For our digital age, there’s an extraordinary amount of paper flying around Invesco tonight. Someone just slipped me a copy of Obama’s embargoed remarks, which means the end times are drawing near.

Despite the obvious Herculean logistical efforts, there are some advantages to hosting a night like this at a football stadium. Upstairs, on the fourth level, in the space that the press covering NFL games usually uses, the DNC press staff has taken over the slotted paper holder that usually holds things like game notes, canned coach quotes, and the like for copies of the advance remarks. Now I just need to find out when we can get into the locker rooms to debrief the QB.











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Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.