CINCINNATI - Views on the current state of our nation differed this 4th of July depending on where you asked the question but irrespective of political viewpoint people in the Tri-State are optimistic for the future.
"Some people are doing well and some people are doing poorly. I'm hoping that we're starting to turn the corner and improve," said Steve Steinman of Indian Hill.
The parades were as different as the political viewpoints today. In Northside, men wearing t-shirts describing themselves as the "99%" escorted a man in a sedan chair with a sign that said, "Make way for the 1%."
In Liberty Township a man pulled his daughters in a little red wagon. The daughters held signs that said, "Big government is bad government."
Different ideologies notwithstanding hope for the United States was expressed at every turn.
"I would look at it from a positive domestic standpoint that we're always going to meet our challenges," said Jeff Lopez of Liberty Township.
"We're still a great country," said Dan Shaw of Milford, "We deal well with adversity we manage to pull through and I'm sure we will this time."
Many took the opportunity to tell 9 News of their support either for President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney but on our nation's 236th birthday the differing viewpoints seemed to have no bearing on love of country.
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