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By Sunday night, all Utah's 29 Democratic delegates and 4 alternate delegates are here in Denver. And they're in a good mood. I called a number of them to see what they were doing this Sunday afternoon and--would it surprise you to learn that they were sitting out by the pool, dining, sipping a favorite beverage etc. And why not? The convention officially kicks off tomorrow afternoon, and Democrats are ready for what one delegate calls their 'Superbowl'. Utah's Democrats seem unified and excited about Barack Obama right now---and about his selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. Utah delegates who have had the opportunity to speak with Sen. Biden say his depth of knowledge on issues is 'impressive'. Do voters feel the same? Will warm up to him by the time the convention is done? Or will John McCain successfully crash this party by harping on the hard fought primary battle, where Biden and Obama went after each other? To Democrats, that could be a bit of a 'buzz kill'.

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