Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Morning Call

Among the crowd of 70 were a stay-at-home mom, a marathon champion, a Vietnam veteran, a pastor, teachers, small business owners, Hispanics, middle-age women and, yes, quite a few college students. The supporters hammered home the themes they see Obama representing: unity and change.

''He's such a powerful and influential speaker,'' said Laura Deutsch, a 21-year-old Lehigh University student who grew up in Nazareth. ''I believe he could unify this country."

In the Lehigh Valley, his campaign has recruited 400 volunteers and expects that to spiral now that it has a presence in Bethlehem. Other offices are planned in the Valley as well.

by Nicole Radzievich | Of The Morning Call,0,5814230.story

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