The Democratic Convention from the Delegates' Perspective

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Primary elections made John Kerry the Presidential nominee months ago and it's been weeks since he picked John Edwards as his running mate, so what's the value of holding a party convention at all? Is the crowd of 5,672 delegates and alternates just a backdrop for a television production? From Boston, Warren Olney speaks with a wide-ranging group of delegates from around the country, including the swing states of Arizona and Ohio, about how the convention looks from their point of view. Do they like Kerry and Edwards as much as they dislike George Bush? Are they really conducting business, or are they the backdrop for a television production?
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2004 Democratic National Convention

Kerry-Edwards campaign

Illinois State Senator Barack Obama




Warren Olney


Frances Anderton