"We have the most votes, the most delegates, and the most diverse coalition of Americans we have seen in a long, long time," Sen. Barack Obama just told his audience in South Carolina as he continues to deliver his victory speech.
"In nine short days," Obama said, during the Feb. 5 super primary day, the voters will have the opportunity to show "we are tired of business as usual, we are hungry for change, and we are ready to believe again."
Obama cast an olive branch toward Mrs. Clinton, noting they shared a common purse, ridding the nation of the policies of President Bush.
Obama said he will continue his fight against the Washington status quo, but that the status quo is fighting back. Despite his earlier kind comments about Mrs. Clinton, Obama quickly outlined major differences between himself and his chief competitor.
"We know the undue influence of lobbyists is part of the problem."
"Real leadership is about candor and judgement," and rallying Americans from all walks of live to fight for a common purpose," Obama said.
"We are up against the idea is is okay to say or do anything to win an election. This is why people do not believe what their leaders say any more." Obama said his candidacy is designed to give candidates "a reason to believe again."
This is rapidly turning in to another of Obama's powerful speeches that have made him such a force in this year's election.