August 28th, 2008
10:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Crowley: Team Obama wanted a show and it has one

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Thousands of Democrats await Obama's acceptance speech."]
DENVER (CNN) – The crowd at Invesco Field is now almost at capacity. Beachballs are being bounced overhead as the crowd does the wave.

Team Obama wanted a show and it has one.

It will be interesting to see how all of this plays outside of the stadium after tonight.

Watch: 'American needs Obama,' says Richardson

A familiar name just spoke - Susan Eisenhower, grand daughter of the very Republican late president Dwight (“I like Ike”) Eisenhower.

My colleague Jessica Yellin also just witnessed quite a moment. Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, hugging each other and weeping on this historic night - the anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the night a biracial man accepts the nomination of the Democratic Party.

On top of everything else, a number of military types are currently on stage testifying to Obama's ability to be the next commander in chief.

soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Val from MA

    I've decided not to watch Obama's speech intentionally. His ego is bigger than the stadium he is using. Sure, it is a historical moment in our country, but it doesn't have to be a theatrical show with Greek columns on the podium. What does Greek columns have to do with African-Americans and Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech? NOTHING!
    Forgive me, but it is just a show.

    August 28, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  2. chris


    August 28, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  3. Fired Up

    Shows grow dim after they are over and everone goes home and conversations fade out.

    This is not a show! This is a night people will want to see and hear played over and over for the next four years. (That means having Barack Obama become president for us to alway have him to listen to
    via the medias.

    His spirit when he speaks fills like hope and change.


    August 28, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  4. Dingle225

    Speech is over and I didn't hear anything but generalities and what America should be like and is capable of and what it is.

    I agree with much of what he says but I don't know STILL why I should vote for him to be the one to do it.

    Most Americans can agree with many of the things he is saying I am sure.

    Dems and Republicans.

    If this election isn't about Obama and about 'me' why should I even care what he says?????

    This sounds like a sermon I hear on Sundays NOT ideas about how to create change but that change is possible and needed.

    About how we are a great country (I already know that)
    About how we can win an make our dreams reality (I know that already)
    Dreams can come true (I know that and so did Walt Disney)

    Wake up people!!!!!!
    Vote for him
    or don't vote for him
    but at least do it with a clear head and reasonable judgment.

    August 28, 2008 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  5. Paul

    Still undecided.

    August 28, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  6. CHH

    After the 8 years of Bush, I thought Americans is ready for a credible and experience president to save us from the mess–economy, education, health care, social security, etc, (need more reasons for a good president?)

    I was very glad to find all the qualities this contry needs in Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, my point of view is not shared my the majority of the Democrats–evidence by the fact that Obama is now the party's moninee.

    Pitty the foolish fools those democrats trading in real solution for a hope of rainbow and sunshine that surely will not be delivered by the great saleman Obama.

    I find that is odd that "We" the party is seeking for solution and yet dismissing a great cannidate that armed with thoughtful solutions to fix our problems. In exchange, we select a man that has no credential, only his words. Have anyone listen to his speeches? When aksed for proposed solutions, he always acted confused and this answers had been a series of cut and phase proposed solutions from other cannidates, mostly copied from Hilary's proposals. Of course, he did take the initiative to make some minor changes in those proposals that allowed him to claim that he has a brain, too.

    It is odd that we don't want to be racist and yet allow reversed racism controlled in this election–Obama plays the race cards so skillful that people cannot see? Did he not make speeches claiming he is a black cannidate asking for the support of the black community, Did he not ask for Opra/the queen of the Affrican American communities to solicit support for him? Did he not visit one Black community to the next asking for those community leaders to rally support for him? Did he not let his staffs played the race card when he was under attack for his inexperience by claiming that those that refused to support him are racists? and that is not the same as Obama himself using the race card to dismiss those that have real concerns about this election? He wants to quiet those of us that have legitimate concerns about his ability by labeling us as racists?

    And now we suppose to come together under the party's flag to heal and give Obama our supports?

    I greatly dissapoint in this party.

    August 28, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  7. Tom in VA

    My grandparents sacrificed so my parents could have a good life. My parents sacrificed so my brothers and I could be the men we are today. I want to do the same for my children, but I am afraid that if we do not change the course of this country, I will not have that opportunity. A vote for McCain is a vote against opportunity for the average person, and a vote against hope for my children...we cannot afford to let this happen.

    August 28, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
1 2 3 4