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he 2008 Democratic convention is scheduled Monday through Thursday, August 28th. At this planned event in Denver, Colorado, the Democratic party will formally nominate its presidential ticket in front of thousands of party officials, delegates, volunteers and supporters. The media will be there to broadcast Illinois senator Barack Obama at the top of the leader list alongside VP running mate, Senator Joe Biden. Here at GetTheDaily, we will also bring you the information for the Republican convention next week as its set for September 1st through the 4th in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota.
The conventions are not just a formal acknowledgement of the presidential tickets for both parties, but this years conventions feature entertainment and celeb appearances like a Hollywood gathering. The Democratic party event features a salute video to military veterans made by Steven Spielberg and a performance by Kanye West. The Beach Boys perform and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be over on the GOP side next week. Some other celebs on the attendance ticket at both parties for the nonpartisan Creative Coalition include Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Norton, Warren Beatty and Matthew Modine. There are several other major musical performances planned for both conventions.
Its rumored that the Obama campaign said it will have its first post-convention rally with Biden on Friday which is the same day that GOP presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, plans to hold a rally in Dayton, Ohio alongside his VP running mate. The Democratic nominee campaign said its a good way to counter-program Republicans. Its reported that the McCain campaign will announce the partys VP-nominee on the ticket this Wednesday.