Joel Cavasso, a real estate agent who is handling the rental of the houses where Mr. Obama and his group will stay, said the president's visit is still important to Kailuans.
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"I remember when John F. Kennedy came here and I was sitting on my father's shoulders to get a glimpse of him," Mr. Cavasso said. "It's a big deal for people to see their president. ... Oops, I think I might have just aged myself."