BREAKING NEWS! Obama Clinches Nomination!

@anniepa (26850)
United States
June 3, 2008 8:08pm CST
It was just now announced n MSNBC that NBC has now declared Barack Obama to be the presumptive Democratic nominee for the office of President of the United States. History was going to be made no matter which candidate won this prize, but now it's official and I think it's, in Keith Olbermann's words this very instant, "An extraordinary moment". Any thoughts? Personally, no matter who anyone is planning on voting for in November, I think it's fantastic that young girls today and young African Americans as well as girls and boys of any race other than white can truly believe they can strive for anything they want to be. I've already said here on myLot more than once that my grandkids, aged 11 and 13, don't find anything at all unusual about a woman and a black man being the front-runners for President. I think that's a beautiful and wonderful thing - and a very long time coming! Annie
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
4 Jun 08
This is indeed a proud time for the African American culture. We are a long way from home. But for the first time, America feels like home to me. I feel welcomed. Quite a few of my loved ones who have passed on, could never have imagined a time like this. I am simple thrilled to the bone.
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@anniepa (26850)
• United States
5 Jun 08
You know what, Rozie? I'm white and I still got goosebumps and teared up a bit when he officially went over the top of the delegate count. This truly is a proud time and I'm only sorry it took so many years for this to happen and that people like your loved ones who have passed on didn't get to experience it. I honestly hope everyone shares in this feeling no matter what their political affiliation is or who they may ultimately vote for in November. Annie
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
6 Jun 08
I am glad we are here to share such a proud moment together.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
It is a SAD SAD SAD day for the democratic party. I am not happy at all with our choices for president. I dont trust Obama or his fake wanna be JKO wife. we will certainly get change if he becomes president and it wont be good. all of you who support him will be whining about him when it happens and I will be looking forward to the pissed off posts about how he disappointed you and his vow for change. yes we can....ok bob let's build! If Hillary is not the vice presidential candidate, he does not get my vote that is certain.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Would you rather have McCain as president? I'll vote for him no matter who is vice president, although I hope he chooses anybody but her.
@anniepa (26850)
• United States
5 Jun 08
"Would you rather have McCain as president?" NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Annie
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
4 Jun 08
This is also what I have been hearing also. He has the best chance of becoming our next president of the United States. I just hope that he does a good job for us like he says he will do. I guess only time will tell. I think it was a long time coming for either a woman or a black man to run and win the presidency also. The times have changed alot!
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@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I must commend Senator Obama on a campaign well run. And his remarkable run at history. OF course, he will never receive my vote, nor would have Hillary, nor will McCain. This is a monumental moment in our history, only to be trumped should Senator Obama win in November.
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@andraph (15)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Ditto! Dang! I lost my original response, and I am getting sleepy. :-) I was amazed to see my very young grands come home discussing politics, "Obama" and "Hillary." They are only 8, 4 and 3! Now, I knew about "I Like Ike," but I don't remember being enmeshed it it as a child... I also remember President Kennedy (I had to give a speech at 9th grade commencement on "building bridges to new frontiers" and I wasn't even the valedictorian nor salutatorian!!) I also know exactly where I was and with whom when he was assassinated. Another memorable moment. But, I digress! I congratulate Mr. Obama and pray that he is the wins the race to the White House, and goes down in history with positive memories. I think he will fare well. Much peace and prosperity!
@jerzgirl (7820)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 Jun 08
You beat me to it!!!! HALLELUYAH!!!! I am so so so glad she didn't get her way, but I can't help wondering if she doesn't have something up her sleeve. I seriously doubt she'll accept the VP position (or that he'll offer it, unless he's shamed into it). She has been a poor sport and a sore loser and there are bad feelings on both sides. I am not knocking those who like her or that she was the first truly viable woman Presidential candidate. I simply don't like her and am glad she didn't win. But, as you said, Annie - it's a very historic time for all that both a woman and a Black man could run for the nomination and both do almost equally well in this country. It's too bad that we still have those hate-filled pockets of population who would rather continue the current Bush politics than ever vote for a Black man (although, the ones I know use a much harsher word), many voting Republican for the first time in their lives. They have learned nothing over the course of our history and probably never will. I can only hope their children can grow past it.
@rckayla09 (113)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I totally agree with you Annie :) Although I truly wanted Hillary Clinton to win, I have to admit that I cried tears of such joy last night when it was announced that Barack Obama had won as the Democratic nonimee! The reason? Because things in America are beginning to "change for the better" and I couldn't be happier, yay!!!! I grew up during the civil rights movement and lost my best friend (she was black) because others did not approve of our friendship back in 1967. So Obama winning is definitely historic for all African-Americans and those who fought so hard for them during those times! I can't even imagine how historical it would be IF Obama picked Hillary as his vice-president...wow would that be great! Women did not have the 'right' to vote until 1920 and were also once considered 'property' just as the African-Americans were to our country's founding fathers, so for Barack and Hillary to be President and Vice-President in January 2009 would be wonderful indeed :) I am sooo proud that Obama won. Now he's just got to get tougher to deal with John McCain during the general election... McCain is the only obstacle standing in Obama and Hillary's way to the White House.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Hi, anniepa. That is a beautiful and wonderful thing about your grandkids. Progress! I am not exactly sure how I feel about the outcome at the moment. This has been such a long and involved process, with the media talking about more people getting out to vote than ever, etc. etc. Yet it was the delegates who's decision mattered. I worry that the process will be too discouraging for most people.
@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Annie, I have to point out to you at this time that you are forgetting who you are talking about when you say Hillary Clinton. Hillary is in no way through with her aspirations to be president and furthermore, every television network in the world can proclaim Obama as the presumptive nominee but he will not be the nominee until the vote is cast in August and as I have pointed out in a reply to another post; that is a very long time for the Clinton "machine" to be twisting arms and calling in markers! Don't you believe for a minute that she has given up or you will be blindsided in August!
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
4 Jun 08
That sounds good to me! I want to see Obama win this election.