Obama: ‘Don’t Underestimate Our Ability to Screw it Up’

By Jaketapper

Oct 17, 2008 12:13am

NEW YORK, N.Y. — At 11:25 pm ET this evening, at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., thanked Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, John Legend and India Arie for participating in a fundraising concert benefiting the Obama Victory Fund.

"What a magical evening," Obama said, "which I will not spoil with a long speech."

After speaking for a bit to the crowd about issues, Obama urged his supporters to get to work for his election.

"Don’t underestimate the capacity of Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory," Obama said. "Don’t underestimate our ability to screw it up."

"I want everybody running scared. Over the next 18 days, other than your family and your job, I want you to make a decision that there is nothing more important than bringing about this change that we need."

- jpt

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