Helping launch Obama’s road to the White House a good thing for Iowa delegation

By Rod Boshart – Helping launch the party’s presidential nominee’s road to the White House has its rewards. Iowa’s 57-member delegation is seated in proximity to the rostrum at the Pepsi Center, site for most of the 2008 Democratic National Convention official work and speeches. Other delegations with prime seating locations include Sen. Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois, host state Colorado and Delaware, which got moved to the front when Obama selected Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., as his running mate. By contrast, the Arkansas delegation is situated close to what would be considered the left field warning track in a baseball stadium.