Barack Obama has four days to turn the tide of public opinion, which shows him now virtually tied with John McCain. "To the Point" looks at Obama's choice of a running mate, continuing problems with Hillary Clinton supporters, the reasons for coming to Denver, and tonight's main speaker, Michelle Obama. Also, the tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy, who is here despite his battle with brain cancer.
Barack Obama's campaign began with the promise of change from business as usual in Washington. Then came the primaries; now comes the selection of veteran Delaware Senator Joseph Biden.
This week's convention could be a lot more important than anybody expected. The delegates are still getting used to Obama's vice presidential choice, and it's not certain how many Hillary Clinton supporters are on board. Why Denver? What's the "western states strategy?" How about the pressure on tonight's main speaker, Michelle Obama?
- Mark Barabak: Political Reporter, "Los Angeles Times"
- James Rubin: former Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Biden
- Mark Udall: Congressman (D-CO)
- Curtis Hubbard: Political Editor, "Denver Post"
- Stephen Zunes: Professor of Politics, University of San Francisco
- Cheryl Contee: blogger
- Liza Mundy: Staff Writer, "Washington Post"
- Carl Sferrazza Anthony: Historian, First Ladies' Library
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