I’m changing my name to Hussein. This just in from the Obama campaign:

At the Democratic National Convention next month, we’re going to kick off the general election with an event that opens up the political process the same way we’ve opened it up throughout this campaign.

Barack has made it clear that this is your convention, not his.

On Thursday, August 28th, he’s scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates.

Instead, Barack will leave the convention hall and join more than 75,000 people for a huge, free, open-air event where he will deliver his acceptance speech to the American people.

Easily the most bold and brilliant turn of the Obama campaign to date, from the announcement of candidacy at the Springfield old state capitol to his transformative speech on race in America.

America, please don’t mess this up. ;)