It’s (mostly) official. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, based on the number of convention delegates who are either pledged to him or are super-delegates that say they’ll vote for him. Partisanship and politics aside, this is a fantastic day for America, having the first black candidate for the White House.
I believe this isn’t so much a step on the journey as it is an indication — proof, if you will — that those steps have already been taken. I’m proud of our country, and frankly I’d have been just as proud had Hillary Clinton been the first woman to lead a major party ticket. That she was a viable candidate the entire way through the primary season also speaks to our progress on that journey.
(And now, let the games begin. >grin<)
[tags]US presidential campaign,Barack Obama,Hillary Clinton[/tags]
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