Tuesday, February 12, 2008

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty cast his vote for Sen. Barack Obama at Sharpe Health School in Northwest this morning, joining others at the polling place who also marked their ballots for the Illinois senator.

“I feel he’s the most qualified,” said Doris Harris, 77. “He’s a changer and we need that.”

Ralph Lee, 58, said he did not think Mr. Obama’s competitor, Sen. Hillary Clinton, was sincere about her positions on several issues, particularly the war in Iraq.

“I can’t trust her vote,” Mr. Lee said. “Her position on the war is still the status quo. She will say anything to get elected.”

D.C. Council member Kwame Brown said he was spending the day giving out doughnuts and coffee to volunteers at various polling stations and offering rides to voters who didn’t want to brave the sub-freezing temperatures.

Mr. Brown, at-large Democrat, said that while he respects Mrs. Clinton, he thinks Mr. Obama is the better candidate.

“This is a historical moment and I’m all about change,” Mr. Brown said.

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