Ticket Notification Begins for Obama Acceptance Speech

Ticket notification begins today for those who applied for "community credentials" to attend Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech Thursday night at Invesco Field.

Details for picking up your tickets are here.

If you offered to volunteer for the campaign and already put in your hours, you're a shoo-in:

Obama supporters who agreed to volunteer for the candidate when they signed up for credentials — and actually fulfilled their promises — can rest easier, knowing they are set to receive "all-star volunteer seats" closer than other spectators, the campaign announced Wednesday.

As to those who signed up online without clicking the volunteer box, it's first-come, first-serve. More than 80,000 applied for 30,000 slots.

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    Will there be a free concert? (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by myiq2xu on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:19:54 AM EST
    We should get brats & beer too, like the Germans did.

    I've heard The Precious speechify on television, and wasn't impressed.

    I doubt seeing him in person is any better.

    The words lose a lot (none / 0) (#16)
    by BrianJ on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:39:44 AM EST
    When not viewed live, and I find that they lose even more when they're viewed on a printed or web page.  Obama's only real genius is in staging.  If you're familiar with the Harry Potter books, he's basically a black Gilderoy Lockhart.

    I'm already tired of (none / 0) (#21)
    by Grace on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 01:06:37 PM EST
    Obama's speeches.  He's very good at reading off the teleprompters, but that doesn't turn me on anymore.  Perhaps he should be getting acting tips from George Clooney?  Perhaps Oprah could help him turn into a talk show host?  

    I dunno.  

    He needs more than speeches.  


    Wait a second (3.50 / 2) (#11)
    by BrianJ on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:24:22 AM EST
    I seem to remember that you said that all of the tickets would require volunteer work on the Obama campaign.  Now, forty percent of Invesco Field is open to those who haven't even pledged to volunteer?

    I think the candidate of Beliefs You Keep Changin' may have bitten off more than he could chew.

    Yup. I could have sworn I read a story (none / 0) (#17)
    by LatinoVoter on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:39:51 AM EST
    somewhere yesterday of a wannabe attendee saying she was denied her ticket because she didn't complete the volunteer portion.  Or did I just dream that last night?

    It's like a little lobbying arrangement, (3.50 / 2) (#19)
    by Anne on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:48:51 AM EST
    isn't it?

    You agree to put in X hours of time to benefit the nominee, you get rewarded with "free" tickets.

    If you don't pay with your time, the access you'd like to have may be limited or denied.


    Wish I could go. (1.00 / 1) (#3)
    by indy in sc on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:09:13 AM EST
    I think it would be exciting to be there.  I'm looking forward to Jeralyn's live blogging of it.

    I just read Hillary's name will be put into (1.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Teresa on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:10:38 AM EST
    nomination and then she will hand over her delegates to Obama. Is this true? I think it could make for a nicer convention.

    Per Marc Ambinder (none / 0) (#6)
    by Little Fish on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:20:34 AM EST
    Apparently true. (none / 0) (#7)
    by indy in sc on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:20:41 AM EST
    At least according to Politico.    

    Interesting (none / 0) (#9)
    by americanincanada on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:21:40 AM EST
    There is no firm agreement for her to turn over her delegates to Obama nor in how she herself as a super will vote. They 'expect' her to do it.

    From the article HERE

    For Democrats inside the convention center in Denver, as well as the television audience at home, it could create some interesting moments. After the state-by-state roll is tallied, Mrs. Clinton is expected to turn over her cache of delegates to Senator Barack Obama.

    So how will Mrs. Clinton, who is a superdelegate herself, vote? Associates say she will throw her lot behind Mr. Obama and ask her supporters to follow suit. To see if it unfolds as the Obama campaign hopes - free of acrimony - tune in on Wednesday, Aug. 27


    From my perspective (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Steve M on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:34:29 AM EST
    that is a flawless plan.

    Also, (none / 0) (#10)
    by pie on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:23:42 AM EST
    info about Hillary as keynote speaker:

    Clinton aides also confirmed, and Obama aides did not dispute, that it was Clinton who informed the Obama campaign that she did not to give the keynote address to the convention. It is not clear whether the Obama camp would have offered the honorific, but they did not, sources said, deliberately deny it to Clinton.


    Armbinder (none / 0) (#12)
    by americanincanada on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:27:22 AM EST
    said that in theory Clinton could take the nomination at this point if enough delegates changed their minds but that in practice it was impossible.

    Of course he also said that Obama never had any objection to Clinton's name being pu tin nomination for a real role-call vote and I don't believe that for a second.

    This is all in response tp public opinion that Clinton deserves the same respect afford every candidate since 1964.


    Hmmm. (none / 0) (#14)
    by pie on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:31:01 AM EST
    Of course he also said that Obama never had any objection to Clinton's name being pu tin nomination for a real role-call vote and I don't believe that for a second.

    Certainly some of his comments didn't exactly show a fervent desire to allow that.  I think the campaign is still a bit worried, because he's not going in as the clear winner.

    But I suppose it is inevitable that he gets it.  Too bad.


    Well, I think all of that (none / 0) (#13)
    by dk on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:28:19 AM EST
    is just Kabuki.  We will not know for a long time (if ever) what people were really thinking.

    Hmmm... (none / 0) (#1)
    by kredwyn on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:40:05 AM EST
    Denver in August with a convention going on? Or Upstate NY in the middle of farm country?

    Hmmmm...will be in NY on vacay. Y'all have fun. I'll be checking out the fantasy baseball games going on at Doubleday Field.

    Denver in August beats South Florida (none / 0) (#8)
    by Molly Bloom on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:21:07 AM EST
     in August any day! We used to go every August until my mother in law died. I miss it.

    I will be leaving for Denver on the 21st (none / 0) (#2)
    by athyrio on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:47:19 AM EST
    (as far as I know) and will take part in some of the events for PUMA...am excited about going...

    Pelosi should get a warm reception at (none / 0) (#18)
    by kimsaw on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:44:39 AM EST
    the convention if she continues comments like those being reported on CNN. Apparently some of Clinton backers need an attitude adjustment. She doesn't leave Bill alone either. Losing is hard... :(. Does she know how belittling she sounds. She's such a political genius- I'm going to rush out and buy her book...not!  

    I lost respect for Pelosi (none / 0) (#20)
    by cawaltz on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 10:54:38 AM EST
    when she took her duty as a check and balance off the table. She's an enabler and her opinion of me means spit.