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Washington — Representatives from the campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama fielded questions from Asian Americans during a two-hour town hall meeting in Annandale, Virginia, October 28. The gathering was an opportunity to ask questions that have not been addressed on the national platform, organizers said.
Indian Americans in California are the strongest Asian supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with about two-thirds backing him as against a little over half nationally, according to a new Read the full article
After being asked about the growing electoral clout of Vietnamese Americans in Northern Virginia, the excitement in Nguyen Dinh Thang's voice is palpable.
Asian American families have the highest personal savings, the highest home and business ownership, and achieve the highest post-secondary education on average. So why do so many of us consider ourselves Democrats when the values that produced these fundamentals are so contrary to those of the Democratic Party?
In the Seafood City supermarket in Las Vegas, Rozita Lee picks up a knobbly green vegetable and waves it at me.
"This is bittermelon, or pariyah as we call it," she says. "You scoop out the insides, fill it with pork hash and steam it. It's really tasty."
LORTON, VA. (AP) - For a long time, says Loc Pfeiffer, his fellow Asian-Americans were passive participants in American politics. But things are changing.
"Asians don't like confrontation or being adversarial, but that's politics," says Pfeiffer, a 41-year-old lawyer who was 6 when his parents brought him to America from Vietnam.
Hollywood actor Kal Penn fits the profile of Indian Americans campaigning for Barack Obama. He is born American, well educated, successful, and most importantly young.
This month, professors from Rutgers University, the University of California and the University of Southern California released the results from an ambitious project known as the National Asian American Survey.
The McCain and Obama campaigns should.
More than a third of Asian American likely voters were undecided about their choice for the U.S. President as recently as two weeks ago, according to new data from the 2008 National Asian American Survey. A national sample of 4,394 found 41 percent support Barack Obama while 24 percent say they will vote for John McCain.