In a riveting speech the Illinois Senator spelled out his plan for change to the American people.
Obama was greeted by tens of thousands of cheering supporters chanting "yes we can."
He called upon Americans to help usher in an era of change after eight years of what he called failed policies.
"Change happens because the American people demand it -- because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time," he said.
He brushed aside critiques from his Republican opponent, accusing him of being out of touch.
"It's not because John McCain doesn't care. it's because John McCain doesn't get it," he said of economic problems facing the country.Point by point, he addressed McCain's policies on the Iraq war, the economy, offshore drilling and health care, accusing him of pursuing the same policies as the Bush administration.
Earlier in the evening former president Al Gore and Gov. Bill Richardson gave power speeches
blasting John McCain's support of Bush failed policies.
Vice President to be Joe Biden gave a surprise visit also blasting John McCain's policy.
There were performances by Sheryl Crow and Stevie Wonder who sang sign seal delivered.
Wed Former President Bill Clinton indorsed Obama and said he is ready to lead the country.
(CORNER TALK REPORT)