JERSEY CITY, N.J., 3:45 p.m. — While waiting on this endless press line I chatted with Charles Hannon, a Jersey City resident who was stationed in the South Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II (and later attended school in New Haven). Sixty years later he is calling himself a “veteran for Obama”

Why? Besides Obama’s support for G.I.s, Hannon says the country is “going down the tubes” and Obama is the “new-blood” candidate who can put America “on top” again, as it was in the late 1940s.

As an interesting side note, Hannon says he also likes John McCain — and would like to see the Arizona senator run in a general election with Obama.

-The Yale Daily News