WASILLA - A small group of Barack Obama supporters went deep into unfriendly territory Wednesday, demonstrating in Sarah Palin's hometown.
They marched up and down a well-traveled highway, chanting slogans and holding signs like: "8 years is enough" and "Obama! Believe" in support of the Democratic candidate for president.
Palin, the running mate of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, was not in town for the demonstration.
She's been on the campaign trail but attended a rally later Wednesday in Fairbanks, her first return trip to the state since being named McCain's surprise pick for vice president on Aug. 29.
The eight protesters waved at passing cars at the busy intersection in the center of Wasilla.
Some drivers have honked and waved in support, while others have stopped and yelled "Sarah!" out the window.
One of the organizers said, "We're just hoping to get people to come out of the woodwork; it's kind of like inviting people to come out of the closet as Obama supporters."
Following the afternoon rally, the protesters planned a picnic for Obama at Big Lake.