Molly Kawahata of Palo Alto, the youngest California delegate to the Democratic National Convention, will be blogging live from Denver in hopes of changing divisive politics she says have "dominated America since the 1960s."
"What we need now more than anything is a president who can unite people," said Kawahata, 18, an incoming UC Berkeley freshman and recent national high school director of Students for Barack Obama.
Her goal reflects the challenges facing the largest and most diverse delegation that will gather Monday through Thursday at the convention – where Obama is due to accept the Democratic presidential nomination.
California's 441 delegates will play a critical role in whether Democrats rally around their standard-bearer or succumb to internal party tensions from a long, combative primary season.
While Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton handily won California's Feb. 5 primary. As the delegation embraces Obama – and leaders promise a unified convention – it also vents.
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