On stage, the convention's unfolding seamlessly. The speeches are slick, the messages managed masterfully and the love-fest strong enough to sweeten your morning coffee.
But away from the podium, concerns about Barack Obama and the future of the party have even some dedicated Democrats saying openly that they think the election's lost.Read More
Snapshots from the third day of the Democratic National Convention:
It wasn't quite the sentiment the Barack Obama camp wanted to hear, but former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham of Florida had to put in a few good words for his old friend John McCain.
Speaking to the Florida delegation Wednesday, Graham had praise for both Obama and McCain.Read More
Hillary Rodham Clinton closed the book on her 2008 presidential bid with an emphatic plea for the party to unite behind Barack Obama.Read More
For one evening, their political world was perfect. Or so it seemed.
Standing before thousands of delegates, almost half of them her backers, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton declared it time "to unite as a single party with a single purpose" and urged her followers to help elect once-bitter rival Barack Obama. "We are on the same team," she said, after allowing the applause to build to a crescendo and linger, longer than usual — much like the Democratic primary race itself.
Bill Clinton once vowed to fight for voters "until the last dog dies." On Wednesday he shows how hard he will fight for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on the Clintons' last big day of the 2008 campaign.Read More
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, keynoting the Democratic National Convention, said Tuesday that American voters "have one shot to get it right" by electing Barack Obama president to end Republican leadership that is stuck in the past.Read More
It seems to be a law of modern American politics that if there are conventions, there must be protesters.
True to that law, the protesters arrived in Denver along with the Democrats.Read More
With Hillary Clinton supporters grudgingly coming on board, the Barack Obama forces are preparing to do battle with the 500-pound gorilla at the Democratic Convention -- John McCain.Read More
Sen. Hillary Clinton's speech to the Hispanic caucus of the Democratic National Convention proved to be something of a bittersweet experience for her supporters. And she still has plenty of them among the caucus. They were the people wearing Hillary buttons. The men and women with tears in their eyes as she spoke.
Team Obama hopes the new technologies will draw increased involvement and voter turnout from groups, particularly the young.
Besides reaching new voters, the use of social networks, video conferences, and micro-messages are also effective for simply bypassing the media middlemen.Read More