Democratic National Convention
Delegates at the DFL State Party Convention are in the process of backing a candidate for governor. Eight candidates are vying for the endorsement. Throughout the morning, the campaigns held five minute rallies on the floor to boost support for the campaign.
Financial giants now being bailed out by the
government spent millions underwriting the Democratic and
Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to
Washington begging for multibillion-dollar handouts.
Drop the "presumptive." Barack Obama is now officially the Democratic Party's nominee for president. One hundred screaming Minn. democrats enthusiastically welcomed Obama to the stage last night in Invesco Field.
Long before Denver, the drum roll of history began: If Barack
Obama could capture the Democratic nomination, he
would deliver the biggest speech of his life exactly 45 years after
Martin Luther King Jr.'s immortal "I Have a Dream" address.
Before an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama
promised a clean break from the "broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush" Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president.
More than 84,000 people have jammed into Invesco
Field at Mile High stadium to hear Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech, city officials say.
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.
Midmorning discusses media coverage of the Democratic National Convention, candidates and politics, particularly on the web.
The public anxiously awaits Senator McCain's selection as his number two, though pollsters suggest that on voting day, his choice doesn't have that much of an impact.
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.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty joined some other Republicans in Denver this morning to rip Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
"I haven't decided yet, so I can't tell you," McCain said in an early morning radio interview. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's name is apparently still on the short list.