i made it to the coliseum this morning. see photo. the stadium was almost full by the time he started. people were generally calm and orderly. the security at the door was pretty much the same as getting on an airplane.
The speech was inspiring and the 'Yes We Can' meme really caught on. I was surprised at how good it felt to hear that, if elected, he would end the war in iraq. there is actually no doubt in my mind that he will win the next election.