9:38 The crowd noise sounds like a rock concert. I can barely hear Barack Obama.
9:39 Obama is thanking his Winconsin campaign people.
9:40 Obama thanks his union supporters.
9:41 Obama asks Houston residents to attend the caucas. The crowd starts chanting.
9:42 "We just heard tonight that we won in Wisconsin." The crowd freaks out.
9:46 "Washington is the place where good ideas go to die."
9:47 "We're here because we believe change is possible."
Obama takes a shot against NAFTA and outsourcing. The crowd is eating it up.
9:48 Obama talks about how predatory lenders doubled to mortgage of a woman with two blind children.
9:49 Obama mentions a mother that gave him a braclet to remember her son killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
9:50 Obama hysterically mentions his kindergarden paper the Clinton campaign attempted to use against him.
9:51 "People are working harder for less."
9:52 "Despite the slogan, our children are being left behind."
"We can not wait."
9:53 "Change in America does not happen from the top down, but from the bottom up."
9:54 Obama talks about ending racial and political divisions to take on the special interests. Obama means lobbyists.
9:56 The crowd starts chanting, "Yes, we can."
9:57 This is one of Obama's best speeches. He knows he is in the driver's seat.
9:58 Obama talks about health insurance. I still like Edwards's plan better.
Obama's promises to deliver universal health care by the end of his first term.
10:00 Keep in mind, Obama is holding this rally in Texas. I haven't seen John McCain get this response in any red state.
10:01 Obama promises to raise minimum wage.
10:03 Obama pushes for early child education and higher pay for teachers. Obama wants higher standards, but not "teaching to the test."
10:06 Obama talks about immigration. He supports upholding laws and giving immigrants a chance to become Americans.
10:09 "No more homeless veterans. No more begging for benefits."
10:10 Obama proposes to end the Iraq war in 2009.
10:11 "I want to end the politics of fear."
10:12 Obama quote JFK on foreign policy.
10:12 Obama talks about Darfur and HIV in Africa.
10:15 Obama talks about bringing Republicans to his side. Good luck with that.
10:16 Obama says he looks forward to debating John McCain. It's interesting that CSPAN cut off Hillary's speech to cover Obama. Hillary is becoming an also-ran.
10:18 "Hope is not blind optimism."
10:19 Obama talks against the "scapegoating" of immigrants and gay people.
10:21 Obama says hope played a role in WWII, ending slavery, civil rights and the founding of America.
10:23: "Houston, this is our moment. This is our time."
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