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By Meghan Sparks

Barack Obama campaigns in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, WI (KTTC-TV) -- Young and old filled the streets of one Wisconsin town, all for one man.

One supporter said, "I think he's going to do what's right for this country on Health care, on education, on the war."

With a little more than a month to go before the election day thousands of people gathered in La Crosse, Wisconsin to cheer on their candidate Barack Obama.

And for some it was the chance of a lifetime.

"We came out last night at eight pm and were the first people in line to see barack Obama speak today at ten in the morning," says one rally attendee.

Obama focused primarily on the economy and said while the bail out plan is not perfect, it is something the country must do.

Senator Barack Obama says, "Democrats and Republicans in Congress have legitimate concerns about it I know many Americans share these concerns. It is clear though this is what we have to do right now to prevent a crisis from turning into a catastrophe."

He said there is plenty of blame to go around, but the situation is a direct result of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street.

Obama says, "To the Democrats and Republicans who oppose this plan I say step up to the plate do what's right for the country even if it's not popular because the time to act is now."

Obama said now is the time to return to fiscal responsibility and stop putting money into a war he believes never should have started.

One supporter says, "I don't know I don't think I've ever felt so inspired before."

Another says, "This is history in the making and I'm glad we could all be a part of it."

Obama said he will be in Washington later in the day to cast his vote in favor of the bail out.

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