First lady Michelle Obama wowed the Democratic National Convention audience Tuesday night; former President Bill Clinton captivated it Wednesday night; and now it's President Barack Obama's turn Thursday night when he accepts the party's nomination.
Obama has a multipronged mission in his speech, ranging from a recap of the successes of the past four years to a vivid picture of what the next four would look like, but one of them is matching the religious-revival, point-by-point, here's-what's-really-going-on style of Clinton's speech.
Vice President Joe Biden will give the other big speech Thursday evening when he accepts the nomination. His mission, of course, is to proclaim why Obama — and he — should be re-elected, but listen for some Biden bumper-sticker zingers.
Other convention speakers on the final day of the Democratic convention include second lady Dr. Jill Biden and Sen. John Kerry. There also will be performances by the Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige, Earth Wind and Fire, James Taylor, and Marc Anthony.
There have been reports that Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington will speak Thursday night, although a Portman appearance seemed uncertain.
The Republican ticket will tap some Hollywood firepower, too, on Thursday. Ann Romney will attend a fundraiser in Middleburg, Va. — that's ritzy horse country -- hosted by actor Robert Duvall and his wife Luciana. Meanwhile, over in Colorado, Paul Ryan will attend a "Victory Rally."
And then there is this: It's Sept. 6, and that means it's two months until voters go to the polls to decide between Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan.
Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press