Although delegates are entrusted with the task of choosing their party’s next presidential nominee, modern-day convention voting is little more than a well-rehearsed ritual. Mitt Romney has been the Republican Party’s nominee for months, while Barack Obama has been the Democratic Party’s 2012 candidate for years.
But what if the future of our country was really up to delegates and a single vote, at a single convention, could change the course of our country?
For answers to this question we went speed dating with some of the Democratic National Convention delegates. We spoke with Thomas Dec of Connecticut, Janice Covington of North Carolina, Rabbi Jonathan Kendall of Florida, Jocelyn Sida of California, and Sarah Starnes and Kelvin Walls from Missouri.