Obama Rally in L.A Attracts Thousands

This seems to be becoming a bit of a pattern - over seven thousand people turned up to hear Barack Obama speak yesterday at a rally in Los Angeles.

Obama spoke about the key issues that he has focused on in previous speeches - education, health care and the Iraq war. But he also touched on the sense that African American communities had been left behind by the Bush Administration.

He will be heading to Des Moines, Iowa this afternoon for a Town Hall Meeting.

Other Democratic candidates will today be in Carson City, Nevada for a forum. Obama has said that he had a prior commitment to be in Iowa, but will be returning to Nevada to campaign again.