Obama's Last Rally Live

President Obama's final campaign rally is in Des Moines, IA tonight, with Michelle Obama and Bruce Springsteen. It begins at 9:30 pm CT (10:30 ET, 8:30 MT). You can watch live here. Or on C-Span.

If you know any undecided voters, or any who are wobbling, send them the link. Instead of listening to pundits and pollsters, tell them to listen to the President. He makes his own best case. [More...]

Bruce is on now: "What I do for a living is I imagine America." First song: Land of Holy Dreams.

Update: Obama was really fired up. Here's a slideshow of pictures I made from screengrabs of the video. He mingled a long time with the crowd afterwards.

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    Quite a late night crowd (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CoralGables on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:54:49 PM EST
    for Obama's last campaign stop.

    Michelle was fabulous. (5.00 / 3) (#4)
    by Angel on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:23:19 PM EST

    Are you fired up? (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Angel on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:37:25 PM EST
    Great, great speech by President Obama.  

    Stevie Wonder (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Peter G on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:38:22 PM EST
    signed, sealed, delivered

    Yeah, let's hope! (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Angel on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:39:15 PM EST
    Iowa--so totally appropriate (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by MKS on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:32:33 AM EST
    I will never forget his win and speech in the Iowa Caucuses in 2008.  Historic and breathtaking.

    This country likes Obama and wants him to succeed.   Many will come back to him even if they thought about going elsewhere this time. There will be a strong emotional pull for his voters to come home.

    I will never forget how (5.00 / 3) (#13)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:55:44 AM EST
    freaking cold it was in Iowa that caucus week. I was still all-Hillary then so I didn't see him or Michelle there. Hillary and Bill and all the journos were at our hotel, so I didn't even wonder about him. I also went to some John Edwards events (a Mellencamp concert) where he and Elizabeth gave great speeches and talked about their great love, and to a house party for Mitt  In 2004, Obama came to a blogger breakfast at the DNC in Boston, there were about 15 of us. I don't remember much of what he said.  Obama has grown on me the past year, a lot. I am not one of those voting for him because I'm against Romney. I really admire him and think he is a good president.

    A few of his accomplishments he didn't tout: He got crack-powder penalties down from 100 to 1 to 18:1 (not perfect, but better than nothing) and his deferral of deportation for young immigrants.

    I also thing the Justice Dept AUSA's under Holder have become more reasonable since the Bush days. I shudder to think what a Romney change would bring.  


    Hillary will be drafted in 2016 (none / 0) (#14)
    by MKS on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:04:31 AM EST
    Julian Castro would be great VP choice.  Her vast experience would let her pick the young Julian.

    But first things first....

    Good to know about the change in sentencing... There are a lot of small changes that add up that may not get a lot of publicity.


    Bob Dylan was in Wisconsin tonight (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:11:44 AM EST
    for his own concert, and he told the audience he thinks Obama will win in a landslide.

    Dylan, Springsteen, Wonder (5.00 / 3) (#17)
    by Peter G on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:56:35 AM EST
    vs Meatloaf and Rundgren? I mean, seriously, this is not close.

    Watched the recorded speech this morning (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by ruffian on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 08:09:01 AM EST
    over breakfast. Good way to start the day. Loved the story behind 'Fired up, ready to go'. I had never heard that.

    Contrasting it with the canned emotion I heard from Mitt and Ann Romney via NPR. In fact, he seems to have stolen/faked Obama's 2008 campaign. Copland's 'Common Man' piece? Oh please. and then verged into a parody of himself....building a better tomorrow, tomorrow...right out of Stephen Colbert. I so hope never to have to listen to that cheese grater voice again.

    It's also being carried on CSPAN (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:00:35 PM EST

    this is a very good speech (5.00 / 3) (#3)
    by Peter G on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:20:18 PM EST
    I sure hope he tries to keep these pledges and really lives by these priorities.

    Missed it while watching (none / 0) (#8)
    by lilburro on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:23:08 PM EST
    the Saints sign, seal, and deliver our fate :(  must catch it when it gets on Youtube.  GO OBAMA!!!  

    check out the (none / 0) (#9)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:32:28 AM EST
    His youtube feed (none / 0) (#11)
    by lilburro on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:56:08 AM EST
    had a clip of his Fired Up, Ready to Go closing story.  Which, oof, got me.  But they don't have the full rally, yet anyway.

    TPM has the full speech (none / 0) (#12)
    by MKS on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:49:21 AM EST
    here at this link.

    Not as good sound quality as the clip you have, but worth it nonetheless.