Cambodian-Americans in Virginia
have different political stances in supporting presidential hopefuls
senators John McCain and Barack Obama.
"We want the US
to help Cambodians with humanitarianism and trade," said Tom Keo, a Virginia businessman who
favors McCain, a Republican, for his experience.
Tung Yap, president of the group Cambodian-Americans for
Human Rights and Democracy, said he supported Obama, the Democratic hopeful.
"For me, I want to see a new leader, like other
Americans who do not want to see the same leaders weaken the economy," he
Virginia resident Mok Yorn said
he supported McCain, "as he has more experience, and helped fight
communists a lot, even in Cambodia."
area businessman Chamroeun Muoy, who supports McCain, said Obama has a lot of
support by the young, while McCain has a lot of support from those over the age
"A win or loss for McCain depends on how he can explain
economics to," Chamroeun Muoy said.