Inside the Tent: Reactions to Obama’s big speech

August 31, 2008

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.”

Inside the Tent: Democrats Abroad

August 28, 2008

Christine Schon Marques of Democrats Abroad discusses the effort to get the word out to Americans living overseas. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor Lauren Shannon.

Inside the Tent: Iraq veteran against the war

August 28, 2008

Iraq veteran Joshua Ferris speaks on the sidelines of a protest at the Democratic National Convention. This video was shot by Inside the Tent Contributor Teri Robnett.

Inside the Tent: Moby

August 28, 2008

Barack Obama supporter and activist musician Moby talks to Inside the Tent contributors Shai Goller and Patti Moon about his predictions for the Republican National Convention.

Inside the Tent: Gold star mom

August 28, 2008

Kristine Fallstone, whose son was killed in an Army training exercise after he spent a year in Iraq, talks to Inside the Tent contributor Kathleen Miller about her support for Barack Obama and her evangelical Christian faith.

Inside the Tent: Does life imitate the West Wing?

August 28, 2008

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks to Laurence O’Donnell, a political pundit as well as producer and writer on “The West Wing,” about how the nominating conventions can only be truly appreciated by watching them on TV.

Inside the Tent: Pedicab confessions

August 28, 2008

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.

Inside the Tent: Eva Longoria

August 28, 2008

The “Desperate Housewives” actress discusses the role of celebrities in an election year. This video was shot by Doug Robinson, a contributor to Inside the Tent.

Inside the Tent: Mark Warner

August 28, 2008

Virginia Senate candidate Mark Warner talks to Inside the Tent contributor Mike Smith about his keynote address and the needs of the U.S. Economy.

Inside the Tent: The Unseen Bean

August 27, 2008

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.”