I began this documentary film project and road trip after attending Obama meetings in London and meeting many Britons who were fired up about this election.
Little did I know I would be here in Ohio just one day before the election following Malcolm who had already heard Obama speak twice before last night - first at the convention in Denver, and the second time also in Denver, the first city he flew into on his election road trip.
Here's Malcolm with his pre-rally glow.
I talked to a few people while waiting in the queue last night. This woman shared with me why she was supporting Obama - school tuition was at the top of her list -
Next I spoke to a family - first the father, in the construction industry, and then to his 11 year old Sean.
Then I came upon two men, one of whom was a self-described 'Anglophile'. They co-own a small business.
Then I spoke to Napoleon, a T-shirt designer who broke into poetry near the end of our short interview.
Malcolm and I joined the line/queue around 6:20 pm and finally made it inside the stadium around 8:45, just in time to hear Governor Strickland warm up the crowd.
And then, it was time for Obama. In his speech Obama talked about writing the 'next chapter of the American story' and I realised at that moment how this idea of being in the middle of a very young narrative has been burned into our consciousness as Americans and perhaps is what keeps our country in a constant state of flux.
Obama's speech coming soon...
After the rally outside people were flocking to the stalls of Obama merchandise.
Including Malcolm, who debated whether he should add another Obama t-shirt to his collection. I shot this clip with my still digital camera.
Click here to see Malcolm