Inside the press area
Obamamania takes no prisoners. The bloggers, who never entertained the pretense of objectivity, are the first to fall. One writer for local blog MNpublius is pacing the press area looking for a way out.
"We are quarantined here!" he tells me.
"It is morning in America. I wanna be cheering," he bellows to another writer, and then he turns and heads for the nearest gate. "I’m gonna go see if I can go to the risers…with the people. I don’t wanna miss this!"