On Saturday, Barach Obama took the train west from Philadelphia, stopping in a number of small towns along the way. Crowds of up to 6,000 people waited for him and heard his message.
The day ended in a rally in Harrisburg, where the unofficial estimate of one participant was 10,000.
Here's a great fast slide show of one stop, with a summary of other Obama campaign activities Saturday. Videos from other stops are here and here. I've taken this train route many times--it's beautiful and a lot of fun. Although I never got to pull the train whistle!
Over the past two weeks, every major newspaper in the Commonwealth has endorsed Obama. So has Dan Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Bruce Springsteen, former Senate Armed Services Committee chair Sam Nunn and former Senate Intelligence Committee chair David Boren, former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group co-chair Lee Hamilton, former Senator and Governor Lowell Weicker, as well as a number of PA office holders who joined PA Senator Bob Casey (who was on that train today, together with his family) in bucking the Rendell machine, in declaring their independence from the old politics.
Hey, Pennsylvania, your time is now.
The Pennsylvania primary is Tuesday.
Update: Barack Obama closed his Saturday in Harrisburg. This video clip
from that event is one of the better brief
summaries of the core of Obama's message in two and a half minutes.
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