August 28th, 2008
07:20 PM ET
14 years ago

Johns: A little like getting to the Super Bowl


CNN's Joe Johns reports that there are long lines to enter Invesco Field. (AP Photo)

DENVER (CNN) - There actually appear to be a couple of lines leading in different directiions to Invesco field. The line we walked has to be a couple miles long up to the point we are now. Some police officers told us it is six miles long, but it snakes and undulates, making it quite difficult to judge.

It moves rapidly across the Auraria Blvd overpass then slows down once you get to the other side, just a continuous stream of people walking across a bridge on the boulevard near here. From the way they are dressed really a collection of every type of person, from working class people in blue collar uniforms to men in suits and women in high heels.

It’s warm out, and people who aren't in the greatest shape are naturally huffing and puffing a bit. I taked to one guy who said this is a little like getting to the Super Bowl — which seems about right. That’s another national special security event, like the convention.

soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. AuntieK

    Will this country ever come together like it should? I believe that Obama will lead this Country to where it needs to be! Dr. Martin Luther King is smiling today.


    August 28, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  2. John Smith

    Obama does not really need to give any great or small speech. If the American people such idiots as to vomit for McCain and keep the Bush policies for 4-8 more years, let them do so.

    Obama does not need to convert or convince any American about his ability to lead and the need for change; it is American that needs a "thinking" leader and express the need for change!

    Obama does not need to work hard for the votes of women, Blacks, and other minority groups; it is those groups that need Obama. Let them go ahead and vote for McCain. They will wake up to 4-8 more years of more "hardships," hate," and loss of basic rights with their new and experienced (and bitter) president in McCain.

    August 28, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. Ted:Canada

    McCain's people in Canada...

    One of McCain's crew had a fund raiser here in Canada two weeks ago. The media here reported that in a country of 38 million people only 50 show up showed up for McCain despite atleast a few hundred thousand Americans who live in Canada.

    Obama come here we will fill the Sky Dome 65,000

    Another super bowl event...

    August 28, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  4. the Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    What a bunch of losers trying to fit in that stadium that is filled with star struck people from Hollywood.

    Give me a break.

    Obama is a loser he is risky as well

    McCain you can pick Romney or Pawlenty either will do a better job than "Joe and the Hawaiian."

    Didn't Joe say that Obama wasn't ready? If not I'll say it. He is risky and we don't want to gamble America on a roll of the dice.

    August 28, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  5. Sara

    YES WE CAN !!

    Obama/Biden '08

    We need to take our country back for US !!!!!

    August 28, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  6. No Hillary = No Obama

    This is nothing more than a game for Obama – one he desparately wants to win – his ego is on display all the time. No wonder he's having it at a sports arena – all it is is about sport. Obama's campagin feels so contrived – like his foreign tours. I am really beginning to wonder if Obama wasn't "annointed" by the Democratic party at the last convention when he wagged his gilded tongue. He's been given so much preferential treatment by the media and the Democratic party while Hillary was disrespected, disparaged and marginalized. I think the Democrats did not want her – so they promoted this inexperienced orator. It will be interesting to see if the facade comes crumbling down in November. No Obama, no way, no how and that includes his very ambitious wife.

    August 28, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  7. Bette

    Its not over, till the fat lady sings.................McCain will win!!!

    August 28, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. Martha Hussein Baker for Barack

    This is a proud day for all Americans. Finally, change we can believe in.

    Congratulations, President Obama!!

    OBAMA / BIDEN '08

    August 28, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  9. jp

    And the lord said, he will come in false pretense and many will follow, but beware as the devil has many faces...... I recommend you check you facts on Obama Hussein before you shower him with praise. McCain is a true leader, not some fly by the night pick. We dont need to elect an african american to say we are past racisim.

    August 28, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  10. David W.

    The Bible says Wide is the Gate and Broad is the way and MANY there be with go in thereat. Everything that is happening is suppose to be happening. Watch Out!

