The Nation: How the Young Saw It

In demeanor, resiliency and imagination, the number of young delegates at the Democratic National Convention brought freshness to the old political process. For four young Democratic delegates attending their first convention, the experience was an adventure into the unknown. Their reactions:

SALLY PEIL, 22, Georgia, a senior math major at West Georgia College in Carrollton, Ga., first thought of running for delegate last February when a history professor suggested it to her and sev eral other students. "We thought heaven's sake, that can't be possible That's strictly for the old people was elected...

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