Big Dave, come on up here. Stay right here. Here’s Big Dave. He is doing a great job.
They love you, Big Dave. They love you.
He is doing a great job.
Now, in the last day here, Dave only has one thing on his mind. He wakes up with this thought, he goes to sleep with this thought, he eats and lives and breathes and dreams about getting you to the polls tomorrow. That’s all he is thinking about.
More specifically, getting you to the polls to vote for me. That’s what he’s thinking about.
That’s his job, get you to the polls, vote for Obama. My job is to help him do his job. So I am going to try to be so persuasive in the 20 minutes or so that I speak that by the time this is over, a light will shine down from somewhere.
It will light upon you. You will experience an epiphany. And you will say to yourself, I have to vote for Barack. I have to do it.
And if you make that decision, if that moment happens, then it would be great — even though it’s just one day to go — for you to fill out one of these supporter cards before you leave, because that way we’ll know, you know, who, in fact, is going to be voting. Make sure that you are getting to the right precinct. It will be very heful to Dave in doing his job.
—CNN Transcript of Obama during the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, January 7th, 2008.
Related: To be fair, Obama was able to convince one class of particularly gullible followers that they experienced an epiphany and a light upon them.