Friday 17 Aug 2018 | 21:13 | SYDNEY
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Yes, Australians are paying attention

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

5 November 2008 12:40

Amazing scenes here at the University of Sydney. The US Studies Centre is hosting a barbeque at the Manning Bar, and the place is packed. I kid you not, there's a guy standing outside the venue holding a sign that reads, 'Wanted: One ticket'.

Predictably for a university, its a pro-Obama crowd, and a huge cheer just went up when CNN called Ohio for Obama. And that's basically all that's going on here — people are eating, drinking and watching huge TVs. A US Studies Centre staff member just told me they tried having panels at some of their previous election events, but people just want to watch TV.