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Barack Obama Clinches Nomination

Barack Obama Clinches Nomination Ahead of Final Results

Barack Obama has reached the magic number, and clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press delegate count.

The count is based on private and public delegate commitments. According to the AP, Obama has effectively claimed the nomination with 2,118 delegates, even if he loses the South Dakota and Montana primaries today.

Showing political savvy, Obama's campaign has secured enough public and private commitments from elected and superdelegates, on the last day of the primary season.

Superdelegate endorsements have been announced all day, thus ensuring his triumph will ride in ahead of the last two elections, instead of looking like a back-room, postponed deal made by party insiders.

Are you ready for the general election showdown? Here comes Barack Obama vs. John McCain . . .


Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
were almost there!! black man in office!! i hope people aren't losers and vote 4 mccain cuz that will piss me off!!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Yaaaay!!! For Barack. Love him! I think he'll do a much better job than any of them too. And Hillary really needs to just give up. She's the type of person that would become Vice President, and then do what she could over the 4 years to get Obama impeached so that she could become president herself. I DO NOT trust Clinton...any of them.
roor roor 9 years
yay for Barack, and i think that even if people think his policies are flawed, now with the whole Dem party behind him , he'll be able to make the most informed decisions, and i def think even with his lesser experience, it's not like the Party is goin to throw him into the lion's den- he's not going to be running the country by himself(i know i'm getting ahead of myself here)
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
Hillary is going to make her move soon. You'll see. You'll ALL see! :sing: Why the hell did my intern pick that emoticon? I have an intern now for this commenting thing I do. Found her on Craig's List. She gets college credit for picking out appropriate emoticons for my comments. I think it's great that kids get a chance to learn what it's like in the real world.
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
Well, Lola, the appocalypse just officially got a little closer today. Better buy a bunker and stock up on canned goods and dry food. How silly. After the last 8 years people actually think anybody can do worse that what we just lived through? At least he doesn't want to continue the policies that have landed in the poo storm we are currently weathering.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
Yeah, Lola, after eight years of an illiterate alcoholic, I'd say we'll probably be okay with an educated man with an actual plan.
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
runlolarun, are you a comedian? You should try out for snl...
runlolarun runlolarun 9 years
America is doomed if we have Obama as in end of the world...
stephley stephley 9 years
I think Hillary would be smartest to stay in the Senate - build her own reputation, separate from Bill, separate from Obama. A cabinet position, unless it's Defense or State, is too invisible - and Health would I think, seem too girly.
janneth janneth 9 years
oh my goodness, a purple dress? Michelle!
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
How stupid was it of McCain to give his speech so he can get preempted by Obama's win tonight? If this is how McCain is gonna run his campaign this is gonna be easy peasy!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I do think that her staying in the Senate would be a GREAT spot for her...but I worry that her supporters won't see it as a good thing. They might think that she just got stiffed. I do agree with everything that you said, though. The President needs leaders in the Senate to help enact his goals...unless your Bush, then you just bypass that whole pesky Congress thing. ;) She could be a great leader in the senate.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
I agree Jillness, but if she gets a cabinet position he's going to have to give her enough reins to give it clout and note worthiness. If she stay's in the Senate at least she can still write and present bills, sit as chairperson on a committee and more importantly be in a position to provide criticism and establish a new plat form for another run.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I could see Hillary as a Secretary of Health and Human Services. I think she could be great in a number of positions. The VP spot is kind of a weak position, except during the campaign season, IMO. Or if they are going to create a poverty oriented Edwards position, she might be a good team member with him!
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
I think Sen. Clinton would be a better service as majority/minority leader of the Senate. Sen. Obama is going to need an older military seasoned male as V.P. to give people piece of mind on his security stance.
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
@ hypno: the person that wrote that list needs to either 1. get a job, 2. get a life, or 3. stop being afraid of black people. Bet he's from Slap-a-billy, Arkansas, where the population is 30, and there are no minorities in town. I wonder if he just got the internet..especially if you said they posted it on craigslist (such the wrong site for that). What a loser! But yes, I hope all Clinton supporters stick with team blue...even if she doesn't make VP, she might get a spot in his cabinet (which I think would actually be a better position for her, since she can be the objective eye for him). VP is someone who can compliment him without being too much of an opposite.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I haven't read all the posts yet, so please bear with me. Do you all, particularly the dems, think that Obama would really offer her the VP position? And do you really think she would accept it? From pretty early on, I never thought that would be what it would come to. They've had so much bad blood between them, that I never saw either of them asking the other to be VP. Nor did I see either of them accepting the offer if it was given.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
Hypno, the sugar rebel. It has a ring to it. I'm sort of leaning towards hoping he offers Clinton the VP spot, and she accepts. I'd previously wanted Richardson for the VP spot (because I was originally a Richardson gal, before he dropped out of the race), but more and more I'm seeing how the Obama/Clinton spot is a good idea.
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
aye, hypno, you are correct... hope vs. hype.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Look each candidate is flawed and to suggest that one is flawed substantially more or less than the other is simply pointless in my opinion. I'm not convinced that our future will be best served by experience alone. This election will be about vision & change vs. contentment & status quo --
yesteryear yesteryear 9 years
someone will, dave - i'm sure of it. id rather hear about how great these two candidates are though, it's a lot more fun to vote for someone than to vote against their opponent.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I am betting a list at least as long can be made for McCain. I can't make it because I'm not as smart as you, but I'm sure someone can.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
You're sweet UD. :makeup:
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Yeah yesteryear I agree.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 9 years
Yes, UnDave I thought that post would be a feast for your eyes. harmonyfrance your darn tootin I'm not shaby. I'm fabulous. LOL!
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