Barack Obama Accepts Nomination Before 84,000 in Denver


This was the view from our seats at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver where last night Barack Obama delivered a speech which from my perspective (both literally and figuratively) lit the Democratic Party with a kind of excitement it has not seen in many years.

The atmosphere at the field was electric. We arrived at about 4 and things were just getting started. Security was tight and the stadium filled slowly to capacity. We had a fairly easy time getting in but soon after there were lines receding into the distance that took hours to process through security.

There's not much more to say - most of you saw it all, and if you haven't, the speech is after the jump. Democrats are energized, to say the least. It's been an exhausting and exhilarating time in Denver.

Check out our slide show of the Convention by clicking here. Move the top bar with your mouse to view the shots or navigate to the side of the large photo to move right and left.

And find all our Democratic National Convention coverage HERE.

Watch Obama's speech, AFTER THE JUMP...