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Obama speech wows local student

WYATT CUNNINGHAM
special to the daily
Summit County, Colorado CO

Barack Obama rocked the stadium last night. He was accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party for president. Joe Biden was also there to get the nomination for vice president. I was excited all day to go to Invesco Field to see the speeches. I had my own credentials with a hologram of Barack Obama on the front.

After we parked the car, we had to wait in a long line to get in the stadium. I think it was about 2 miles long! Some people cheated and went in front of us, but we got there finally. They checked us just like at the airport. They scanned our credentials, which had a bar code like the grocery store.

My Dad knew so many people that we stopped to talk to some on the way. We got lots of food and found our seats. Some people were giving out American flags, and I got to keep seven. I waved them all night. Later I got a “Change” sign and lots of people took my picture with the flags and the sign. Barack Obama wants to change lots of things in the government.

Senator Obama promised to change things to make our country better. He promised more jobs. He promised that everyone could go to the doctor if they needed to go. He promised new technology for energy. And most important to me he promised better schools. Education helps you learn, and that is important to me.

During the speech there were thousands of flashing lights because everyone was taking pictures. And this is crazy: Every few words that he said, the whole stadium would stand up and cheer. It was totally amazing. I got to stand up on my seat so I could see it all. We would also stamp our feet hard and jump on the floor and it made the whole place shake. Lots of young people are working for Barack Obama, but I might be the youngest!

After the candidates left the stage they had to do some paperwork. Right away they signed papers to add their names to the ballot. Now it is official. Finally, I saw fireworks and huge clouds of confetti around the stage. That was the best part for me. Obama really rocked the place all night.


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