Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Unless they perform a miracle, liveblogging Obama's acceptance is out the window

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Unless they perform a miracle, liveblogging Obama's acceptance is out the window

Photo: Invesco Field, Denver

Per Marc Ambinder at The Atlantic:
The big announcement comes tomorrow, according to Democrats.

On Thursday, August 28, Barack Obama plans to accept his nomination at Invesco Field in Denver, rather than at the Pepsi Center.

It's going to cost the convention committee a lot of money to make the move, but Invesco Field can handle more than 75,000 spectators and will make a much better picture.

Interesting...that comes on the heels of a negative New York Times article and the DNCC response regarding planning and money issues. I don't think it's too hard to figure out that this was probably the Obama Campaign's idea and they are probably paying for it.

1) This is good news for many in the general public as well as other bloggers who don't have DNCC credentials.

2) This also means that it's good news for my team, especially my daughter. We can all be there for the highlight!

3) However, from a credentialed blogger perspective, this is kind of a drag. This is the highlight of the Convention and not only will it be unlikely that we can liveblog it, but I can't see how I'll be able to bring my laptop at all since it's completely out in the open with no rain protection.

So, good and bad news, depending on how you look at it. We'll find out more tomorrow.

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Blogger Ishmael said...

Denver in the summer isn't like Anchorage in the summer. I doubt there'll be much chance of rain on the night in question. So, good news all around!

7/06/2008 7:38 PM  
Blogger Philip Munger said...

We'll see about getting you an iPhone or something so you can live blog from the Stadium and send pictures. Not to worry, CD...

7/06/2008 8:35 PM  
Blogger monocot said...

300 days of sunshine a year hon, you'll be fine. Denver is very arid.

7/08/2008 1:58 PM  

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