DETROIT - The line wrapped around the building to see former President Barack Obama - some waiting for four hours to get inside at Cass Tech High School Friday.
But it was worth the wait for so many when Obama took the stage at the rally for Michigan Democrats in the run up to Election Day on Nov. 6.
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With the help of the Cass Tech High School marching band, the former president got a warm welcome.
"What's up Detroit!" he said
Obama in Detroit to get voters to the polls.
"The consequences of sitting on the sidelines in this election are dangerous and profound," Obama said.
He called this election the most important of our lifetimes.
"What is at stake in this election is whether we are going to get politics, and a government and a public life that is decent, honest and lawful and tries to do the right thing for people and is worthy of this country that we love," Obama said. "That is a set of values that transcends party."
"Anyone miss the days when we had a president we could be proud of," said Gretchen Whitmer.
Whitmer, the gubernatorial hopeful, took shots at the Republicans and her opponent Bill Schuette.
The crowd of many Detroiters got loud for Whitmer's running mate - Detroit native Garlin Gilchrist.
"Elections are not about the past they are about how we move forward," said Gilchrist, the Lt. governor candidate.
Former U-S Attorney General Eric Holder in Detroit asking voters to say yes to Proposal 2 - which deals with voting districts known as gerrymandering.
"I've been all around this place and you've got it bad in Michigan," Holder said. "There's something you've got to do about it."
The invigorated crowd maybe more ready than ever to cast their votes. Obama's messages resonating with these Michiganders.
Election day is less than two weeks away - and that means more political figures will be campaigning in Michigan. Sources saying Vice President Mike Pence will rally in Oakland County next week for the Republican side of the ticket.