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Obama Rally Photo Gallery: Flags Waving on the Midway

By JoshMogerman in News on Oct 31, 2010 7:00PM

The President used familiar environs to rally the troops Saturday night with a massive rally on the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park, just a few blocks from his Kenwood home. The event was reminiscent of campaign stops in the lead up to the 2008 election, something that Obama's party hopes will re-energize the base in advance of Tuesday's election.

The incredibly diverse crowd heard speeches from a who's-who of Illinois Democrats that took the stage, imploring the audience to get out the vote. The gathering of tens of thousands at the edge of the University of Chicago campus also featured a performance from South Side native Common. The hip hop artist was clearly on many minds with the crowd buzzing as the announcer called out, "now coming to the stage in his home town..." Giggles erupted when the Mayor was introduced instead, kicking off the parade of politicos. We will see Tuesday if the good feelings and energetic addresses are enough to turn the tide for the Dems.