    August 28, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  11. Why Obama

    What still worries me is the church he went to.

    August 28, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |

    John McCain is nervous? Oh yes, Rove is pandering to whoever
    will listen on FOX right now!!!YOU KNOW, that nasty station. What will they talk about after
    Obama wins. WHAT!!!!

    August 28, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  13. Veteran for Obama

    David W: Ain't nobody idolizing Obama. You evangelicals wouldn't know Christ if he was right in front of you. You would probably stone him! Obama is just a righteous man. And people know it. But you wouldn't know what righteousness is, because you believe the darkness you're walking in is actually light.

    How can we trust the judgement of anybody who actually believed that George Bush is a citizen of the Kingdom? How can we trust the judgement of people who believe it is OK to hate people? How can we trust the judgement of people who condemn others? I don't!!

    You cats are working for Be'elzebub himself.

    You evangelicals and Satan are on the same side. If you were a follower of Christ, you would know him and you would follow his example. Lies, death, destruction, corruption, are all tools of the devil and his followers. You need to repent! And while you're at it, PRAY for some understanding, because LORD KNOWS, YOU NEED IT.

    August 28, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |

    They are dancing in the streets. Go Obama!!!! Hit the home run!
    Bring it on home!!!!!

    August 28, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  15. LaShanda

    McCain is dangerous for this country! His healthcare adviser says that the emergency room is health insurance. His economic adviser calls us whiners. He says that the economy is great! He doesn't know how many houses he owns. He didn't care about our troops in Afghanistan until Barack shed light on what they are facing. He didn't even show up to vote on the GI Bill!

    No how! No way! No McCain!

    August 28, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  16. Joe

    ALL men and women of good faith must rise up for a change enough is enough. Gop and all blood suckers must go!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is a challenge to Humanity!, no doubt.
    ALL the lies, ALL the spining, all the blood spill, ALL THE KILLING MUST COMES TO AN END., ALL the war mongers must be stop and put to their place.
    "Whatever goes up must come down" The time is here!
    No going back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!now or never

    August 28, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. Tim from Ohio

    Upon entering the stadium, all must bow down and confess their sins to Obama at his temple. Worshipping Obama like he's God is a sin.

    August 28, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  18. Denise

    I am jealous! Would love to have been there

    August 28, 2008 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  19. Silence Dogood

    This is as crucial an election as that which preceded the Civil War.

    August 28, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  20. Lisa

    I have stood in those lines to see Obama and it was well worth the wait.

    August 28, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  21. Desmond Sequeira

    Wish I could have been in one of those lines!

    August 28, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  22. Willy

    Was this thr American Idol shot from last year?

    August 28, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  23. GT in CA

    People are really excited about the Democratic candidate. Too bad grandpappy McCain can't generate much excitement. Oh I forgot about the bikers in Sturgis when McCain served up Cindy for the Miss Buffalo Chip contest.

    August 28, 2008 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  24. Sue

    Oh yeah,
    GOOOOOOOOOOOO Obama/Biden '08
    This is gonna be an amazing Presidency.
    I can't wait!!

    August 29, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  25. Veteran for Obama

    Why Obama: A true Christian follows Christ. Men will let you down, but Christ never will. What do we know about his former church? Well, there are whites that go to that church, and that church does a lot for the community. They do not preach hatred, like evangelicals do. They do tell the unvarnished truth.

    What is a church? A church is a body of followers. A preacher is not a priest! A preacher is just a messenger, and Bible itself tells all of us to test everything we hear according to the scriptures.

    What is that saying EVANGELICALS???


    Let me just speak from my own experience: Have I attended church and disagreed with what was said? ABSOLUTELY!!

    This is what should worry you: Going to church and agreeing with everything that is said. If you do, then you my people are the sheep. The Bible specifically tells us not to do this.

    Question for Evangelicals: Was JESUS CONTROVERSIAL??

    August 29, 2008 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
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