Michelle Obama delivers the final speech of the Democratic National Convention's opening night in Denver, Aug. 25, 2008.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Michelle Obama and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy both delivered speeches supporting Barack Obama's presidential campaign and success for the Democratic party in the upcoming election. Michelle Obama reached out to Clinton supporters, praising the senator's work.
Ted Kennedy's appearance at the convention marked a celebration of his inimitable spirit, as well as a look into the possible future of Hillary Clinton.
As the Democrats kicked off a convention designed to unite support behind Obama, delegates from key swing states point to worry about the push in their communities.
PHOTOS | The Democratic Party presents itself to the nation this week at the party's national convention, held at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Jeff Richardson: From the Floor: Democrats Diversify to Unify (Aug. 25)
Katina Rojas Joy: From the Floor: Mile-High Michelle (Aug. 26)
Chrisi West: From the Floor: One Day Down (Aug. 26)
The Pennsylvana governor discusses the feeling inside the Pepsi Center and compares Barack Obama to Adlai Stevenson.
"They'll tell them how this time, we listened to our hopes, instead of our fears. How this time, we decided to stop doubting and to start dreaming."
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.)
"The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on."
ALL AUG 25 SPEAKERS +
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET
- Democratic National Committee Chairman, Howard Dean
- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
- Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper
- Nancy Keenan, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America
- NEA President Reg Weaver
- AFT President Randi Weingarten
- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
- Illinois State Comptroller Dan Hynes
- Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulis
- Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle
- Jimmy Carter/New Orleans Video
- Maya Soetero-Ng, Barack Obama's sister