Follow Mitch and Caitlyn, two Obama delegates from Maryland, as they head to the Democratic National Convention.
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Today is the day!
We’re leaving for the convention in a few short hours!
See you in Charlotte!
Five myths about political conventions
4. The delegates are a bunch of political hacks on a taxpayer-funded junket.
First of all, the delegates travel to the conventions at their own expense. Second, you do not need to be a current or former elected official to attend. The gatherings are certainly dominated by those with political experience, but ordinary voters — with a little ambition, luck and disposable income — have a decent shot at attending.
Hey that’s us! Thanks WaPo!
MSNBC saves us doing some math…
Countdown to GOP convention: 19 days
Countdown to Dem convention: 26 days
Countdown to 1st presidential debate: 56 days
Countdown to VP debate: 64 days
Countdown to 2nd presidential debate: 69 days
Countdown to 3rd presidential debate: 75 days
Countdown to Election Day: 90 days
That’s how many weeks there are until the convention!
About that road trip…
Well, we got really cheap airfare.