The Missouri delegation has left the Democratic National Convention in Denver to return home to the real work of the campaign. Missouri sent about 350 people to the convention which concluded last night with the acceptance speech of Barack Obama, delivered before 85,000 people at the Broncos’ stadium, across the street from the convention center.
Delegates return inspired by speech after speech at the convention, charged up for the remaining weeks of this election season. They also have heard a combination rally cry and history lesson from the dean of the Missouri Congressional delegation, Ike Skelton of West-Central Missouri.
Skelton has reminded delegates that conventions are a milestone in the history books and that they have participated in an important historic event. Skelton is confident that Barack Obama and Joe Biden can win in November, but he warns delegates the critics are out there, saying it cannot be done. Skelton urges delegates to work hard to prove the critics wrong.