DNC: Day three happenings at the DNC
August 27, 2008
The Democratic National Convention starts to gain momentum today as delegates actually vote for their nominee. As this is being written, the state caucuses are meeting over breakfast to decide how, exactly, to do this ” voice vote, roll call or some other method.
Either way, that will be the business of the day as soon as the convention is called to order at 3 p.m. at the Pepsi Center, with Colorado’s own Sen. Ken Salazar doing the nominating for Barack Obama sometime before 4 p.m. Other highlights from the Pepsi Center include speeches by former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John Kerry, Sen. Charles Schumer and, of course, vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden.
Elsewhere in town, Fort Collins Now reporters will be covering numerous and, as always, wildly varying events. They include:
» Shadowing local delegates as they perform community service. For Colorado delegates, including Paul Anderson from Fort Collins and Greeley alternate Pam Shaddock, that means assisting at the Denver Rescue Mission;
» Covering forums on two of the most critical issues Obama will face as president if he beats John McCain in November: Health care and international relations;
» Checking out the Rage Against the Machine concert, as much to shout “rally round the family” at the top of our lungs as to be on hand for a planned protest march from the Denver Coliseum to the Pepsi Center;
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» Listening to T. Bone Pickens and his unique national energy plan;
» And being on hand to cover anything that should arise between police and protesters on the streets.