Al Gore told Democrats Thursday night that the
2008 election is close because defenders of the status quo "are desperately afraid of the change Barack Obama represents." And the former vice president said he knows something about close elections.
Barack Obama launched his historic fall campaign
for the White House on Thursday with an outdoor Democratic National
Convention extravaganza that blended old-fashioned speechmaking,
Hollywood-quality stagecraft and innovative, Internet age politics.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is having a busier two weeks than most of the delegates at the DNC. Rybak co-chairs the delegation in Denver. He's a statewide co-chair for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and he's helping to host the Republican National Convention next week.
For four days the pundits and the politicians have owned the airwaves during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Minnesota Public Radio decided it was time for the rest of the Democrats to have their say.
Barack Obama aims to weave the personal with the
political Thursday night as he tells 75,000 supporters in a football stadium - and millions more at home - how as president he would make a difference in their lives.
Barack Obama will be unveiling a delicate balancing
act tonight, trying to get personal with 75,000 supporters in a
massive stadium and millions more at home while explaining how as
president he would make a difference in their lives.
Sen. John Kerry, the one-time presidential nominee
whose campaign crumbled under attacks on his military service and
consistency, told fellow Democrats on Wednesday that he doesn't
recognize Republican John McCain, a man he once considered as a