Montgomery Dems watch Obama accept nomination

By Cody Holyoke - bio | email

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- It's a match up you'd usually see off the football field.

Still, supporters in Montgomery were glued to their television sets Thursday, hoping their team would come out on top.

Obama's speech brings a unique significance to the crowd in the cradle of Civil Rights.  Many viewers were overwhelmed to see an African-American Presidential nominee staring back through the screen.

"I had no idea that this would happen in my lifetime," explained Judy Thomas, organizer of a viewing party at The Boardroom on Vaughn Road.

Thomas supported Senator Hillary Clinton until she backed out of the race.  Now, her sights--and her nominee's objectives--are set on bringing the Democratic party back together.

"Once you listen to the message that he has, the plan that he has--their views are not that far apart," Thomas said.

In such an important political season, supporters are hoping unification will be a concept that sweeps the country.

"We are so divided.  We're black and white.  Red and blue.  Conservative and liberal, and there's all this road in the middle that we don't pay attention to.  [Obama] can do it," explained David Murrell, a Kansas City resident.