I joined a lot of people standing in line to hear Barack Obama speak at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque this afternoon. It was a overflow but polite and orderly crowd.
Once the room was full and the media in place the doors were closed leaving a lot of folks outside.
While the nicely diverse backdrop of supporters waited the candidate spoke to the people outside so they wouldn't go home upset.
Obama gave a great speech on economic issues and was impressive in his forcefulness.
Obama is the real deal It is going to be an interesting few days.
I snapped this photo on the way back from the event to my office. It was symbolic of where we are after eight years of bush rule. Things are in tatters and shrouded in sorrow, but the underpinnings are strong and things can be put right.