WASHINGTON (CNN) - Illinois Sen. Barack Obama stopped by a debate watch party at Murphy's Tap Room in Manchester, New Hampshire to personally thank local supporters for their help.
"Rain, shine, it doesn't matter, you have been working on our behalf," Obama said. "And I say our behalf and not my behalf because this campaign belongs to you. The only reason I'm here is to shake your hands, let you know I am thrilled with all the work you guys have done."
As Obama entered the room, supporters chanted, "Obama, '08, we are part of something great." Obama joked with the crowd, saying that he knew they were only pretending to watch the debate and that he was sorry to interrupt the Yankees versus Red Sox game.
- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich