Barack Obama claims Democratic nomination

June 4, 2008

rtx6hxx.jpgST. PAUL, Minn. – Democrat Barack Obama declared victory  Tuesday in the hard-fought race for the Democratic nomination and said the country faced a defining moment in the November presidential election against Republican John McCain.

“America, this is our moment. This is our time.  Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past. Our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face. Our time to offer a new direction for the country we love,” Obama told a crowd of 32,000 people at a St. Paul hockey arena.

    Obama, an Illinois senator who would be the first black U.S. president, gained enough delegates to win the bruising battle for the Democratic nomination against New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who sought to be the first woman U.S. president.

“Tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another — a journey that will bring a new and better day to America,” said Obama, who was joined on stage by his wife Michelle, with whom he shared a celebratory fist-bump.

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Photo credit: Reuters/Eric Miller (Obama at St. Paul rally where he claimed the Democratic presidential nomination)


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o happy day.obama does not need hillary to win.all he needs is to keep on being himself,god will see him through,no racist,no bigots, no haters can stop gods will.

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“… Obama, who was joined on stage by his wife Michelle, with whom he shared a celebratory fist-bump.”—Reuters

Celebrity fist bump!? LMAO!!! It’s called D.A.P. (Dignity and Pride). It’s been in the African american culture for centuries but everyone does it (obviouisly not, lol). I’m just amused because I thought Everyone knew what this was.
Eh man, Gimme some dap.

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congrats cousin!are you (Obama)gon’ loosened these savely & colony chains tightened on our feefs and arms to ol Africans for years?that’s what i expect.

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