Politics & Government

Obama plays to a packed crowd in Charlotte

Speaking to what he called a "rowdy" crowd in Charlotte on Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged to end the war in Iraq and fight special interests, even as he acknowledged that "we're not going to be able to solve all these problems quickly."

Obama's appearance at Grady Cole Center followed a speech Wednesday morning in Fayetteville marking the fifth anniversary of the war.

The visits, his first in months to North Carolina, came seven weeks before the state's May 6 primary.

Read the story at Charlotte.com.