2008 Denver, co
Democratic national convention
About 2008 DNC
The United States 2008 Democratic National Convention was a quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party where it adopted its national platform and officially nominated its candidates for President and Vice President. The convention was held in Denver, Colorado, from August 25 to August 28, 2008, at Pepsi Center. Senator Barack Obama from Illinois gave his acceptance speech on August 28 at Invesco Field in what the party called an “Open Convention”. Denver last hosted the Democratic National Convention in 1908. Obama became the party’s first African-American nominee for President. Senator Joe Biden from Delaware was nominated for Vice President.
Obama officially received the nomination for President on August 27, when his former opponent, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton of New York, interrupted the official roll call to move that Obama be selected by acclamation. U.S. Senator Joe Biden of Delaware accepted the nomination for Vice President on the same night. Obama accepted his nomination the following night in a speech at INVESCO Field before a record-setting crowd of 84,000 people in attendance.
Most of all, I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together – black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young and old; gay, straight, men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance, under the same proud flag, to this big, bold country that we love.
When I’m President, we’ll rally this country to the cause of world-class education. That means putting our kids on a pathway to success with universal, quality, affordable early childhood education.
“What has always united us–what has always driven our people; what drew my father to America’s shores–is a set of ideals that speak to aspirations shared by all people: that we can live free from fear and free from want; that we can speak our minds and assemble with whomever we choose and worship as we please.”
And we’re the party of Jefferson, who wrote the words that we are still trying to heed–that all of us are created equal–and who sent us West to blaze new trials, to make new discoveries, and to realize the promise of our highest ideals. the module Advanced settings.
John McCain has spent a lot of time talking about trips to Iraq in the last few weeks, but maybe if he spent some time taking trips so the cities and towns that have been hardest hit by this economy–cities in Michigan, and Ohio, and right here in Minnesota–he’d understand the kind of change that people are looking for.