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UPDATE: VIDEO, POLL: Shoreline, LFP Residents Gather to Watch Obama's Acceptance Speech

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Chris Buchanan, 31, and his fiance Mary, 25, of Shoreline supported Barack Obama in 2008 and will support him again in 2012.

The couple, who was living in Tennessee in 2008, was among 25 people who gathered at the Obama campaign office in North City, Thursday night to watch Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Obama revisited his accomplishments of the last four years: saving the economy from catastrophe, saving American automakers, getting ObamaCare passed, and killing Osama bin Laden.

The reason they support him is simple. He has supported them.

"You never quit on America and you deserve a president who won't quit on you," Obama said.

After he was elected in 2008, Obama tripled the Americorps program, which pays young people to serve in areas of need at non-profits across the country.

Chris was struggling to pay for college at the time and joined Americorps as did Mary, serving in Spokane.

Chris was able to get his college degree and a master's in architecture at the University of Tennessee. Orignally from Tennessee he came back to Washington after graduating and landed a job at an Edmonds architecture firm.

"I design medical buildings," said Chris. "(Obama) helps support a strong base."

"In my field, construction is the base of everything," Buchanan said. "It's booming right now."

Meanwhile, Mary is enrolled in Cascadia Community College's elementary education program with help financing her education from the government.

The Obama campaign locally is seeking volunteers. Cassie Olson is the field organizer based in the Shoreline office of Organizing for America, what the Obama campaign calls itself. She can be reached at colson@ofawashington.com or by phone at 206-228-9298.

The campaign is holding voter registration drives and canvassing door-to-door leading up to the election. Oct. 8 is the deadline for voter registration and ballots will start being mailed out in King County on Oct. 16. 

Dan Benson September 07, 2012 at 02:29 PM
President Obama continues to top himself every time! These past two weeks of conventions have shown a clear contrast between Obama and Romney, a We vs. Me society. I do not want to see all the tremendous progress that's been made these past 4 years be tossed out and replaced with policies that are even worse than Bush. I will support Obama again wholeheartedly and help keep our country going forward!
J.C. September 07, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Essentially the same speech he gave in 2008. And what progress has been made since then? $5 trillion more in debt? Higher unemployment? "Stimulus"?
CHRIS BUCHANAN September 09, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Its not "Obama Care" its "Obama cares".
J.C. September 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I couldn't quite tell but that was cynical, right?

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