Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Select San Diegans rubbed elbows with some high-profile politicians yesterday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Rachel Rott is one of them. A Democratic Party pledge delegate from California's 49th Congressional district -- which covers much of Northern San Diego County -- she was inspired last night by emotionally-charged speeches by Senator Edward Kennedy and Michelle Obama, both of which framed Barack Obama as an embodiment of the American dream.
Rott: Joe Biden just walked by, and I just touched Caroline Kennedy in the hallway, and I saw Jim Webb on the floor. This is, this is amazing. This is once in a lifetime. And this is our moment. I think for all of America this is our chance to reclaim our country -- starting with moments like what Michelle gave us tonight."
Rott is one of many local delegates KPBS is trying to spotlight in its online coverage at kpbs.org/dnc .
Featured convention speakers on the docket tomorrow night include Hillary Clinton, who yesterday urged her delegates to use their votes to support Senator Obama.