This just hit my inbox:
I wanted you to be the first to hear the news.
At the Democratic National Convention next month, we’re going to kick off the general election with an event that opens up the political process the same way we’ve opened it up throughout this campaign.
Barack has made it clear that this is your convention, not his.
On Thursday, August 28th, he’s scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates.
Instead, Barack will leave the convention hall and join more than 75,000 people for a huge, free, open-air event where he will deliver his acceptance speech to the American people.
It’s going to be an amazing event, and Barack would like you to join him. Free tickets will become available as the date approaches, but we’ve reserved a special place for a few of the people who brought us this far and who continue to drive this campaign.
If you make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to fly to Denver and spend two days and nights at the convention, meet Barack backstage, and watch his acceptance speech in person. Each of the ten supporters who are selected will be able to bring one guest to join them.
Make a donation now and you could have a front row seat to history:
We’ll follow up with more details on this and other convention activities as we get closer, but please take a moment and pass this note to someone you know who might like to be there.
It will be an event you’ll never forget.
Obama for America
One thing that it’s pretty clear from Obama’s campaign, is he’s an amazing PR machine. With this move, he turns his speech into an event, and already I’ve read that it will be especially “historic” because August 28th will be the 45th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. This could provide a huge boost for him heading out of the convention, and make McCain’s speech a week later seem bland by comparison. On the other hand, it could reinforce the rock star superficiality of Obama’s appeal, and allow McCain to come off as more mature and serious.