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Hours before Obama acceptance speech, convention so far "exceeded" goals.

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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.

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Obama makes his acception speech...Tony talks...The Democrats have no candidate...Nice planning RNC.

For the first time in my life, I will not be voting for a Democrat for President. While I realize my vote won't count either way because I live, work and play in Cook County, I found the way the Obama Camp handled things disgusting and as bad as McCain might be, he is not worth voting for either, so I'm going to sit this one out.

For the first time in my life, I will not be voting for a Democrat for President. While I realize my vote won't count either way because I live, work and play in Cook County, I found the way the Obama Camp handled things disgusting and as bad as McCain might be, he is not worth voting for either, so I'm going to sit this one out.

Ms. Sweet,

The Huffington Post's "Eat the Press" has video of a certain Chicagoan named Lynn Sweet talking about her first convention.

http://tinyurl.com/6gftcx

-- SCAM
so-called "Austin Mayor"
http://austinmayor.blogspot.com

P.S. You look good in blue.

WHAT A CONVENTION AND I SAW IT ON C-SPAN!
LYNN YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK ABOUT THE CONVENTION
I WILL BUY IT!
GREAT JOB LYNN!

CHARACTER COMPARISONS ...

Lofty speeches are great ... but actons
speak louder than words !!!

In addition to 20+ more years of service and
experience in the U.S. senate than the other
candidate ...

One candidate, John McCain watched his fellow
prisoner's backs, at great cost to himself. After
3 years as a tortured P.O.W. in Vietnam, he was
offered early release by the enemy. But, since it
would have been dishonorable to get released
before his fellow prisoners, he refused, which
resulted in 2 1/2 additional years of torture and
captivity.

The other candidate, Barack Obama threw his
self proclaimed friend, spiritual advisor, and mentor
of 20 years, under the bus for political expediency and gain.

To vote for Obama, after learning these differences ...
will say as much about your character, as it does about
the character of the two candidates.

I SMELL A GUY GRASPING AT STRAWS!
GET A NEW PLAYBOOK, OLD NEWS, GROW UP AND GET A
LIFE!
OBAMA IS GOING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR YOU TOO!
YOUR BOY MCCAIN JUST LAID AN EGG, HE CHOSE SOMEONE
HE BARELY KNOWS AS HIS VP!
WHAT A WILD AND CRAZY GUY!
ASK GERALDINE FERRARO IF MCCAIN MADE A GOOD MOVE?
THIS LADY COULDN'T CARRY HILLARY CLINTON'S
POCKETBOOK!
IT'S A SHAME THE WAY MCCAIN IS USING THIS NICE
LADY!
WELL AT LEAST SHE CAN GO BACK TO WORK IN ALASKA!

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