Need the lowdown on the Democratic National Convention? Crikey has pulled together some of the best commentary and profiles of the principal speakers at the DNC in Denver, Colorado.

DAY FOUR — Thursday 28 August 2008 — “Change you can believe in”


An all round Colorado boy, former district attorney turned Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter is anti-abortion but actively pro-gay/transgender rights with a mixed track record in his legal career including the accidental killing of an elderly man in Zambia… 

Bill Ritter, Jr. was elected as Colorado’s 41st governor in 2006 — the first Colorado-born governor in more than 35 years. — Colorado Government

Profile | Bill Ritter (2006) As one of 12 kids, he overcame poverty and being abandoned by his alcoholic father. He rose to become a successful prosecutor, then shelved his career in 1987 to serve as a missionary in Africa. Barely a year into his service, he accidentally killed a man. — Denvor Post

Bill Ritter for Governor. Campaign video for Bill Ritter for governor of Colorado 2006. — You Tube