Rais­ing funds for Obama in Wick­low

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SUP­PORT for Barak Obama may be on the in­crease over in the USA but he isn’t ex­actly short of Wick­low friends ei­ther.

Over 100 US cit­i­zens at­tended a fundrais­ing event in Dublin on Sun­day af­ter­noon hosted by Mas­sachusetts na­tive Moira Shipsey at her Dalkey home.

Re­becca Miller, who lives in An­namoe with her hus­band Daniel Day Lewis and their two sons, spoke openly dur­ing the fundraiser about her hopes for the next US elec­tions. she also made it abun­dantly clear that she wasn’t any fan of cur­rent Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush.

‘I am hope­ful but very ner­vous at the same time,’ she said.

‘We need to get our coun­try back and re­claim pa­tri­o­tism for our­selves. McCain and Palin rep­re­sent our more prim­i­tive self as a na­tion, one that is afraid of the fu­ture and afraid of change. We need to elect a man who is go­ing to lead us for­ward in­stead.’

She also pledged her fourth do­na­tion to the Obama cam­paign, but re­mained tight lipped over the ex­act amount con­trib­uted.

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