Election 2008: Barack Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination For Presidency

Eric Miller / Reuters

The historic battle for the Democratic primary presidential election came to an end last night with Senator Barack Obama amassing the necessary 2,118 delegates needed to become to presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. This democratic primary broke many records with regards to the number of voters who participated, the amount of money raised and spent and the length of the fight. Obama celebrated by addressing a jubilant crowd of 17,000 supporters in the same Minnesota stadium that will host the Republican Convention in the fall.

“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,” Senator Obama told supporters at the rally in St. Paul. “Because of you, tonight I can stand here and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States of America.”

The primary race is over and it now seems as though these two charismatic and historically significant candidates will bring their dedicated supporters together and unify the democratic party.

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton gave a heartflet concession speech last Saturday in which she congratulated former rival Barack Obama and asked her supporters to join her "in working as hard for Barack Obama as you
have for me.” She continued by saying, "Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes
are too high to dwell on what might have been,'' to the crowd of more than 1,000 gathered at the
National Building Museum in Washington DC.

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