Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in presidential politics for Monday, August 25:
1) The Democratic convention from Denver is the big news all week. Watch Michelle Obama’s big speech tonight at the Pepsi Center. This is a very important moment where she will introduce the nation to her husband. Mrs. Obama talked out her middle-class origins earlier on CNN– previewing a theme of Monday’s headliner convention speech (You can watch it here, on The Page).
2) Watch Ted Kennedy, who is expected to make an appearance tonight in Denver. The veteran Senator, who has been battling brain cancer, would be introduced by his niece Caroline Kennedy. Watch tonight for what could be one of the most emotional things we’ve seen at a convention in a long time
3) Keep an eye on the soap opera run-up to the Clinton’s appearing an the DNC this week— especially amid reports that Bill Clinton is unhappy about his role at the convention this week. On a morning media call today, Obama adviser Dunn read a joint statement from the Clinton and Obama teams attempting to shoot down reports of intraparty strife. The statement said the Clintons “fully support the Obama-Biden ticket,” and Dunn added that “anybody who says anything else doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” Continue to watch to see how the Clinton drama and storyline plays out over the course of the day, leading into tomorrow and the rest of the week.