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8:35 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;
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:, MyDD and The Jed Report
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
BREAKING: Pawlenty won't be in Dayton today, says “was honored to be considered”  —  Gov. Tim Pawlenty said this morning that he will he not be in Dayton, Ohio, today and strongly suggested that he won't be John McCain's running mate.  —  “I'm going to be at the [Minnesota] state fair,” Pawlenty said on WCCO just minutes ago.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
A MESSAGE FROM MIKE HUCKABEE  —  Dear HuckPAC family:  —  You guys have been incredible in your faithful support, prayers, and efforts throughout the campaign and beyond it.  Janet and I feel like the most blessed people on earth to have been able to be part of the growing community …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and Hot Air
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   GOP members told to expect traditional pick
Shira Toeplitz / Roll Call:
Pawlenty to Be at State Fair When McCain Announces Pick
Discussion: Hot Air, Marc Ambinder and
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.
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 …
Robert Gordon / The New Republic:
Impossible to Pigeonhole  —  Barack Obama's speech tonight answers critics who argued that he needed to lay out a clear agenda for voters.  “Let me spell out exactly what that change would mean if I am president,” he said.  And then he did.  In its depth and detail, his speech resembled …
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Analysis: Obama spares details, keeps up attacks  —  DENVER (AP) — Barack Obama, whose campaign theme is “change we can believe in,” promised Thursday to “spell out exactly what that change would mean.”  —  But instead of dwelling on specifics, he laced the crowning speech of his long campaign …
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?
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Go Gore...'We must seize this opportunity' Obama Rocked!
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
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 …
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: and Commentary
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 …
Discussion: Time and Washington Monthly
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: what if? and TalkLeft
Is it true John McCain voted with George Bush 95 percent of the time?  —  The Obama campaign keeps claiming McCain has voted with President Bush 95 percent of the time.  Is this true?  Is this significant?  —  A:  —  Yes, it's true, according to Congressional Quarterly's assessment of McCain's voting record.
Discussion: Think Progress and News Hounds
Greg Veis / The New Republic:   How McCain's VP Choice Will Be Perceived
Erick Erickson /
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
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Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Missing in Action  —  Three subjects were conspicuously absent …
Yuval Levin / The Corner:
Pretty Good  —  I thought Obama's speech was better …
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Jay Nordlinger / The Corner:
Landmark  —  Is it a great thing that, in a country …
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