The Democratic National Convention Committee announced today that the acceptance speech that their candidate, Barack Obama, will give is to be held on August 28 at Denver’s Mile High Stadium, now known as Invesco Field. This venue will accommodate more than 75,000 fans, oops, I mean supporters, and will occur on the final night of the convention.

Traditionally this speech is given inside the convention area and only party insiders usually see it live and in person. This venue will allow many ‘regular’ people to attend and presumably create a lot of excitement in the process.

Coincidentally, or not perhaps, the date of his acceptance speech will be the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King giving a famous speech of his own; the “I Have a Dream” speech. It will be interesting to see what Senator Obama’s speech will say and how it is regarded in terms of memorability on the morning after.

Can John McCain do something similar? One wonders what it might be.

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