DARIEN, Conn. Consider Jane Himmel energized. The New Canaan resident was feeling optimistic about President Barack Obama's chances of winning a second term as she joined about 50 other Fairfield County Democrats at Upper Crust Bakery & Café in Darien to watch Obama accept the Democratic nomination at the partys convention.
Im so excited and hopeful, said Himmel, smiling broadly after Obamas address. I think (Obama) made the choice very clear.
The applause in the eatery was loud during many portions of Obamas speech. Vice President Joe Bidens address was also well received.
Patty McCormack of Darien was happy to join in on the applause. She had high hopes for the presidents speech, especially on the heels of first lady Michelle Obamas address on Tuesday. I was sobbing with Michelle Obamas speech. It was amazing, she said.
Polly and Harry Geller of Stamford were pleased with Obamas remarks. Harry Geller said he was happy to hear Obama talk about everyone getting opportunities to do well. Polly Geller said she was proud to be among a diverse crowd at Upper Crust and to see the cross-section of people in Charlotte, N.C., during the Democratic Convention.
It was outstanding, Harry Geller said. Biden was great, and Obama was over the top.
Erica Padmore of Norwalk said she worked hard to spread the word about Obamas candidacy in 2008 when she lived in Atlanta. She was impressed now to hear his message that were all in this together.
Randall Klein, chairman of Dariens Democratic Town Committee, was happy with Obamas speech as well as the one delivered Wednesday by former President Bill Clinton. Both men explained the issues in easy, understandable terms, Klein said. I think we were very lucky to have these guys as leaders of our country.
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