Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Barack Obama is declaring himself the Democratic presidential nominee in a long-time-coming victory speech while reaching out to defeated rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

In remarks prepared for delivery Tuesday night, Obama said Clinton is "a leader who inspires millions of Americans." He says although they have had their differences during the 17-month campaign, he has seen up close just how hard she works to improve the lives of regular people.

Obama's speech comes on the night of the final Democratic primaries in South Dakota and Montana, and after he secured enough delegates to win the nomination.


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  • by Bill on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:36 AM
    When LBJ put in the war on poverity, it did away with choice for democrats.All they can do now is vote for a free ck in the mail.They could care less about what happens to our country as long as the free dope and money flows.now we are faced with ruin,and a loss of our basic freedoms.Bought and paid for by, Socialist Commie Democrats.
  • by COMSB Location: PERRY on Jun 6, 2008 at 09:36 PM
    MY GOD PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU DONT YOU READ THE BIBLE WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO HAPPEND JESUS HIMSELF TO COME AND SLAP U IN THE FACE, YES WE MAY BE REDNECKS BUT THIS REDNECK KNOWS WHAT HER MAKER SAYS AND SHE KNOWS THAT IT IS NOT LONG UNTIL EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY MAN AND WOMAN SHALL RUN FOR COVER WITH THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION THE END IS CLOSER THAN EVER GOD HELP AND SAVE US THAT BELIEVE IN HIM..... I FEEL SORRY FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT GOD IS A URBAN LEDGEN U WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND WHEN THE END COMES AND U WILL CHANGE YOUR LITTLE TUNE TO SINGING HIS PRAISES INSTEAD OF RUNNING OFF AT THE MOUTH.... WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS GO TO YOUR NEAREST WAL-MART OR K-MART HECK U CAN EVEN GO TO THE DOLLER STORE AND BUY A BIBLE AND U NEED TO OPEN IT AND READ IT REALLY READ IT AND DONT JUST SKEEM IT READ IT AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, I WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF U THAT R MAKING THESE MISTAKES
  • by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    And who was the President that allowed Hamas to be voted into power??? Here's a Hint: W.
  • by Roger Location: Central Kentucky on Jun 6, 2008 at 08:07 AM
    How many of you noticed a couple of weeks ago that a leader of Hamas endorsed Obama. What does this tell you? Of course the folks that like rock stars may not even know what Hams is.
  • by ben Location: lex on Jun 6, 2008 at 05:36 AM
    If only the boards here at WKYT were reflective of the national opinion... you conservatives would be in hog heaven. Only they aren't, KY and WV are in a political and social time warp. There's a reason KY is on the bottem of so many economical and social latters. But it's all good, baby. The last thing Obama needs to win the general election is convince rural Kentuckians to vote for him. He know you guy wouldn't vote for him if he hung out at the tractor pull and handed out Toby Keith CD's.
  • by RS Location: Lexington on Jun 5, 2008 at 09:27 PM
    All these things you rednecks are holding against Obama are all urban legends. None of them are true.
  • by Matt Location: Lexington on Jun 5, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    To Roger IN CKY. Have no worries, this liberal has NO chance of winning. This is the biggest gift for Republicans ever. Set back Roger, all of nobama's truths are about to hit the fan. The youth cannot carry this radical senator, he is a sitting duck. McCain is a sure win in November. Trust me on this one.
  • by Sandy Location: Lewis Count on Jun 5, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    I know Obama rimes with Osama but big deal people, he is an American, he can be just as good of a president as the (edited) redneck we have now. I really wish that people would grow up and stop thinking that he is a Muslim just because his name rimes with Osama. It's rediculous and childish, us as Americans need to once and for all stop segregating African Americans. We are all fighting the same war people, get a grip if we separate again how is our wonderful nation with the 4 dollar a gallon gas prices and pathetic economy going to be. Stick together Americans and maybe we can get our nation back.
  • by Dean Location: Floyd county on Jun 5, 2008 at 06:30 PM
    Vote Obama or Clinton; that was the toughest decision I have ever made. I really wanted to vote for none of the above. I wish just for once the Democratic National Committee would give us a viable candidate to vote for. I really don't want to vote Republican in the fall, because this country does not need four more years of a a Bush puppet. If I were a betting man, I would give odds that whichever candidate wins in the fall will be a one term President, and for that I am thankful. Next time, DNC try and get it right so I can be proud to be a Democrat. And what's with the super delegate stuff. I've thought that our elected officials were supposed to represent the voters.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    I'm so sick of this hand over the heart thing. So he didn't put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. Who cares? How is that in any way indicative of who he is as a person? Do you cover your heart every single time the National Anthem is played? I certainly don't. I work in a school where students talk through the National Anthem and don't stand up for the pledge. No one calls them unpatriotic. Jess, do you have direct knowledge of what Obama plans to do if he becomes president? How could you possibly know that he is going to "trian others to see his way"? I'm not even sure what that's supposed to mean, but I do feel pretty sure that you don't have inside knowledge of what Obama plans to do. Should he be elected. 6 months from now. And who is he, Jess? A father? A husband? A senator? A black man? Which one of those exactly bothers you?

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