Here are some familiar local faces in Denver this week:
[Debbie] Cook, who is contesting Rep. Dana Rohrabacherâ€™s 46th District seat, says the atmosphere is intense.
â€œThereâ€™s a lot of excitement and anticipation here,â€ Cook said.
She watched Hillary Clintonâ€™s speech Tuesday night at a viewing party at the convention center, and she thought it was terrific, â€œvery poised and classy.â€ [...] [Steve] Young went to the convention as a delegate set to vote for Barack Obama. The most moving speech he had seen by Wednesday evening was given by Obamaâ€™s wife.
â€œMichelle Obama introduced her husband to the convention as no one else could. It was great to meet him in that way. I now have a sense of what he thinks is important,â€ Young said. [...]
â€œMaybe the real issue is not what is happening in the convention, but what the viewers at home get to see on television. The observations are inconsistent with what I am seeing and hearing on the convention floor,â€ Young said.