Matthew Gutierrez, a West Las Vegas High School senior, may be a Republican, but that didn’t stop him from supporting Democrat Barack Obama. And in Las Vegas, he is by no means alone.
Gutierrez was among hundreds of West students watching Obama’s inauguration Tuesday morning. He comes from a family of Democrats, not surprising for a town that is heavily Democratic that voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
“We really need Barack Obama. He’s so charismatic,” Gutierrez said. “I liked Bush earlier on, but he made poor decisions later.”