This morning, the streets leading into Rundlett Middle School were turned into a battleground for the supporters of Democratic presidential candidates. The supporters spend their time competing for the attention of delegates arriving at the midterm convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Whenever one group of supporters began chanting for their candidate, the others chimed in with their own chants, attempting to drown the others out.
Inside the school, four of the candidates--Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, and Bill Richardson--delivered fifteen minute speeches during the morning session. The candidates spend most of their time discussing their views on the war in Iraq.
Later, the other candidates in the presidential race were represented by stand in speakers that included Michelle Obama representing her husband, Governor Martin O'Malley for Hillary Clinton, and Congressman David Bonior for John Edwards.