As the Olympics wound to a close on Sunday night, the Democrats gathered in Colorado for their convention, and already they’ve got a surprise. Ted Kennedy was supposed to stay home, but he’s in Denver and will join the Kennedy clan in a special section. The ailing senator might even address the crowd Monday night.
The Democrats could use the buzz—a new CNN poll has Barack Obama tied with John McCain.
NBC’s Ann Curry confirmed that the ailing lawmaker was in the Mile High City and might make an appearance at the party gathering.
On Sunday, the Boston Globe reported that the senior senator for Massachusetts was planning to be in Denver, citing a family confidant. “The whole Kennedy family will be in a special section. It should be quite (a) moment,” the person said.
It’s a dead heat in the race for the White House. The first national poll conducted entirely after Barack Obama publicly named Joe Biden as his running mate suggests that battle for the presidency between the Illinois senator and Republican rival John McCain is all tied up.
In a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Sunday night, 47 percent of those questioned are backing Obama with an equal amount supporting the Arizona senator.