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Back Stage With Barry

By Kevin Robinson in News on Jul 8, 2008 2:15PM

There's no shortage of pageantry associated with a candidate's acceptance speech, but the Obama campaign is taking Barack's acceptance of the nomination to new level.

2008_7_obama_convention.jpgIn an email sent to supporters yesterday, David Plouffe announced that

On Thursday, August 28th, [Obama's] scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates.

Instead, Barack will leave the convention hall and join more than 75,000 people for a huge, free, open-air event where he will deliver his acceptance speech to the American people.

It's going to be an amazing event, and Barack would like you to join him. Free tickets will become available as the date approaches, but we've reserved a special place for a few of the people who brought us this far and who continue to drive this campaign.

For a contribution of a little as $5, the campaign will select five people and fly them to Denver to watch the speech from backstage. Who does this guy think he is? Some kind of rock star?