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In the breaking news of the day, Barack Obama has officially clenched the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. He has made history as the first black American to ever get the official Presidential nom. Around 11:30a est today, the AP broke a story saying that Senator Hillary Clinton announced that she will officially concede to Senator and Presidential hopeful Barack Obama tonight in the run for the Democratic nomination--once he reaches the proper number of delegates he needs to officially get the nod. This would come after several months of campaigning for the nod when mathematically it was virtually impossible for her to win, she is officially conceding. But a few minutes after the story broke, her campaign manager put out word that the story was indeed false and her camp has never said the such. Either way, as of 2:30 est today, the AP has an updated report that the Democratic party has officially given Barack Obama the nomination after their tallying of delegates. It's now a race for the White House between 46 year old Obama, 71 year old John McCain and candidates of other parties. Props to Hillary for persevering and going further than any other woman ever has in a Presidential election. Definitely something for young women everywhere to aspire to. Despite your party affiliation or your pick to win...register to vote, learn the issues, and vote accordingly. Let the excitement continue...
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Okay, now that all the

Okay, now that all the excitement has died down somewhat, let's be serious. First, let me start by saying that this event - a Black man being nominated to a major party in the race for the American presidency - is and interesting historical footnote, and little else. I hate to say it, but we need to face the facts here. It seems that once again, we've lost our perspective on our near 500-year history with this country and the political dynamic which we face daily. Have we forgotten how this political system has treated us as a football, regardless of whether we've voted Democrat or Republican? Can we honestly say that a Black man in the Oval Office would improve our condition in this country, long or short-term? Black people have constantly and mistakenly looked to the leadership of this country to make things better when the ugly truth is that the people who originally brought us here in chains now have descendants in control of a political/socio/economic system that continues to siphon much of its power from Black/African-American exploitation. If Senator Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, wonderful; good for him. The problems and issues facing Black people in this country will remain exactly that: OUR PROBLEMS. A Black man in the Oval Office is just that. The political/socio/economic system of the United States of America, born out of institutional racism and dependent on said institution for its existence, will not undergo some mystical metamorphosis simply because of the emergence of a Black President. A wise man once said, "a chicken can't produce a duck egg". The African-American must realize once and for all, that ONLY BLACK PEOPLE AND BLACK PEOPLE ALONE CAN SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS; NO ONE ELSE WILL. It will not be solved through America's political or economic process; a process which in many ways, has contributed to our current condition throughout our time here. We must face the fact that we are alone in this struggle, which contrary to popular belief, STILL EXISTS. No one will magically come to our aid. Our experience and our very humanity have been marginalized in this country and always has. Only we can help ourselves...
Wayman's picture

Thanks Lola and Charlotte for

Thanks Lola and Charlotte for you opinion. Colin Powell was just a thought. :p
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Congrats to O, can't wait for

Congrats to O, can't wait for election day
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[quote comment="106743"][quote comment="106723"][quote comment="106711"]okay and they said yesterday clinton said she'd be open to be the vp if it "helped" the democrats. we don't want or need her on our ticket tho. IF this is true, now her and her whack supports will not support Barack if he doesn't let her on HIS ticket and we'll have issues. i abhor this woman-i want to kick her in her teeth, *sigh* politics is rough on me emotionally, lol[/quote] Yes, and honestly I was thinkin about voting for her until she started all that lying, dirty politics foolishness. Like I was literally torn, between the two.... But now, she blows me! The only good I can see with her being on the ticket is a gurantee that Obama would beat father time[/quote] I was on the fence in the beginning too, but she has lost all respect from me. I hope that he (or the Dems) do not choose her for the VP. There are other electable white women politicians out there![/quote] ditto i was with her at first until I saw how dirty and deceitful she was to me she would do anything to get to the white house i was not feeling that. The fact she stay in the race so long divided the party I dont want her as VP but she needs to step up to the plate and convince her followers to vote for OBAMA I about to go get my OBAMA for your MAMA tee shirt yea !!!
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After watching Hillary speak

After watching Hillary speak last night. I have to say I'm MAD. Barak has mentioned sexism and thanked Hillary for shattering sterotypes. Hillary her "whole life" has worked for the advancement in civil rights, but when an Historical American moment happens like this and Mr. McCain and Mrs. Clinton can't even show one bit of gratitude for Mr. Obama for also shattering the glass cealing,Is unreal to me and disrespectful. Its also something I will NEVER forget. No Class!
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uummhmm OBAMA the only reason

uummhmm OBAMA the only reason he raise all that money with oprah is because he is screwing oprah come on who is going to give you all that money withouth something in return we all know oprah is lonely and obama is the new stedman hahah .........
rose's picture

