17,000 people flocked the XL Center in Downtown Hartford on Monday evening to see democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
In the past few days Connecticut became one of the big battle states as 22 states prepare for Super Tuesday. Obama was able to use his momentum coming from the South Carolina primaries to cut Clinton’s lead in the Constitution State. By the end of the day on Monday, polls stated that the difference between the two is too close to call.
"Today, I am here to report that after one year of crisscrossing the states, of listening to your stories, I am here to report that my bet has paid off and my faith in the American people has been vindicated," Obama said while the people that attended his rally rocked the arena.
This was part of his argument stating why he ran for president On top of that, some of his biggest supporters, representatives John Larson, Rosa DeLauro and Chris Murphy along with Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts. Kennedy officially announced his endorsement of the Illinois senator for the Democratic ticketa few days ago.
Hartford was part of his northeast swing of that included New Jersey and Boston. In these appearances, he talked about everything from foreign policy to educational and healthcare reform.