Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Obama gets the ticket

Congratulations our own Barack Obama! Congratulations for making history as the first Black African American to be nominated as a Presidential Candidate in the USA! Congratulations!

(CNN) --
U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first African-American to head the ticket of a major U.S. political party.

Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday became the first African American to head the ticket of a major political party.

In what he called a "defining moment for our nation," Obama Tuesday passed the necessary 2,118 threshold of delegates and superdelegates who decide on the party's nomination for the White House race, CNN projected.

His victory came after he beat rival Hillary Clinton -- herself seeking to become the first female nominee -- in the final two primary contests that have brought nearly 35 million of their supporters to the polls."Tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another -- a journey that will bring a new and better day to America," Obama told a frenzied rally crowd at St. Paul, Minnesota.

"Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States."

Obama and Clinton ended the round of Democratic primaries by splitting the final two states: Montana and South Dakota. Despite his loss in South Dakota, Obama nevertheless gained the necessary delegates an hour before the Montana polls closed.

Speaking in New York, Clinton congratulated Obama for his campaign, but she did not concede the race nor discuss the possibility of running as vice president -- despite reports earlier in the day that she would quit and join the Obama ticket.

1 comment:

gino said...

congratulations Obama,we shall see in White House when u eventually become the US PRESIDENT.IM BLACK AND PROUD

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