Barack Obama‘s acceptance speech in Denver — although quickly overshadowed by John McCain‘s surprise vice president choice and the looming presence of Hurricane Gustav — drew heavy praise from the Democratic faithful last week. The most common response was a single word: “Awesome.”
Pedicab driver Laura Caldwell shares her stories from the Democratic National Convention: Military helicopters, armored golf carts, and teenage anarchists with the utmost respect for traffic laws. This video was shot by fellow pedicab operator Teri Robnett, a contributor to Reuters Inside the Tent.
Gerry Leary is the owner of “The Unseen Bean” and one of the country’s few blind coffee roasters. He speaks to Inside the Tent contributor Lauren Shannon about his advocacy work for the disabled as he serves up free coffee so that DNC bloggers can “be wide awake and write like mad.”