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November 23, 2014

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Crowds abuzz about Obama

View from the floor

Sun Expanded Coverage

(The Sun has gone on the road to listen to voters and talk to political leaders around the West. Reporters have been examining the economic, cultural and demographic forces re-shaping the region as they drove to Denver for the first of the two major party conventions the Sun will cover. This week they are at the Democratic National Convention.)

DENVER - I'm inside Invesco, miraculously. Imagine the crazy crowded lines at biggest concert you've ever been to, and multiply it by a very large number. People have come from everywhere to here. They're paying lots of money to park. They're waiting in hour-plus long lines that snake endlessly.

They're smiling. Most seem really happy. It's cooler today - somehow that worked out. Thankfully. Inside the gate the first thing I see are people using phone banks to dial up undecided voters and ask them to watch the speech. There are flyers saying if you make 12 calls you can enter a lottery for a floor pass. People are dialing.

Security is everywhere - under trees, on roofs. Now to find the seat.

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