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DNC Thursday: Obama's Big Night

The text of Obama's speech is here.

It's a Wrap: Obama gave a great speech -- he was inspiring, authentic, inclusive, humble, passionate and most of all, Presidential. His supporters love him. They will work extra hard in November. There's too much at stake.

8:55 pm: Obama's hit his mark. Most moving line so far: "Welcome Home."

You’re the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and went to school here and pledged allegiance to our flag will no longer be deported from the only country she’s ever called home — why selfless soldiers won’t be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love, why thousands of families have finally been able to say to the loved ones who served us so bravely, welcome home. Welcome home. You did that. You did that. You did that.

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The Speech Obama Should Emulate

Far and away, still the best speech of the convention so far (with a big assist from his incredibly telegenic 3 year old daughter.)

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Wednesday Night at the DNC

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is speaking now. I didn't find it special.

A very happy, energizer-bunny of a nun is up next. She seemed very nice but a little too cheerful.

The big flap on Jerusalem, brings to mind this fun video from "Working Girl."

I'll be back for Clinton and check the comments to see if I've missed anything. [Post speech thoughts below...]

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Obama Acceptance Speech Moved Indoors

The live audience capacity for President Obama's acceptance speech has just dropped from 75,000 to 15,000. The DNC has moved the speech indoors, due to weather concerns. Naysayers are claiming he couldn't fill the 70,000 seat outdoor stadium, the weather is showing only 20% chance of thunderstorms, and the real concern was hecklers.

This is what 84,000 people looked like the night of Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC convention in Denver [More..]:

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DNC Tuesday Night: Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks tonight from the Democratic convention. (Added: If you missed it, you can watch here.)

Big Tent Democrat sent along some photos, here's one of the convention hall earlier today.

I'm just getting online today, and haven't caught up with the news, so this is an open thread, all convention related things welcome. [More....]

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