CHARLOTTE — The oldest delegate at this week's Democratic National Convention was born in 1914, and the youngest is just 17 years old.
So while 28-year-old Elaine Almquist of Medford is not the youngest delegate casting a vote to nominate President Obama this week, she is part of the generation of young voters who elected the Democrat in 2008.
And Almquist thinks her generation remains upbeat about Obama despite the sour economy.
"I know there is a lot of talk out there about the lack of enthusiasm among young people, but I don't know where that's coming from," Almquist said. "I'm really excited to re-elect our President."
Democrats begin their convention in North Carolina today. President Obama is set to accept the nomination Thursday evening before an estimated crowd of 70,000 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.