Obama Watch: Convention Edition

Written by Lotus on Thursday, 28 of August , 2008 at 7:09 pm

The Rocky Mountain News reported this week that Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi would be performing at Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field.  Bon Jovi will perform two songs before the speech and Springsteen will close out the event.  

The choice to put Obama in the middle of a rock star sandwich is no surprise.  In May 2008, the media was ecstatic about the crowd at Obama’s speech in Portland, Oregon.  However, they neglected to mention that the event included a free concert with famed local band The Decemberists.

At Obama’s July 2008 speech in Berlin, the bands Patrice and Reamonn performed gave a free concert to the thousands that attended.  Additionally, the Obama campaign provided free beer, pizza and bratwurst during the concert.

There’s no doubt that Invesco Field will be packed on Thursday.  However, just like Obama himself, it’s all show and no substance.

Click here to read the rest of my column this week.

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