The Curtin Rises on the Democratic National Convention

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Barack Obama's campaign began with the promise of change from business as usual in Washington. Then came the primaries; now comes the selection of veteran Delaware Senator Joseph Biden. Today, Obama has four days to reverse the slide, which now has him virtually tied with John McCain in what's supposed to be a Democratic year. This week's convention could be a lot more important than anybody expected. The delegates are still getting used to Obama's vice presidential choice, and it's not certain how many Hillary Clinton supporters are on board. Why Denver?  What's the "western states strategy?"  How about the pressure on tonight's main speaker, Michelle Obama?


Mark Barabak - Los Angeles Times - @markzbarabak, James Rubin - Sunday Times, Mark Udall - Congressman (D-CO), Curtis Hubbard - Political Editor, Denver Post, Stephen Zunes - University of San Francisco - @SZunes, Cheryl Contee - Jack and Jill Politics - @ch3ryl, Liza Mundy - New America Foundation - @lizamundy‎, Carl Sferrazza Anthony - Historian, First Ladies' Library

Warren Olney

Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal