Uncategorized | 3:29 am | August 29, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Obama vows to ‘change’ America

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER — Sen. Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday, vowing that “it’s time for us to change America” after what he called the failed presidency of George W. Bush ’68. Before countless Elis in front of their televisions and an energized crowd of tens of thousands at a »

Uncategorized | 5:21 pm | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Obama: ‘We are a better country than this’

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 5:22 p.m. — The Obama campaign has released excerpts from the speech to be delivered this evening by Senator Barack Obama, the Democrative presidential nominee.  In remarks entitled “The American Promise,” Obama critiques the “failed presidency” of George W. Bush ’68 and — guess what — calls for change. “America, we »

Uncategorized | 4:15 pm | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

The newest Obama supporter: Shawn Johnson

Olympics gymnastics gold medalist Shawn Johnson is here at Invesco Field and just appeared on the podium to rehearse the pledge of allegiance. (Photo: The Associated Press)

Uncategorized | 2:15 pm | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Tonight’s schedule

DENVER, 2:15 p.m. — Courtesy of the Democratic National Convention Committee, here is the schedule for the festivities at Invesco Field. DNC chair Howard Dean ’71 speaks at 5 p.m. local time.

Uncategorized | 12:39 pm | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Welcome to Invesco Field

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 12:22 p.m. — We’re here in the press box at Invesco Field, where 75,000 people will watch Senator Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination for president sometime this evening. The gates open to the public at 1 p.m., although Obama will not take the podium until around 8 p.m. local time. »