ABC News' John Berman and Ursula Fahy report: There are a couple of dozen people in Denver trying to crash the party.
Not just any people, but Republican people, set up in a two story building about a mile and half from the Pepsi Center.
So who invited them?
“We invited ourselves,” says Danny Diaz, the communications director for the Republican National Committee.
“We want to provide an opportunity to contrast,” says Diaz, “because ultimately that is what it comes down to.”
Inside their Denver headquarters is a room filled with TV monitors, and busy staffers working their e-mail and the Internet. There is a press conference room set up where the likes of Carly Fiorina, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani will all hold court. They even have their own satellite truck to help facilitate getting their message out.
Their first feat: The release of a new Democratic Convention slogan. The office is filled with posters that say, “Obama: a Mile High and an Inch Deep. Not Ready to Lead ’08.”
You get the sense you will hear the “not ready to lead” theme a lot this week.
If this all sounds like sour grapes, don’t worry, the Democrats are doing the same thing in St. Paul.