Thousands of people packed Minges Coliseum on the ECU campus in Greenville to hear the democratic presidential candidate speak Thursday evening.
The line started around 8:00 a.m. this morning. Obama took the stage just after 6:30 p.m.
Obama sounded his familiar themes in his speech, saying he chose to run for president now because change can't wait. Obama told WITN in an exclusive interview, "The American people, what they want are solutions to their problems and that's what I want to spend as much time focusing on as possible."
Obama is coming off a debate in Pennsylvania Wednesday night with rival Hillary Clinton.
Before coming to Greenville, the Illinois senator appeared at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh at midday.