It's been a -- it's been a fantastic experience campaigning the country. You've seen it from one -- perspective, I've seen it from another. I saw you standing there at the last, final rally in Texas, to my right over there. I was observing you observe, and you saw the energy. And there was just something uplifting about people showing up at 11:00 p.m. at night, expressing their support and their prayers and their friendship. It's a marvelous experience to campaign across the country.I attended a rally at the Bank One Ballpark (the BOB) in Phoenix after the third debate. I was one of the first people in line so I got to absorb the whole experience from start to finish. It was incredible. The energy in that crowd of 35,000 people was amazing. I could tell that the President and his family were amazed and appreciative when they came out of the dugout onto the infield.
As a political pessimist I had my doubts that the President could overcome the overwhelming negative attacks from the media andother Kerry supporters. It seemed unending and there was no way to fight back. That rally bouyed my spirits immensely and I knew that the President was going to win from that moment on.