August 29, 2008
The view from the floor
Ted and Collin made astute observations about Barack Obama's acceptance speech and the benediction tonight.
I'm honestly wiped out.
Invesco Field was packed with Obama supporters, stomping their feet and yelling the "Yes we can" slogan.
It felt like a football game, thanks to long lines for drinks and the fallen nachos crunching under my feet.
The fireworks set to cheesy music were pretty grand, but then finding my way out and getting around Denver has been a little nightmarish this entire week.
Here are a few photos to give you a better picture of tonight's event. If you look very, very closely at the second one, that's Barack Obama.
During 'the traditional values' portion of Obama's speech, the crowd seemed to get the most excited about his last part about same-sex marriage.
"We may not agree on abortion, but surely we can agree on reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in this country. The reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than for those plagued by gang-violence in Cleveland, but don’t tell me we can’t uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination."
Photos by Sarah Pulliam for Christianity Today.