|Fellow rally-goers waiting at the rapid station|
First, there were several speakers. While we waited, the Browns game let out (the Browns lost to the Ravens 37-27) and many more people filed onto the mall. There was also a wedding party that was going into the Marriott Hotel and they paused to take some photos with the crowd. Then we all waited quite a while until nearly 5pm and Bruce Springsteen came on. He played a few songs, and then introduced the Obamas. Their entire family was there. Barack Obama thanked a few people and did a stump speech, which I'd say was similar to his infomercial message on Wednesday and covered many of the major issues. There was a funny moment when he mentioned Dick Cheney's recent endorsement of McCain, and it started to rain a little. Of course, the crowd was very responsive to the message.