The Obama campaign believed that the rally at Independence Hall was a defining moment for the senator, not only because of the [sic] shear size of the crowd, but also because of the senator's message and where he said it.
Drawing from the historic grounds of Independence Hall Senator Barack Obama reached back to the country's foundation.
"It was over 200 years ago that a group of patriots gathered in this city to do something that no one in the world believed they could do," Senator Obama said.
Senator Obama then catapulted back to the present and laid down his central theme of the evening.
"This election is our chance to declare our independence, to declare our independence from the broken politics of Washington," Obama said.