Teen Is Clinton Alternate, But Now Backs Obama

Taylor Riddle, 18, of Arkansas is an alternate delegate at the DNC. i i

hide captionTaylor Riddle, 18, of Arkansas is one of the youngest people attending the DNC. As an alternate, he won't cast a vote unless someone drops out.

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Taylor Riddle, 18, of Arkansas is an alternate delegate at the DNC.

Taylor Riddle, 18, of Arkansas is one of the youngest people attending the DNC. As an alternate, he won't cast a vote unless someone drops out.

Ayesha Walker for NPR

Taylor Riddle is one of the youngest people to attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

The 18-year-old from Arkansas is a lover of politics and schmoozing. He is a freshman in college and while still in high school, he founded the Young Democrats and Young Republicans.

In Denver, he is representing his state as a Clinton alternate, but won't cast a vote unless someone drops out.

Riddle is now a supporter of Barack Obama and is featured on the Democratic presidential candidate's campaign Web site under the title Change of Heart.

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