With the rock star quality that he's known for, Presidential candidate Barrack Obama took to the stage in Charlottesville.
"You've got good reason to want to be engaged and involved in this campaign. Because a lot is at stake and we've seen the enormous damage done over the last seven years," says Barrack.
He is the second Democratic candidate to visit the area in the last few months, which shows the Commonwealth is becoming an area of interest to Presidential contenders.
Barrack says, "Part of the reason you're here tonight is, let's face it, you are sick and tired of George W. Bush."
Nikhil Nevrekar is a sophomore at the University of Virginia, and is one of many college students who attended the rally. He says he's very excited about voting in his first election.
"It will be great to have a new young, invigorating face in politics," says Nevrekar.
He also says candidates like Barrack make the 2008 election worth voting in.
"With the candidates, we see this could be a change in direction. A minority getting into office is going to be such a historical part of American history," says Nevrekar.
Barrack says, "It's still possible for us to rally together as Americans, to rally around a common purpose, to rally around a common destiny and it is because I believe in that common purpose and that common destiny that I am running for the presidency of the United States of America."