After a stop in Iowa, the Oprah-Obama express rolled into South Carolina, with an audience of more than 30,000 people turning out to see talk show magnate Oprah Winfrey stump for her presidential candidate of choice.
"I'm sick of politics as usual," Oprah said. "We need Barack Obama."
In a 17-minute speech to the massive crowd at the University of South Carolina, Winfrey blasted critics who say Barack Obama doesn't have enough experience.
"There are those who say it's not his time, that he should wait his turn," she said. "Think about where you'd be in your life if you'd waited when people told you to."
Referring to the Palmetto State's Democratic primary, Oprah said, "South Carolina â€" January 26 is your moment." Here's a clip of Oprah on the campaign trail ...
Following this address, Oprah Winfrey capped off her three-state, celebrity Barack Obama campaign tour Sunday night at a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire.
"I'm beginning to like this," she said. "I'm beginning to like this because I can feel that you are ready for change."
In the Democratic race, Barack Obama is running a solid second to Hillary Rodham Clinton in most polls, though he has gained momentum in recent weeks, bolstered by strong debate performances and aggressive campaigning.
Having Jessica Biel in your corner can't hurt, either.
On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee recently picked up the endorsement ofÂ none other than Chuck Norris. Vote against him at your own risk ...