January 25, 2008 5:58 PM
Obama Continues Focusing on His Core Voters
From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- On the day before the South Carolina primary, Barack Obama focused on women and young voters as his campaign hopes that the core that brought him success in Iowa will do the same in the Palmetto State.
At a roundtable in Columbia, Obama listened to four women speak about their economic struggles and he shared his own family hardships. He spoke about his mother's difficulties as a single woman and his financial struggles with student loans.
"Michelle and I aren't too far removed from what's been happening to families across the country," Obama told the women.
"I want to get a sense from all of you what are the things that you think are most difficult for families to cope with right now."
Obama later spoke to thousands of students at an outside rally at Clemson University. His stump speech was positive and he refrained from mentioning his opponents. Obama focused on issues related to young people, such as the cost of college tuition. He urged the students to vote and said that they are the face of change.
"If you don't believe, nobody will believe," Obama said, "If you accept the world as it is then nobody will reach for the world as it might be. We are counting on you."
The Obama campaign ends tonight at another student rally at the University of South Carolina.