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Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama Get a Crowd in Cleveland

Thousands watch Bruce Springsteen in downtown Cleveland.
Thousands watch Bruce Springsteen in downtown Cleveland.

Bruce Springsteen was just the opening act. After a half-dozen songs, Barack Obama and his family received a raucous welcome from the 80,000 gathered Sunday in downtown Cleveland.

This city is friendly territory for the Democratic nominee, but with polls showing Obama with only a slight edge in Ohio, he rallied his supporters to keep up their efforts through Tuesday.

OBAMA: We can’t afford in these last two days to slow down, or sit back, or let up one minute, one hour, one second. Not now, not when there’s so much at stake. We have to go out there and win this election.

Obama is now heading to other battlegrounds, leaving Ohio to his Vice presidential pick Joe Biden, who plans two stops in the state later today. Republican Sarah Palin starts her day with an early morning stop in a Cleveland suburb.