Hilly should have fell back

Hilly should have fell back weeks ago but she or Bill could not bear for her to lose to a black man but now she has to fall back....I'm so glad my son and daughter can see this in their lifetime....its about time!!!!!! OBAMA '08 BABYYYYYYYYYYYY
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[quote comment="107172"][quote comment="107154"][quote comment="106806"]i am nervous for him and his saftey .Cause these KKK folks are still around and atheya re still in the government and leaders of the CIA and FBI and etc. Tehy haven't disappeared .I hope heas trustworthy secret service workers that will protect hima nd the family at all costs. Go obama !! Mccain can't get in there you guys caus ehe is going to Oldschool and re-instate the DRAFT like back inthe Vietnam War days.An that will mean more lives losted. Do't let him get in there. PLEASE VOTE if your over the age18 or 18 PLEASE VOTE this year. Don't LET BUSH them in there for no new term again.Cause THE BUSHS are going to run the white house MCcain is gonna just be the puppet for all there dirty work. Hope I don't have no typo's if I do its jsut the passion of my words speaking to fast for my fingers LOL. Love ya YBF keep up the good work and VOTE yall. If yall can vote for best new artist on BET for the RAP and R&B award and AMerican Idol get your @sses out there and VOTE inthe PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PEACE[/quote] WTF ? Education please say YES to education. SMDH at your type.[/quote] If GOD can't protect him, no one can. Barack is very aware of the danger, but he was born to do this. His wife and family is behind him 100 percent as we who support him should be. The Bible says that GOD has not given us a SPIRIT of fear, but of POWER, Love and a sound mind. And also, no weapon formed against him shall prosper, and also, he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the ALMIGHTY! He is a man of GOD and is trusting GOD to take care of him. It's going to be alright.[/quote] AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!
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[quote comment="107004"]I

[quote comment="107004"]I know I shouldn't be saying this on this site, but it is a sad day indeed when people vote solely based on race and making history. People should've been better informed. If you look at the facts, up until now the polls show that Barack doesn't have a strong chance of beating out the GOP, whereas Hillary had a very large margin in her favor. The one example I could think of is Indiana and North Carolina primaries which were held on the same day: Hillary won Indiana with 56% of the white vote. Obama, however, won NC with 91% of the black vote. Sad indeed. It should be qualifications, not race that people base their decisions on. It's too bad that it's too late for that. All of you that voted based on race better not even complain when we get four more years of the same ol', same ol'.[/quote] I hate when people marginalize my choice of candidate based on color. Give us some credit for researching the issues. I was torn between Obama, Edwards, and Clinton and I researched the issues. (How many black people do you know that voted for Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton?) So stop saying that people based their decision on race. And if we take it there, what about those who didn't vote or won't support Obama because of his race? Those polls also showed Senator Clinton to be the more favorable candidate at the beginning of the Primaries. So I would take that with a grain of salt.
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[quote comment="107004"]I

[quote comment="107004"]I know I shouldn't be saying this on this site, but it is a sad day indeed when people vote solely based on race and making history. People should've been better informed. If you look at the facts, up until now the polls show that Barack doesn't have a strong chance of beating out the GOP, whereas Hillary had a very large margin in her favor. The one example I could think of is Indiana and North Carolina primaries which were held on the same day: Hillary won Indiana with 56% of the white vote. Obama, however, won NC with 91% of the black vote. Sad indeed. It should be qualifications, not race that people base their decisions on. It's too bad that it's too late for that. All of you that voted based on race better not even complain when we get four more years of the same ol', same ol'.[/quote] What an insult to Black Americans for you to even say that. Barack for the most part had to earn the black vote. Your point has no merit anyway, because if it were true, then we have voted based on race ever since we were given the "RIGHT" to vote. Because all the candidates were white. So I guess we voted based on race then too. What a crock. No system is perfect. The only qualifications for President require that you be 35 and a natural born citizen of the United States of America. Well, let me see....er um....anyone could run then...huh? But alas, we have a candiate, who by the way, teaches Constitutional Law. That alone would qualify him. Has been a public servant all of his working life. Ran a campaign that made more money than any campaign in history, and by the way is not in debt. He didn't lie and say he was underfire in Bosnia...gee, ur um let me see...he ran a fair campaign and didn't think he was "ENTITLED" to the nomination, but earned it fair and square...and last but not least, he's not acting like a "BITCH" because things didn't go his way when they didn't. Sounds qualified to me. Now take your ignorant ass and say that shit over on Hillary's site. Have a good day.
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[quote comment="107004"]I

