Obama Speech Sneak Peak
The Obama campaign has released excerpts from his nomination acceptance speech titled "The American Promise" in advance of his address tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Obama is scheduled to accept his party's nomination for president at Invesco Field at Mile High at 10 p.m. ET.
The excerpts have been posted on The Trail.
There won't be much action on the blog tonight, as The Fix will be helping to write the main story documenting tonight's proceedings over at washingtonpost.com. An excerpt is below and you can continue to monitor the constantly-updated story all night.
Democrats Eagerly Await Obama Acceptance Speech
"DENVER - Hours before presidential nominee Barack Obama takes the stage at Invesco Field, his campaign manager described the Illinois Senator's acceptance speech as the "capstone" of the critical four-day Democratic National Convention.
"The convention may be more important to us than McCain because people need to know more info about Obama and are hungry for it," said David Plouffe during an interview with Washington Post and washingtonpost.com editors and reporters.
Plouffe dismissed concerns about the construction of the stage on which Obama will speak - some have said it looks like a Greek temple - and the massive crowd of 75,000 or more expected to attend tonight's festivities. Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has repeatedly mocked Obama's huge campaign appearances and rallies as the manifestation of a "celebrity" candidate who is more concerned about appearances than substance and practical experience."
Read more here.
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