DNC 2016: Pennsylvania delegates tout optimism as DNC comes to a close


PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania delegates were wondering where all the top Democrats have been, noting that none of them took time to address the delegation at any of the four breakfast meetings this week.

Delegates were anticipating hearing from, perhaps, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe “the scrappy kid from Scranton” Biden, and others. But the only ones that showed were a couple U.S. senators from Minnesota and Missouri and home-state people like Sen. Bob Casey of Scranton and Katie McGinty, who is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.

Despite the absence of big names, delegate Grace McGregor Kramer of Scranton said she has been impressed with the positive attitude the delegates have shown all week. She said most delegates have retained their optimism as the convention nears its climax.

“Last night we saw the very best of the Democratic Party,” she said. “President Obama, Vice President Biden, the next Vice President, Tim Kaine, and many more. I can’t wait to hear Hillary speak.”


By Bill O’Boyle

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