Speaking in Iowa, where this whole primary season began, Obama said:
In spite of all the doubt and disappointment — or perhaps because of it — you came out on a cold winter's night in numbers that this country has never seen, and you stood for change. And because you did, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood up. And then a few million stood up. And tonight, in the fullness of spring, with the help of those who stood up from Portland to Louisville, we have returned to Iowa with a majority of delegates elected by the American people, and you have put us within reach of the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
On a side note, the long Democratic race has meant one other bonus: Oregon matters! My home state, the vote-by-mail only, late-in-the-primary game Beaver State has finally made more than a faint ripple in the pre-game show. I'm just delighted. Where do the Democrats go from here?