Obama addresses thousands in South Bend

Barack Obama spoke to a packed crowd in the Great Western Forum late Wednesday night. The democratic candidate kicked off his three day visit to Indiana as part of his "Road to Change" tour.

Sen. Obama spoke about domestic and foreign policy in his speech at Washington High School in South Bend.

The crowd of supporters cheered as the candidate spoke about the war in Iraq, campaign financing, and education.

Obama said, "We're going to provide a $4000 tuition credit, every student every year. But you're not going to get it for free, you're going to have to give something back you're going to have to participate in community service or national service, work in a homeless shelter, work in a veteran's home, join the peace corp. We'll invest in you, you invest in America. Together, we'll move this country forward."

The senator from Illinois also received a surprise endorsement from the mayor of the host city. South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke has remained neutral until tonight when he backed Sen. Obama with a ringing endorsement and then introduced him to the cheering crowd.

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