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5:30 AM ET, August 29, 2008

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New York Times:
Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech  —  The following is the text, as prepared for delivery, of Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, as provided by the Obama campaign.  —  To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation;
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What's missing from the Democratic convention?
Discussion: Open Left
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Obama: ‘We are a better country than this’
Discussion: Don Surber and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
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Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Obama Campaign Responds to McCain's Congratulatory TV Ad  —  Tonight, the campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will air a TV ad congratulating Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., on his nomination, with a nod to the fact that Obama's speech coincides with the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The Speech: How Did He Do?  —  Barack Obama delivers his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Committee.  Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images  —  DENVER — Barack Obama formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination tonight in the Mile High City …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Most exciting McCain ad ever
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
MSNBC Host Rips AP Reporter's Analysis of Obama Speech  —  NEW YORK In an unusually heated attack on a veteran political reporter by a cable news host, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann laced into the Associated Press's Charles Babington an hour after Barack Obama had concluded his speech in Denver on Thursday night.
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Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Analysis: Obama spares details, keeps up attacks
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Boston Globe
Al Gore / Al's Journal:
My Remarks at the Democratic National Convention, August 28, 2008  —  One of the greatest gifts of our democracy is the opportunity it offers us every four years to change course.  —  It's not a guarantee - it's only an opportunity.  —  The question facing us is, simply put, will we seize this opportunity for change?
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Hope We Confess  —  It was a deeply substantive speech, full of policy detail, full of people other than the candidate, centered overwhelmingly on domestic economic anxiety.  It was a liberal speech, more unabashedly, unashamedly liberal than any Democratic acceptance speech since the great era of American liberalism.
Marc Ambinder:
Romney Expected To Appear In Dayton Tomorrow  —  So — two senior McCain campaign officials confirm that John McCain will appear with his vice presidential pick in Dayton, Ohio tomorrow at noon ET.  —  And Gov. Mitt Romney expects to be in Dayton, Ohio tomorrow, having been asked …
Discussion: The Jed Report
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Shira Toeplitz / Roll Call:
Pawlenty to Be at State Fair When McCain Announces Pick
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Washington Post:
GOP Considers Delaying Convention  —  Tropical Storm Gustav Is Forecast to Hit U.S. Next Week as Hurricane  —  Republican officials said yesterday that they are considering delaying the start of the GOP convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul because of Tropical Storm Gustav …
Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
McCain's Vice President: Tim Pawlenty  —  I'm confident enough to put this up now, but willing to be wrong.  —  Right now though, every sign, signal, and background chatter indicates John McCain will pick Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota's governor, as his running mate.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Donklephant
Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Media Cheers Obama Speech  —  Several members of the media were seen cheering and clapping for Barack Obama as the Illinois senator accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday.  Standing on the periphery of the football field serving as the Democratic convention floor, dozens of men …
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Commentary
Wall Street Journal:
A Shooting Liberal Star  —  Americans last night got their closest look yet at Barack Obama, the shooting star bidding to be our next President.  His speech before 85,000 at Invesco Field was as much coronation as nomination.  Yet for someone who is so close to being the most powerful man in the world …
Discussion: TalkLeft and what if?
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
INITIAL THOUGHTS  —  I thought this was a very strong speech.  About exactly what was needed.  It was a strong speech.  He made the case for himself; he laid out clear policy goals; and he aggressively set forth the stakes of the campaign.  He made the case against John McCain while not attacking …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Moves Ahead, 48% to 42%  —  Democratic candidate gains in Monday through Wednesday interviewing  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Democratic candidate Barack Obama has gained ground in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking average from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday …
Lynn Sweet:
Waiting for Obama at Invesco, Schakowsky speaks, volunteers organize.  Photo gallery.  —  DENVER—It's an outdoor extravaganza.  Under a sunny, hot sky, Barack Obama's big show in the hours before his acceptance speech is in its opening acts.  In the halls of Invesco Field at Mile High here …
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Missing in Action  —  Three subjects were conspicuously absent …
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