Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention gets under way at 3 p.m. Mountain/2 p.m. Pacific today. Here's today's full schedule. The famous roll call of states should start at about 3:30 p.m. Be sure to listen for Idaho!
I'll update this post a little later with links to the latest coverage from Denver. For now, check out these great photos taken by Justin StormoGipson and posted at the Idaho for Obama site.
And here's more: Jerry Brady writes about media coverage of the convention at the IDP site ... Nicole LeFavour recounts Hillary Clinton's Tuesday-night appearance and its aftermath at Notes From the Floor ... T.J. Thomson and Jill Kuraitis have been filing reports from Denver on KFXD. They're archived iin the "Must-Hear and See" section of the station's website.
Update 3 p.m.: C-SPAN is showing Barack Obama's jet touching down in Denver, following a campaign stop in Montana. Senator Clinton has released her delegates, and the roll call is just a half-hour away. We'll have a new thread up by dinnertime to cover the speeches by Bill Clinton (around 7 p.m. Mountain) and VP nominee Joe Biden (at 8:30).
3:22 p.m.: The nomination speeches have begin. Dolores Huerta, the famous co-founder (with Cesar Chavez) of the United Farm Workers, is nominating Hillary Clinton, saying. "I stand with Hillary Clinton as she stands with Barack Obama to take our country back." Seconded by Apollo Pazel of Utah, the third-youngest delegate in Denver, and Denise Williams Harris of New York.
3:31 p.m.: Now it's Obama's turn and he is being nominated by Michael Wilson, a registered Republican and Iraq War medic. U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar is offering the first second, saying, "Welcome to the West, where we are building th new Democratic majority." Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schulz of Florida, former co-chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign, offers another second for Obama. The final second comes from Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama.
4:11 p.m.: IDAHO CASTS ITS VOTES ... 3 for Senator Clinton and 20 for Barack Obama. What fun to see IDP chairman Keith Roark bookended by Kassie and T.J., and the rest of the delegation cheering wildly up there in the rafters. And this was a much better speech than the one we heard in 2004. :)
4:39 p.m.: We're getting close. New Jersey just gave all 127 of its votes to Obama. He has 1,549.5 and needs 2,210 to be nominated.
4:41 p.m.: New Mexico has yielded to Illinois. Illinois has 185 votes ... they're yielding to New York, but not before Mayor Daley predicts an "L" series between the Cubs and White Sox ...
4:45 p.m.: Hillary Clinton is giving the New York vote ... "with eyes firmly fixed on the future in the spirit of unity and a goal of victory ...," she moves that the convention suspends the roll call and declare Obama the nominee by acclamation. Pandemonium!!!