August 24th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Delaware gets front-row seat

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Delaware is moving up to the front row.

Seating for the state’s delegation was moved Sunday from up in the stands of the Pepsi Center, site of the Democratic convention, to the front two rows on the floor of the arena.

Delegates from Delaware will now be seated right next to the podium where their senator, Joe Biden, will give his vice presidential nomination acceptance speech on Wednesday night.

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. jeanette from Charlotte

    Very cool!

    Vote Smart – Obama-Biden '08!

    August 24, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  2. Soldier for OBAMA

    It is protocola nd surely honored to do so. OBAMA should do the same with the Western States, Puerto rico Alaska, the Virgin Islands, it symbolized his commitment to the least among us. I am sure the convention will be great and they need to campaign everyday and night while the GOP is also having their convention. CHANGE means not taking anything for Granted and to campaign in MN, OH, PA, NC, AZ, TX, NM, MT, NV, AK, NH, NJ, MS, MO and all the 17 hotly CONTESTED states. Texas will go BLUE in O8.

    August 24, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. Loyalty23

    Afghanistan Hearings

    The ad starts by saying Obama "never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan," which is literally true. Obama, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's subcommittee on European Affairs, hasn't held any Afghanistan hearings. The full Senate Foreign Relations Committee, however, has held three hearings on Afghanistan during the past two years, and Obama attended one of them.

    McCain's ad fails to mention that his own record is no better. Although he's the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, he missed all seven of the hearings that his panel held on Afghanistan during the same two years, according to (We looked through the transcripts of the hearings from Federal News Service to confirm ABC's report, and we found statements that showed McCain was not present at two of the hearings, statements from other senators speaking on McCain's behalf at two more hearings, and no mention of McCain whatsoever at the other three.)

    August 24, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  4. lila

    Right on.

    August 24, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  5. obama/not biden '08

    who cares?

    August 24, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  6. PoliticoMike

    But of course 😉

    August 24, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. Jorge

    Does anyone know where the Hawaii delegation will be seated?

    Go Obama! Hele On, Brudda!!

    August 24, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  8. interesting

    So Delaware (3 electoral votes) is more important than MI (17 electoral votes) and FL (27 electoral votes).

    Pelosi is an idiot.

    Print that CNN.

    August 24, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  9. Linda

    This a great ticket. I believe that Joe Biden and his entire family will work and support Barack Obama.

    I am a lifelong republican mom of 3 who is fired up and ready to go for Barack. I donate, support in every way that I can. We cannot afford 4 more years of this, seeing our hard earned equity dry up, the terrible economic mess and image problem we have, I encourage every-one to work as hard as they can. YES WE CAN and please remember what's at stake. You guys are all great.

    August 24, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  10. Debby, NJ

    Excellent, as it should be !!!.
    Obama/Biden '08

    August 24, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  11. Tom in Delaware

    So who got kicked up to the nose-bleed section?

    As for the real news...did you guys hear that Bigfoot thing was just a scam?!?

    August 24, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  12. Cynthia

    Senator Biden is the VP so therefore his state should be upfront.

    August 24, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Matt from Delaware

    That's right, "interesting." It's amazing the clout a little tax-free shopping will get ya.

    August 24, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  14. Ron democrat turned independent

    if he is to be president for all the people why does the states he needs to win get preferred seating while those who already committed are pushed to the rear for their efforts. i can accept Delaware out of respect for the VP but should the other states not have been in a draw so everybody as equal opportunity. you can't run a country playing favorites

    August 24, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  15. Bob - Maryland

    3 seats - that should be easy.

    August 24, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  16. McDrill

    Obama/Bide 08!!!! game over for Mcshame!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  17. Alade, GA

    mCAIN = Economic depression. It's no brainer Obama is the best choice for the country.

    August 24, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  18. Sarah from Delaware

    What's with all the Delaware bashing, CNN? I heard some Republican talking head yesterday snickering about how Senator Biden is going to deliver "Delaware, and only Delaware." Just because we're one of the smallest states doesn't mean we don't deserve recognition once in a while!

    August 24, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  19. Debby

    BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  20. Karen - Missouri

    Delaware DESERVES to have a front row seat...after all, Biden IS the VP. It's only fair. I'm not sure what kind of reasoning you're using by reporting on this or blogging on it. What did you expect? A fight? Really now CNN, you have better news stories to make than THIS.

    August 24, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  21. Joe

    I'm currently looking to move out of DE becuase of the messed up schools here....It's stupid. I hope the country is run better than Delaware.

    August 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  22. Tre, New Virginia-D

    Virginia Loves Business, Virginia Loves Biden, Virginia Loves Obama.
    California Loves Business, California Loves Biden, California Loves Obama.
    On the East and West coasts, both states are experiencing a boom in respect to the rest of this country. Unless you are in the Republican stronghold of Texas, or its brother Alaska, The latter two regions are strengthening in spite of the economy, so the question you should yourself is where do you live? Cause chances are anywhere else your losing. Vote Democrat if you miss your money, vote Republican if it doesn't matter. Virginia will still be fine, thanks to our new Democratic government structure.

    Thats what I love to see.
    Obama 08

    August 24, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  23. Denise

    They should move closer up, look where the VP is from. PA should move closer up, too.

    August 24, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  24. Kenneth M.

    The Clintons discraced this country last time they were in office and if it were not for Obama they would do it again. I dont care if he wins or not. Just as long as we do not have to deal with the Clintons again. Bill wasted so much time defending himself that he only did an 8th of what he should have done for the contry in 8 years. Hillary was out of touch the whole time trying to save face. Good ridence to bad rubish. I hope Obama wins but I will be happy with McCain for 4 years. Then Obama can run again in 2012.

    August 24, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  25. tedious898

    This was supposed to be Barack's big night – the anniversary of "MLK's I have a dream" speech. Its such a shame that Barack, his family, his campaign and millions of white and black supporters, will spend the night hearing hate from the PUMA's and other hate groups.

    Do you think any one of these people care about anybody or anything – except – Hillary should be president (?) Not a chance people! Let the hate and 4 more bush years continue.

    August 24, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
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