We made it up here from Birmingham in about 10 hours via car, and made some video along the way. We'll have that up in a moment.
We visited the site of the Obama event early this morning, and some folks (mostly young people, white, black, latino, asian, male, female...) were already lining up. There are 68,000 ticketed visitors, like Kyle and I, and thousands more will fill into an overflow area. Still more are expected in the general area--Mayor Daley said as many as 1,000,000 (that was early this week) and a city official quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times this morning said 500,000. It will be awesome.
Bill Richardson shaved his beard. What does this bode for the future?
Polls close in just moments. Maybe we'll see some good exit polling.
Thanks to Birmingham Weekly for getting us here. Kyle and I look forward to posting more tonight, including video momentarily.