Day 4 of the Democratic National Convention, held on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, ended with a Democratic presidential nominee acceptance speech by Barack Obama that left many attendees in tears of inspiration.
Obama hit on divisive subjects such as gun control, abortion, and gay marriage, as well as foreign policy and taxes. He did not mince words when he said the presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain, doesn't "get it." But his overall "change"-theme message focused on the family.
Anticipation had been building all afternoon as a crowd of nearly 80,000 people--treated to performances by Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder, among other speakers--slowly worked its way into Denver's Invesco Field. As they waited for Obama's arrival, audience members were asked to show their support by sending the text message "DNC" to 62262. Those digits, of course, happen to spell "Obama."
Catch up on Thursday night's developments in this video with Katie Couric of CBS News, who talks with pundits about the effectiveness and impact of Obama's speech: