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Dem convention: Crowd awaits Clinton

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 7:35 pm in 2008 presidential election, Political conventions.

Nearly every inch of floor in the Pepsi arena in Denver is covered with a body, a camera or a laptop as the moment grows closer for the much-anticipated speech from Sen. Hillary Clinton.

On stage at the moment is Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who is finally starting to rev this crowd up. After last night’s emotional appearance of party icon Sen. Teddy Kennedy, a man fighting brain cancer, and a strong speech from Michelle Obama, the evening feels lackluster.

Schweitzer is going after presumptive GOP nominee John McCain, something critics say the party should have done yesterday. But he’s way over the time limit and the Teleprompter is blank, which suggests that he is off script.

We’ll see if Hillary can transform this antsy arena like Kennedy and Michelle Obama did.

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