GOP Supporters React To Results
MICHEL MARTIN, host:
Earlier, we mentioned that we would take you to election parties that were being held around the country. Now we will hear from Pennsylvania. The state delivered 21 electoral votes to President-elect Barack Obama. Obama volunteers were partying with their families at Finnegan's Wake Pub in Center City, Philadelphia.
Ms. ANGELA VELASQUEZ: My name is Angela Velasquez (ph), and I'm from the Frankford Center. There's a lot of things that we support Obama, everything he said in the campaign. And he touched a lot of people's hearts, and we know he's going to do something good for us. This is one of my daughters. She's been of great support. All my kids came out and find people and talk to people, knock on doors, and everything was to support Obama 100 percent.
Mr. MOSES CARTER: I'm Moses Carter (ph), and my age is 10 years old. He's a great man. He's very smart. I know he's going to be a good president, but I don't know if he's the person for me to look up to right now. I might just wait and see.
Mr. AJ THOMPSON: My name is A.J. Thompson (ph). I live in Fishtown. I'm an attorney. I'm also a ward official in the Fishtown area. A lot has been written in the papers recently about how white working-class voters would vote this election, and I saw 85 percent of my neighbors come out, and 75 percent of them came out and voted for Senator Obama, regardless of his skin color.
MARTIN: We heard from Angela Velasquez, Moses Carter and AJ Thompson, giving their reflections on President-elect Barack Obama's victory last night.