Barack Obama First Black Presidential Nominee

June 4, 2008

Historic Day

Republican Rival John McCain: “Formidable” Opponent

Democratic nominee Barack Obama

History was made today in America as Democratic candidate Barack Obama clinched the nomination meeting the required number of delegates, 2,118. He is the first black person in the history of the United States of America to become a presidential nominee.

Hillary Clinton

His rival, Hillary Clinton, is being graceless in not conceding when the people have so clearly spoken and is marring what is a historic day. You don’t deserve a slot on that ticket.

Republican nominee John McCain

Republican nominee “John McCain” declared the general election has begun today and referred to Obama as “formidable.” McCain made history as well being the first P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) to become a presidential nominee. This promises to be an eventful race.

Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Last Primaries and Superdelegates Push Obama to Victory

June 3, 2008 – Based on preliminary exit polls and our reporting, ABC News projects Sen. Barack Obama will have enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination after the final primary votes are counted tonight.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has reached the 2,118 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination — becoming the first African American major party presidential candidate in U.S history.

Obama, D-Ill., has the 2,118 needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president, according to the ABC News scorecard, and is expected to win an additional number of delegates in today’s final primary contests in South Dakota and Montana and further superdelegate endorsements Tuesday.

Making history by becoming the nation’s first African-American major party presidential nominee

http://www.abcnews.go.com

Obama Becomes First Black Democratic Presidential Nominee

The Third African American Senator Since Reconstruction Makes History

June 3, 2008 – After a bruising battle, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has won enough delegates to clinch the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, ABC News projects based on exit polls and reporting.

Obama, D-Ill., becomes the first African-American major party presidential candidate in the nation’s history.

http://abcnews.go.com

McCain Calls Obama His Opponent, Praises Clinton (Update1)

June 3 (Bloomberg) — Republican John McCain acknowledged Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee tonight in a speech peppered with praise for Senator Hillary Clinton and laden with criticism for President George W. Bush.

McCain said Obama will be a “formidable” opponent and that the November vote will be “a change election.”

“No matter who wins this election the direction of this country is going to change dramatically” he said in a speech in Kenner, Louisiana, outside of New Orleans. “But, the choice is between the right change and the wrong change; between going forward and going backward.”

http://www.bloomberg.com

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