Some local voters see Barack Obama’s nomination as an important moment in U.S. history.
“I think it’s good that there’s change,” Vougish owner Bill Hill said. “We’re breaking down racial barriers.”
“I think (Obama’s nomination) means America has come full circle,” said library clerk Joann Eckenfels.
Other voters are more curious about Obama’s promises and potential. They hope his promises of change for the better hold true.
“As long as he does what he says he’s going to do ... it’s OK with me,” said construction worker Corey Williams.
“I wonder if he’s going to do the right thing like (the president) should be doing,” said grocer Tyrone Sanders. “It doesn’t matter what color he is.”
Whether the reason be the historical significance of his nomination or his promises for change, many local voters seem eager to see the Illinois senator win the presidential race.
“I’m excited to see what he’s going to do,” resident Betty Williams said.