09/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Barack Obama's Backstage Message to the Country [Video]

Last night the DSCC's Road to Victory series caught Barack Obama backstage just before he made his dramatic surprise appearance at the convention. Obama talks about how important it is to elect enough Democratic Senators to pass his agenda in 2009 (and note him whispering to the camera while you can hear Senator Biden giving his acceptance speech to the convention hall).

The convention has focused this week on electing Obama president, and rightly so -- it is the first priority this year and the most important thing we can do to change the direction of the country. But unless Democrats have a bigger majority then the narrow two seats they hold today, Obama's plans will run into the same obstructionism from Senate Republicans that has thwarted much of the Democratic plans the last two years.

For more of the DSCC's road to victory series, click here.

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