Denver, with its clutch of skyscrapers spiking out of the Colorado plains, has put on its best clothes for the convention. It's a hub of Democratic activity, with the fired-up delegates hoping to seal any cracks in party unity. Everyone is waiting for today and the show to kick off in earnest.
Barack Obama's personal story, the roller-coaster ride of the primary season and the nomination of Joe Biden as Vice-President have captured the attention of the country. Biden has been described as an outstanding public servant with deep experience and a fighting spirit. An acknowledged foreign policy sage, he is a welcome addition to the ticket for change. On a personal note he's an strong advocate for Sandwiched Boomers, having designed his own home to include space for his elderly parents.
The next few days promise to be emotion-filled. With a possible appearance by Senator Ted Kennedy, a heart-thumping roll call for Senator Hilary Clinton, the much-awaited Bill Clinton address to his party and the lovefest that the Democrats expect will follow, hold on - it's time to fasten your seatbelts.