Latest: Barack Obama has just been projected to win in the last primary of the election, Montana. Earlier tonight in a bitter victory, Hillary Clinton won the biggest share of South Dakota's 15 pledged delegates. Taking the biggest prize of all, CNN projected that Obama is the Democratic nominee.
Barack Obama has secured enough delegates to earn the Democratic nomination. He confirms what was thought earlier — that he had already secured the magic number to win the Democratic nomination earlier in the day, amid conflicting stories of Hillary Clinton conceding.
Hillary spoke to her supporters in New York tonight, stopping short of actually withdrawing from the race in the speech, instead asking people to write in and share their thoughts.
Many are now calling for a so-called unity ticket, slotting Hillary in to the VP position, as the best way to unite the embattled party after the long primary season.
John McCain jumped in on the action, delivering a major address tonight in which he praised Clinton and dogged Obama. McCain said,
Senator Clinton has earned great respect for her tenacity and courage. The media often overlooked how compassionately she spoke to the concerns and dreams of millions of Americans, and she deserves a lot more appreciation than she sometimes received. As the father of three daughters, I owe her a debt for inspiring millions of women to believe there is no opportunity in this great country beyond their reach. I am proud to call her my friend.
Does the nomination of Obama feel like an historic moment?