Obama rallies thousands in SF
November 14, 2007 11:45 PM
Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) made an appearance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Wednesday night to promote his "Countdown to Change" rally.
With a turnout of over 6,000 people, Obama electrified the Northern California college students in attendance when he stepped on the stage.
Calling the high school students who support him “Barackstars” and stimulating the crowd by reminding them that George W. Bush will not be on the ballot this time next year, Obama received a standing ovation every time he made a point.
“You asked for a united and instead you got a president who couldn’t lead half of the country who voted for him,” said Obama.
Obama vowed to quit the pattern of telling America what they want to hear and start telling them what they need to hear. He said that he’s running for the President to make a change in policies and leadership.
According to Obama, the rally was to let America know that he is tired of talking and wants to start doing something for the United States of America.
“The opportunity to hear Obama speak is important and I wanted to take advantage of it to make my decision on who I’m going to vote for,” said Spencer Koehler, a senior at SF State.
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