Democrats Ready to Party in Denver

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WASHINGTON - The party for the Democratic Party is on after weeks of preparations.

One last second change was the Delaware delegation moving to prime seats after Barack Obama chose Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.

For more on what to expect from the Democratic National Convention, watch CBN News Political Reporter David Brody, following this report.

"I'm deeply honored to join Barack and the millions of supporters like you," Biden told supporters.

One of the evening's biggest events: Michelle Obama telling in-depth her husband's story. She came to Denver a day early to get ready.

But the candidate himself will keep campaigning across the country till almost the last-minute, when he'll arrive to accept his party's nomination.

He will, though, be keeping an eye on the proceedings from afar.

"I am very excited about the convention," Obama said.

Another headliner: a video tribute to the cancer-stricken liberal lion, Ted Kennedy.

Then Tuesday and Wednesday will feature prime-time speeches by Hillary and Bill Clinton. That's part of the continuing attempt to unite the party and woo Hillary's partisans -- one-third who say they'll vote for John McCain or they're still undecided.

Meanwhile, for lack of much else to cover so far, the media have focused on the hundreds of anti-war protestors -- bent on giving the Democrats a hard time for failing to fulfill 2006 campaign promises to quickly end the war in Iraq.

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