09/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

San Francisco: Obama Supporters Rally Outside; Donors Open Checkbooks Inside

While Obama was inside the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco raising millions of dollars from deep-pocketed Democrats, OffTheBus community member and reporter Edwin Rutsch was outside taking in the wind-blown fired-up crowd.

"We're out here to make sure California casts more votes for Barack Obama than any other presidential candidate in history, and you can tell from the enthusiasm in the crowd here that that's exactly what we're going to do."