Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was selected on Sunday in Spokane to attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August as an Obama pledged delegate. His selection was made by the WA State Democratic Delegate Selection Committee comprised of the 51 delegates who were previously elected at the Congressional District caucuses held on May 17th.
Nickels had to compete for one of the 10 PLEO (party leader elected official) delegate spots allotted. The video is part of Nickels speech requesting he be made a delegate. The Obama campaign's proposed slate of PLEO candidates in effect recommended that Nickels be added.