Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Barack Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Senator Obama clinched the Democratic Nomination tonight, making history as the first African American to clinch their parties nomination. It speaks volumes on how you can achieve anything if you believe you can.
Super delegates one after another lined up behind Senator Obama as the drama unfolded in the last of the primaries today, putting the Illinois Senator over the required number of delegates to grab the nomination from Senator Clinton. It was a long, hard contested primary season between Senator Obama of Illinois and Senator Clinton of New York. Today it was clear that Obama was the undisputed nominee, and now it is time for the Democratic party to pull together and take on John McCain for the office of the Presidency. Senator Obama was gracious to Hillary Clinton tonight in his victory speech in St. Paul Minnesota, saying that "our party and our country is better off because of her , and I am a better candidate for having had the honor to compete with Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
Senator Clinton left the door open today saying she would consider being Obama's running mate if he asked her. This would be a tremendous ticket, a "dream ticket" if you will. I am excited about the prospect of having a Black President and a Woman Vice President at the same time. That is the dream that Dr. King, John F. Kennedy and millions of Americans have believed that all Men and Women are created equal, and should have the right to succeed to the highest office in the land despite race or gender.
No matter what party you belong to, Democrat, Republican or Independent, please let your voice be heard this November. This is the most important election of our lifetime, so get out and support your candidate and vote to make a change from the 7 plus years of the pillaging of our economy and country, and other countries around the world. We can choose a leader that will restore the economy, that can end the war, and finally bring pride back to America.

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