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Obama supporters watch his address

Sandra Chun Sandra Chun
Sylvia Young Sylvia Young
Richard Turbin Richard Turbin

By Zahid Arab - bio | email

KAIMUKI (KHNL) - In Hawaii hundreds of Barack Obama supporters gathered statewide to watch the democratic nominee's acceptance speech.

It's the moment Obama supporters say they've been waiting for. After finally securing and accepting the democratic party's nomination, they say it's time for him take the presidency.

Cheering for their candidate, this Obama ohana more than 200 hundred strong is devoted to their democrat.

"I'm an Obama fan, I've been from the very beginning, said Supporter Sylvia Young.

Among the array of ages, colors and creeds, Sandra Chun and her 9-year-old son. He's a developing democrat.

"I wanted to support Obama, I hope he does good," said Supporter Makana Hoapili.

"I want him to be involved in making decisions that will help the country when he's older," said Supporter Sandra Chun.

" This teaches me to be prepared , so when he campaigns I know how to campaign if I want to become president," said Hoapili.

A barrage of buttons, signs, stickers or shirts, others say they hope Obama's address silences those that dog him.

"I want to see him come out and quiet everybody once and for all," said Young.

Inspired, supporters say it's now time to take action.

"We are all the change and if we're going to change the world for the positive we all have to work very hard," said Event Organizer Richard Turbin.

Courage plus the conviction of the people, it's an equation this crowd hopes equals change.

The crowd saw a taped version of the speech since Obama's actual address was this afternoon Hawaii time, when many were at work.

Organizers say the event was a success and hope their next one is a victory party for Obama this November.

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