By: John Boonstra on August 26, 2008 by Travis Moore, reporting from the Democratic National Convention in Denver (cross-posted at On Day One) Some of the highlights (and lowlights) of Day One at the DNC: Breakfast with Global Leadership for Climate Action–a UN Foundation/Club of Madrid Partnership. Participants, including former heads of state, foreign ministers, business leaders and U.S. Ambassadors, express optimism about a post-Kyoto agreement with an Obama Administration. Tim Wirth and John Podesta declare that Democrats’ Energy Plan doesn’t go far enough. “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise”–Ted Turner’s "words to live by" at the Philanthropy Forum. Touche, Joe Lieberman? Jim Leach, former Republican representative from Iowa, begins the Convention with an Obama endorsement that doesn’t quite bring the house down. Reports of a planned Obama assassination attempt abound. A tribute to Ted Kennedy, Michelle Obama praises Hillary, and James Carville thinks the first day was a failure.