August 26th, 2008
10:18 PM ET
10 years ago

Scenes from the floor: Standing room only

It’s a full house at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

It’s a full house at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

DENVER (CNN) - The convention floor here at the Pepsi Center is closed. People are amassed, waiting to enter, however there is no access at this time. The crowd is standing room-only now as they await Hillary. Michelle Obama and Joe Biden are perched in the VIP seats.

soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Wisconsin

    Bill Clinton showed up at 9:20 Central time. So I guess CNN's article about Bill not showing up could not be more wrong.

    Maybe now is not the time to just make things up. CHECK FACTS!!!

    August 26, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. what.

    I can't believe Bill Clinton had the audacity to come in the room mid speech, start talking to everyone and hugging everyone, even Duval Patrick looked annoyed. That guy really has some nerve.

    I wonder how much he paid that black guy to sit next to him.

    August 26, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. Obama08

    How rude of Bill Clinton to arrive in the middle of a speech and for CNN to fawn all over him when an amazing speech is being delivered.

    CNN's fascinations with the Clitons is disgusting and its coverage of this convention patheyic!! This isn't about's about electing a president.

    August 26, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  4. brian

    I'm ecstatic. PUMAs are irrelevant. There are only a few hundred of them anyway, they just make more noise than the rest of us because CNN gives them a bullhorn. Clinton will give us every reason to elect Barack Obama that we need.

    August 26, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  5. Yoseph

    Go Hillary ... i cannot say much you walk to walk and let others do the talk.

    August 26, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  6. vic nashville,Tn

    We having party in front of TV
    Thanks to CNN
    We are witting to see our future president Hillary to speak
    Hillary 2012 / Mc Cain 2008

    August 26, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  7. Dominique Taylor, VA

    The pundits were trying to figure out the man sitting next to Pres. Clinton, I think it's Mervyn Leroy Jones II, the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones son.

    August 26, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |

    This convention so far is lackluster. Too much focus on phrases that don't work rather than actual substance. I'm not satisfied. Third party looks good.

    August 26, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  9. Don

    It's a sad day for Democrats.
    You have the Clintons who have done nothing but divide the party and who can be held accountable for the loss of the election this November.
    Hillary has proven to lack leadership skills over and over again. She is nothing more than a puppet of Bill. Bill the ladies man who is still running wild.
    Yes a sad day for us true Democrats who are stuck with the Clintons wanting nothing more than for them to be on the top of the pile no matter what it takes. Screw any other Democrats the Clintons want it all and could care less for anyone else.

    August 26, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  10. wanbligi

    It is an historic night for the Democratic National Convention with the first time a woman, Hillary, has gained so much attention because of her tight run in the primary. Along with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will address the convention. The Democrats will be united at the end of this convention and that is all that matters, when we elect the next President of the United States and Vice President of the United States, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

    Thank you so much Hillary supporters for learning along the way and being ultimately what we all desire at the polls is a vote for the Democrats.


    August 26, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  11. Michelle

    That stage decor is hideous. It looks like something from a casino or amusement park.

    By the way, why can't Obama carry himself across the finish line?

    August 26, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  12. chanting works

    I was going to say he hit one this time until he started getting the chanting going again. I'd love to get a fact check on how he could possibly know we don't have enough oil here to be worth drilling for and how he could possibly know those figures.

    August 26, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  13. Pat

    I don't care for the Clinton's either, but will somebody please tell me why you all have gone crazy over bo – I see nothing in him to go wild over. He has nothing to offer but words, he has pulled a real slick one on a lot of Americans. I just don't get it!

    August 26, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |

    No Way

    No How


    August 26, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  15. Joe Reg

    No way, no how, no McCain.

    That is the new Hillary. We must unite to recapture the White House.

    Obama/Biden 08.

    August 26, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  16. Colo Sprgs, CO

    No way, no how, no McCain! Hear that Puma idiots? That's your girl speaking. Now do the right thing and help elect a democrat into the Whitehouse and end this foolishness. Obama/Biden '08

    August 26, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  17. Quinn - Houston, Texas

    John McCain is looking for a few good Democrats.

    Leave your party and your principles behind and help him make your family suffer till 2012.

    Then, let John McCain win re-election at the hands of the Obama PUMA's who will also want revenge.

    Are you getting the picture yet?

    Venge voting makes no sense and no one wins...except John McCain.

    August 26, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  18. aliou FL

    Negative comments can't take cnn anywhere but to the gutter.

    August 26, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Can you please turn off that ridiculous fake "Sound from the floor" meter on the left side of the TV screen?

    August 26, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  20. Kim

    Don-get off the blog you are the epidemy of ignorance

    August 26, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  21. MK

    If the Dems still can't see the mistake they made after Hillary's speech, they deserve to lose the Presidential election. Hillary is probably the most brilliant person in the Democratic party. Everybody else look mediocre or downright foolish compared to her. Nancy Pelosi is so jealous that she ganged up with others to bring Hillary down. It's a sad day for the Dems. They will never pick themselves up again.

    August 26, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Wake up. The change Obama is going to leave us is the chump change we will have left in our pockets after he is threw picking them.

    August 26, 2008 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  23. Loretta

    When will this nonsense be over. McCain all the way.

    August 26, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    If you think you have seen a campaign just wait until the Republicans put their show on. Then see who the winners will be.

    August 26, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    The democrats are such phony's. I do feel sorry for them, as they are so gullable. They just do not believe anything. That is why I do not even believe everything the republicans say either. People need to wise up. They tell you anything they think you want to hear. They never tell you how or when they are going to do anything. We will still be discussing these same issues 8 years from now. Just wait and see.

    August 26, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
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