TOLEDO -- In Campaign 08, presidential candidate Barack Obama spent Sunday speaking to voters here in the Glass City.
More than 9,000 enthusiastic Obama supporters squeezed into Savage Hall. The doors opened early...around noon. By 3:00, folks were being turned away.
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In his speech, Obama told Toledoans, "We are at a defining moment in our history. All of you in Toledo know that in your own lives."
The campaign theme is 'change we can believe in.'
Senator Obama says his changes are trade agreements that make sense, affordable health care costs for all and pulling troops out of Iraq.
Economic changes include dropping tax breaks to companies shipping jobs overseas and an education system that gives teachers more money and makes college more affordable. "My faith in the American people has been vindicated because everywhere I go people are telling me. 'We want something new. We want to turn the page. We want a new chapter in American history.'"
Senator Obama leads in the delegate count and money raised. He's behind Hillary Clinton, though, in polls leading up to the March 4 Ohio primary.
Appearances like this could turn the tide. One attendee told News 11's Dick Berry, "It was a real speech of unity. Bring everyone together. I'm going to vote for Obama."
From Toledo, Senator Obama headed to his hometown of Chicago for a memorial service for the slain Northern Illinois University Students. They return to class on Monday. Obama returns to Ohio first Monday for a campaign appearance in Cincinnati.
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