Obama Secures Democratic Nomination

This night belongs to Barack Obama. With the votes in from the final two contests, the 46 year old Illinois senator has secured the Democratic nomination. Hillary Clinton pulled out a win in South Dakota, but Obama's expected to take Montana and with super delegate pledges mounting by the hour, the marathon primary season is now over. It's an historic finish to a grueling race. The first black candidate ever to lead a major U.S. party in a run for the White House. The woman who came so close to making history is celebrating her hard fought campaign in her home state. Clinton did not formally drop out, but she acknowledged the writing on the wall.
"Tonight I want to take a moment to recognize him and his supporters for all they have accomplished," Clinton said.
Party leaders want this primary battle behind them so Democrats can unify against the GOP.
Obama’s choice for Tuesday night's celebration? The same spot where John McCain will accept the Republican nomination in September. Whether the Democrats will get behind Obama hinges in part on Clinton’s next move. She told congressional colleagues she would be open to taking the number two spot on the ticket. While Obama knows he must woo the millions of voters who cast ballots for Clinton, he’s refused to talk about a VP pick until his nomination was a done deal.

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  • by Taylor on Jun 5, 2008 at 03:08 PM
    Ok ZUKE, read it again because you missed the point. I've heard MANY black people SAY "Im voting for Obama cuz Im gonna support the BLACK man". As my firt comment said, I HEAR people say it. THATS what I think is ridiculous. I didnt say that WHO they were voting for is ridicuous, I said they were voting for him for the wrong reason.
  • by Michael Location: Tally on Jun 5, 2008 at 02:19 PM
    Let's see, someone with more than 25 years of political experience, or some one with 2...hmmm. Please people; don't get tangled in the puppet strings. He's intelligent and well spoken, I give you that, but what has he done for anyone besides himself? Vote responsibly!
  • by Armedcitizen Location: Perry on Jun 5, 2008 at 02:11 PM
    You have asked for it and now you will get it. The problem will be , we all have to live through it with you. Riots if he wins, riots if he loses the list goes on and on. As a former military member I am glad that I dont not have to serve under this possible president. I will vote republican. I have no problem with his skin color. I have a problem with the color of his character. You are judged by your actions and the company that you keep. As for His wife, If she is not proud of America, well get the hell out! In this life you get what you deserve. This country is going to the pit in a hand basket and electing this IDIOT would prove it.
  • by ZUKE on Jun 5, 2008 at 02:02 PM
    Taylor you a ridiculious African Americans voted for Bill Clinton was that ridiculous too?
  • by Taylor on Jun 5, 2008 at 12:57 PM
    This whole election is ridiculous. Black people will vote for Obama because they want to support the black person. It is the truth because I hear people talk about it.
  • by Linda Location: Tallahassee on Jun 5, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    Well, this is one democrat that will be voting for Republican candidate john McCain...I can't see a president that cannot even salute our flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance...and who's "good friend" wishes more had died with the 9/11 disaster and who's minister preaches the worst kind of hate for "whitey". For God's sake and the sake of our country, you democrats need to forget voting democrat and vote Republican this time. We are heading for a DEPRESSION and need a president with common sense and a love for our country!
  • by April Location: Valdosta on Jun 5, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    VOTE FOR JOHN McCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Bob Location: Perry on Jun 4, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    My first vote for a republican.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    we would be just as well off with charles manson!
  • by Write in anyone! Location: Tallahassee on Jun 4, 2008 at 11:13 AM
    Any write-in candidate would be better that the nominees! Holy fiasco Batman, I am writing in Batman and Robin.
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