Thursday, August 23, 2007
Barack Obama was here in Brooklyn last night, electrifying a large audience at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott.
I've long been undecided in the Democratic primary, with the sole caveat that I do not want Hillary as our candidate. Last night pulled me a long ways toward the Obama camp. Barack is sounding more and more like a true progressive candidate, and spoke candidly about his views.
The speech was powerful, the crowd was young and hung on every word, and applause was frequent and enthusiastic. Obama's stump speech wound up with a colorful story and a call and response that definitely left the crowd Fired up! and hungry for more.
I understand that many people were not able to get in, and I feel for those that didn't make it. I haven't yet watched Obama's Daily Show appearance from before the rally, but it is online here.
Photos via Brandon Kings and Kyllo's Flickr (by way of Gothamist).