Almost eight months after Iowa's caucusgoers kicked off one of the lengthiest nomination fights in modern history, more than 4,400 delegates are finally assembling Monday in Denver for the start of the 45th Democratic National Convention.
The delegates will make history this week by officially nominating Sen. Barack Obama, the first African-American presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party.
Many of the delegates, however, did not expect to meet in the midst of such a tight race for the White House. Presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain is saddled with the burden of an unpopular incumbent president, a sputtering economy, an unpopular war and a natural desire for change after eight years with one party in the White House. Read full article »