DENVER--Hours before Barack Obama makes his historic acceptance speech at an outdoor stadium, campaign manager David Plouffe and chief strategist David Axelrod deemed the Democratic convention so far a success.
Tonight, Obama not only gives a speech with important message goals, but the thousands in the crowd--including some 20,000 from the battleground state of Colorado--will get trained in the Obama grass roots operation.
"The first three days of convention, we could not be more thrilled with how they've gone," said Plouffe.
"Each night had a purpose in terms of the strategy of the convention and quite candidly had exceeded all our goals.
"We think that all three of these nights so far have fit together and our fourth night tonight is going to be the capstone to what we think is a very very important week. Our hope and sense is that voters around the country have learned more about who Barack Obama is," he said.
"...We are not just unified, our party is electrified," said Plouffe, speaking at a reporters breakfast organized by the Christian Science Monitor.