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Obama supporters hope convention inspires Utahns

Obama supporters hope convention inspires Utahns



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Their convention now over, Utahns who sat in on Barack Obama's big moment are hoping some of the inspiration they felt will rub off on others back home.

To the 29 delegates and nearly 50 others who got tickets, it was an inspiring speech. People like Sheryl Ginsberg believe they now can return to Utah and perhaps change its color a bit.

"Believe it or not, we do have a strong group of people in Utah who support Obama as well. I really think Hillary Clinton supporters are going to come over in support of Obama, as well," she said.

Nine delegates have pledged to do that.

For people like 25-year-old Jesse Michael Nix, who scored a ticket to last night's speech through a friend, his support is about his generation.

"It's awesome that he's African-American. But what I think is more awesome is that he represents me. I'm only 25 years old, but I feel than he, rather than John McCain, is the candidate for me," he said.

In Nix's words, McCain doesn't even use the Internet.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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