case for change as only he can make it; to Ted Kennedy, who embodies the spirit of service; and to the next Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, I thank you. I am grateful to finish this journey with one of the finest statesmen of our time, a man at ease with everyone from world leaders to the conductors on the Amtrak train he still takes home every night.

To the love of my life, our next First Lady, Michelle Obama, and to Sasha and Malia – I love you so much, and I’m so proud of all of you.

rest of speech after the break…

A Few Key Quotes From Obama’s Acceptance Speech

The entire speech is excellent. His delivery was nearly flawless. There isn’t a politician in America who can match his speaking ability. The man is truly inspiring.

America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.

It’s not because John McCain doesn’t care. It’s because John McCain doesn’t get it.

In Washington, they call this the Ownership Society, but what it really means is – you’re on your own.

Well it’s time for them to own their failure. It’s time for us to change America.

Column on Columns

The GOP and it’s leading spokespersons (well, Rush Limbaugh, but if it’s all you got…) are all ready to make a huge fuss over the stage at Denver’s Invesco Field.

Apparently there are columns in the backdrop.  Oh my.

What kind of hubris it would be to use columns in the background of a US electorial speech?  How assuming, how arrogant, gosh, how un-American can you get?!?

Here’s a sneak preview:


Great way to get good images for diaries

There is a video feed available from the DNC that you can view on your computer. The beauty of this hi-def video feed is that it allows you to do screencaptures of the available videos. I captured these four images and resized them in a few minutes. You won’t see any of these images in news articles.

BREAKING- Clinton expected to release delegates Wednesday

Wow! Hot off the AP Wire:

DENVER – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, hoping to unite the Democratic Party and cement her future in it, will gather her hard-won primary delegates Wednesday at a reception where she is expected to formally release them to Barack Obama.

Clinton has invited her pledged delegates to a reception at the Colorado Convention Center, not far from the main Democratic National Convention arena.

The high-profile gathering of political regulars who once fought against Obama serves a dual purpose for Clinton: Show fellow Democrats that she can be a team player, and display her still-formidable political strengths for the future. Many of her supporters want her to run for president again.

A Democratic official told The Associated Press Sunday, a day before the convention begins, that she is expected to release her delegates at the Wednesday event. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss details publicly.

Is this true? What’s the skinny on this one?  

Blue Pagans at the DNC

Crossposted with permission from Blue Pagans

“Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.” -Today’s fortune cookie. No joke.

Almost eight years have passed since the (s)election of our president. Through those years, we have seen the trust America puts in herself dismantled. What isn’t often spoken of is the fact that the percentage of people who support George W. Bush are in direct correlation to those of us who trust our country, and in particular, our government. The remainder, for the most part, have lost faith in government.


Ed and Rita on their way to Denver.