At 1 p.m. workers were moving back barriers to accommodate the "overwhelming" turnout. At 11:45 a.m., the crowd was already stretching from the gate at 4th and South Caldwell streets, down South Caldwell to Interstate 277. "The gates opened at 11 a.m., but the lines are moving slowly."
Part of what Obama said about McCain-on-the-financial-crisis:
"Because while I certainly don't fault Senator McCain for all of the problems we're facing right now, I do fault the economic philosophy he's followed during his 26 years in Washington. It's a philosophy that says it's okay to turn a blind eye to practices that reward financial manipulation instead of sound business decisions. It's a philosophy that says even common-sense regulations are unnecessary and unwise..."