Obama’s Big Bash

Monday, July 7, 2008

Let’s get this party started!

In a break with tradition, Barack Obama, will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the 76, 000 seat Invesco Field Stadium at Mile High, rather than at the site of the party’s national convention across town.

Democratic party officials said the decision to move Obama’s speech on the final night of the Aug. 24-28 convention to the giant open-air football field of the Denver Broncos was a natural extension of the Illinois senator’s efforts to open up the political process.

In a conference call with reporters, DNC Chairman Howard Dean said he was “delighted” about the change in venue for the convention speech. He batted away questions about logistical challenges and added costs the change would produce, saying those things would be worked out in the coming weeks.

Obama is known for drawing huge crowds to many of his speeches. In May, a record 75,000 jammed into a riverside park in Portland, Ore., to hear him speak shortly before that state’s primary.

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10 Responses to Obama’s Big Bash

  1. DCVET says:

    The crowds Barack Obama is able to draw is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my life. The desire to see and hear him is a statement about how desperate the American people are to have a genuine leader who will mind the store. For 8 years, this country has had a president with profound character flaws and mental deficiencies. To see someone like Obama poised to take the reigns from Bush, fills people with hope and a sense of possibility.

  2. Peace Nick says:

    How do I get tickets?

    I would really love attending this event and watch history being made.

    What a great experience to one day tell my kids!

  3. Tiny Dancer says:

    I hear John McCain is renting a Denny’s in St. Paul for his acceptance speech. 🙂

  4. Maithri says:

    Its at times like these I wish I was in the US to be there in person…

    Ah well, we’ll still be gettin our party on here in Australia too 😉

    Days like that need to be celebrated,

    Peace Bro,


  5. Rachel says:

    Can you imagine 76,000 people filing a stadium to see George Bush? LMAO! Not likely, unless he was going to announce his resignation. Like I said, can you imagine?

  6. Aunt Peg says:

    Tiny Dancer,

    McCave plans to rent a Masonic Hall with 50 folding chairs and oxygen in case he faints from the excitement.

  7. Dick Small says:

    I’m so jealous. I can’t even find one person who’ll listen to me…

  8. Travelingman says:

    Rachel…Bush might draw 76,000 if they put him on trial for war crimes. That many would show up to watch him stand trial that is for sure…

  9. Joe in Colorado says:

    I have thought about going but I hate large crowds. Even sporting events wear me out psychologically. I saw a bad trampling years ago at a rock concert and I never felt comfortable in crowds after that. I know the crowd would be very different by 76,000 people is a bit much for me.

  10. Miranda says:

    Wish I could be there….but I will be at the inauguration, which I’m sure will draw a cool million.

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