Saturday, April 18, 2015

Finnegan's Wake toasts Obama

Kristen A. Graham writes:

Finnegan's Wake toasts Obama

Kristen A. Graham writes:


     Maggie Weinrich, 30, an Obama volunteer from New York, stood on Spriung Garden Street outside Finnegan's Wake in Northern Liberties and shook her head in wonder.

"My mind is completely blown," she said. "I can't believe we did it. I feel like I got my country back."

Weinrich said she had a renewed sense of hope about the country.

"People saw the real issues--the war, health care, the economy," Weinrich said. "They got it."



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