Action News at the first night of the DNC
DENVER, Co. - August 25, 2008 - (WPVI) -- People at the Democratic National Convention Monday night were audience to both Michelle Obama, and an emotional appearance by Senator Edward Kennedy.
It was all about her husband, Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, through the eyes his wife. Michelle Obama described the values that have driven him as a husband, father, and public servant. It's those qualities, Mrs. Obama said, that will make her husband a great president.
"He reminded us that we also know what the world should look like," Michelle Obama said. "He said we know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like, and he urged us to believe in ourselves."
Earlier in the night, Action News was there when Jill and Joe Biden got a send-off from hundreds of Delawareans, and we met up with the Bidens in Denver. They surprised everyone by attending Monday night's events at the Pepsi Center. The reception for the Vice Presidential candidate and his wife was just as enthusiastic in Colorado as it was in Delaware.
A bigger surprise came when Senator Edward Kennedy took the stage. Kennedy, suffering from brain cancer, received tribute from the convention,and paid tribute to his beloved democrats.
"Nothing is going to keep me away from this special gathering tonight," Sen. Kennedy said.
Most of the people there Monday night were heartened by how well they thought Kennedy looked.
On a night when Michelle Obama said hello, many people were hoping it wasn't the same night Sen. Kennedy said goodbye.
inside politics, jim gardner
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