Tourists are witness to a historic election

Tourists from Belgium and Australia received their first tour of a polling precinct at Goodwill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Ebony Bennett, a college student from Australia, came with a group of students to study firsthand American politics amid the 2008 presidential election. “We saw Barack Obama and Sarah Palin,” said Bennett. She said she has noticed the differences between Australia and United States politics. Tibo Namur, a tourist from Belgium, who is visiting a friend in the United States, said the U.S. election is important to the world. “The election has opened my eyes to politics in America,” said Namur, who said he is supporting Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election because Obama can bring change to the world.