DNC's Dean In Denver

Thursday officially kicked off the countdown to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver as Howard Dean was in the mile high city stirring up excitement.

At a rally in downtown Denver Thursday morning, Dean told supporters the convention that the west has a road map for winning the White House in 2008.

And because the convention will be held at the Pepsi Center, a non–union venue, Dean also talked with AFL-CIO President John Sweeney to quell any labor problems that might come up before the convention.