Sen. Obama visits Elkhart, "Meet the Press"

Barrack Obama brought his message to the streets Sunday, specifically Bank Street in Elkhart.

Around 12:30 in the afternoon Senator Obama went door to door shaking hands and talking to neighbors. The roadways were shut down by a motorcade of state police and secret service agents.

The campaign gave no official word or warning that they were coming, but the presidential contender’s presence was a welcome surprise for those who came out to meet and greet him.

“I was like no way,” said Chad Johnson, “I got my kid out of the car just to make sure he shook barracks hand, and told him that he’s a part of history.”

Elkhart resident Denise Cummins said, “It shows that he has a genuine concern. And I think that’s great. I think it could change some people’s minds.”

The Senator was joined by his wife and two daughters who stayed for a little more than an hour. The motorcade then headed to Fort Wayne.

Earlier this morning, the Illinois Senator was Tim Russert's guest on the NBC program “Meet the Press.”

Obama threw in his two-cents on calls for a federal gas tax holiday.

"This defines I think the difference between myself and Senator Clinton.” Sais Sen. Obama. “This gas tax (holiday) which was first proposed by John McCain, and then quickly adopted by senator Clinton is a classic Washington gimmick.”

Obama also admitted that the Reverend Wright controversy has led to a rough couple of weeks for his campaign.

He said he fully broke with Wright last week, after the Reverend expanded on his controversial remarks.


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