Election Recycling: Obama-mania blows through Boston


obamabj.jpg Obama wins universal praise. [USAT, NYT]

Democrats present united front. Teresa: "In America, the true patriots are those who dare speak truth to power. The truth we must speak now is that America has responsibilities that it is time for us accept again." Obama: "Do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or a politics of hope? John Kerry calls on us to hope." Kennedy: "Today, the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush." [NYT, WP]

Kerry speech to illustrate mature strength of elder statesman; expect call for independence from Middle Eastern oil in connection with security, Iraq, Halliburton, environmental policies. [BG, BG, LAT]

Teresa: "My right to speak my mind, to have a voice to be what some have called 'opinionated,' is a right I deeply and profoundly cherish," she said, "and my only hope is that one day soon women who have all earned the right to their opinions, instead of being called opinionated will be called smart and well-informed -- just like men." [WP, LAT]

Kerry calls for 9/11 panel to continue as watchdog: "Leadership requires that we act now, not talk, not vague promises, not excuses." Cheney to marines: "This is, to put it simply, an enemy that we must vanquish. And we will vanquish this enemy." [WP, NYT, BG, USAT, LAT]

Kerry knows he must sell himself as strong on homeland security, terrorism; BC04 welcomes fight. [NYT, USAT, LAT]

Lack of network coverage allowed show of liberalism Tuesday. RNC flack: "People who are watching the scrubbed version of the Democratic convention are missing what's really going on here." [NYT, BG, USAT]

Edwards' speech tonight to show his preparedness, experience; foundation for possible future campaigns. [BG, WP, USAT, NYT]

527s on the inside of the outside. [USAT]

Cahill implies space suit picture was a dirty trick. [WP, LAT]

For McAuliffe, who "was born carried away," everything is "the greatest." [WP]

Bush tapes new ads in Crawford. [BG]

14 top KE04 donors have raised $18 million; likely expect payback upon victory. Lobbyists working overtime at convention. [BG, WP, LAT]

Media in midwest providing influential coverage to undecided voters. [BG, LAT]

Delegates united with fear of Bush. For Texas, "lowest on the totem pole;" for Montana, crammed in dirty dorm rooms; for Ohio, Jerry Springer hosts. [WP, BG, BG, BG]

Clintons give Democrats reason to smile with memories. [NYT]

Corzine working tirelessly to win Senate seats. [NYT]

Both sides use Supreme Court's future as bait. [BG]

Edwards to show at free concert in Boston; considered gift to the city. [BG]

Some congressional candidates run on anti-Bush rhetoric, others steer clear of convention to appeal to moderates. [WP, NYT]

Protesters bond at Protest Central; "free speech zone" used mostly to protest pen. [BG, WP]

Media desperate for story ideas yesterday. (Upscale porta-potty discovered: "They smell better, they're not as dirty, and they have running water, but now they're out of soap. And I think I took the last of the toilet paper.") [BG, BG]

Celebrities serenade Kennedy. [BG]

Convention production designed to increase television ratings, shed positive light on KE04. [WP]

Moore, Affleck make the rounds. [WP, LAT]

Network ratings down, cablers up from 2000. [LAT, NYT]

[AP Photo/Stephan Savoia]

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