Part of the reason people are showing so much interest in this election, is that they know the name George W. Bush will not be on the ballot, Obama tells the crowd, and makes reference to the fact that his cousin, Dick Cheney, also won't be on the ballot.
"When they do these geneology things, you hope you're related to Martin Luther King," he said. "But Cheney?"
Obama asks the crowd "What is next for America?"
"Our nation is at war, the planet is in peril. The dream so many generations have fought for is slipping away," he says.