[quote comment="107004"]I know I shouldn't be saying this on this site, but it is a sad day indeed when people vote solely based on race and making history. People should've been better informed. If you look at the facts, up until now the polls show that Barack doesn't have a strong chance of beating out the GOP, whereas Hillary had a very large margin in her favor. The one example I could think of is Indiana and North Carolina primaries which were held on the same day: Hillary won Indiana with 56% of the white vote. Obama, however, won NC with 91% of the black vote. Sad indeed. It should be qualifications, not race that people base their decisions on. It's too bad that it's too late for that. All of you that voted based on race better not even complain when we get four more years of the same ol', same ol'.[/quote] You know ... I'm tempted to tell you STFU but I will follow the example of Obama and take the high road. You are quite presumptuous to assume that people are making their choice based "solely on race" as you put it. Racial pride does have something to do with it, obviously, but if that were the case, then blacks would have been behind Obama as strongly as we are now from the time he announced his candidacy last February. In truth and in FACT (real facts now, not the ones you're making up or fudging to suit your version of the truth) blacks did not swing behind Obama until after the Iowa caucus when they saw he was a viable candidate. Adding to the momentum was the race-baiting that the Clinton campaign immediately fell to leading up to the South Carolina primary - they managed to repulse and repel many black voters all by themselves. Moreover, I have been looking at the polls and they have consistently shown Obama with a better chance of beating the GOP in November than Hillary, who if you will remember is anathema to most Republicans. You need to check RealClear Politics to see the poll numbers - out of 5 reputable polls listed, 2 have Obama leading McCain by between 3 to 5 points. Two have it as a tie and one has McCain slightly ahead. Moreover there is a nice little list there of all the polls going back to last year and from January this year, the vast majority have Obama beating McCain. Meanwhile if you check that same list, Clinton is running much more unevenly when matched up against McCain. In about half of the polls going back to January when this season started, she loses to him. So please tell me, where are you getting your facts? Out of Hillary's ass? Out of the same convoluted...ok let's say it UNTRUTHFUL place that has her 'winning the popular vote' as long as you discount all the caucus states that voted legally and count in the two states that voted illegally? As for your example, it is sad indeed for Hillary that she could not get her constituency behind her the way Obama could get his behind him. Tough luck - guess that means he ran the better campaign. That 91% of the black vote in NC - she has largely herself to blame for that. We don't take kindly to one of our own being continually insulted and race-baited. Moreover you have the nerve to talk about "it should be qualifications" that people make their decisions on. LEt's talk about that. WHAT qualifications does Hillary Clinton have? Like Obama, she is also a junior senator. She has four more years of experience at the national level - a drop in the bucket by senatorial standards. It also diminishes when you consider that Obama has 3 more years of legislative experience than her, because he served at the state level before he served at the national level. So I am DELIGHTED that people made their decision based on qualifications because I will take someone who has 11 years of being accountable to people over someone with just 8 ANY DAY.
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I am soo proud of Obama and

I am soo proud of Obama and this just proves that you can accomplish anything, if you believe in yourself and work hard.<3 Obama'08
shenny's picture

First off I would like to

First off I would like to congratulate BARACK OBAMA; he WILL be the next president. There are no words in the English language that can describe my feelings right now!!! Then lastly, I would like to say this to Hillary. The fat lady has sung, and no she does not do encores. Your time is up bow out!!!
Ms. Africa's picture

i'm so glad i was alive to

i'm so glad i was alive to see the day an African American man receive a presidential nomination...and even happier that I exercised my right and voted. Obama '08...YES WE CAN!!!
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[quote comment="107154"][quote comment="106806"]i am nervous for him and his saftey .Cause these KKK folks are still around and atheya re still in the government and leaders of the CIA and FBI and etc. Tehy haven't disappeared .I hope heas trustworthy secret service workers that will protect hima nd the family at all costs. Go obama !! Mccain can't get in there you guys caus ehe is going to Oldschool and re-instate the DRAFT like back inthe Vietnam War days.An that will mean more lives losted. Do't let him get in there. PLEASE VOTE if your over the age18 or 18 PLEASE VOTE this year. Don't LET BUSH them in there for no new term again.Cause THE BUSHS are going to run the white house MCcain is gonna just be the puppet for all there dirty work. Hope I don't have no typo's if I do its jsut the passion of my words speaking to fast for my fingers LOL. Love ya YBF keep up the good work and VOTE yall. If yall can vote for best new artist on BET for the RAP and R&B award and AMerican Idol get your @sses out there and VOTE inthe PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PEACE[/quote] WTF ? Education please say YES to education. SMDH at your type.[/quote] If GOD can't protect him, no one can. Barack is very aware of the danger, but he was born to do this. His wife and family is behind him 100 percent as we who support him should be. The Bible says that GOD has not given us a SPIRIT of fear, but of POWER, Love and a sound mind. And also, no weapon formed against him shall prosper, and also, he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high, shall abide under the shadow of the ALMIGHTY! He is a man of GOD and is trusting GOD to take care of him. It's going to be alright.
kenfan4life's picture

BARACK! OBAMA!

BARACK! OBAMA! HISTORY!!!!!!!!!.....YES!!!!!! :)
kenfan4life's picture

Good Morning Obama-Nation:

Good Morning Obama-Nation: Like you, I am Super-Excited about what took place last night and what will surely take place in the general election as well. Senator Obama WILL BE our next president. I did, however, want to make everyone aware of what Senator Clinton is trying to do and how we, as citizens looking out for the best interest of our country, should do. Senator Clinton asked her supporters to contact her, via her website, and tell her "what they think she should do". Folks, this is a strategic ploy that her team is using to pressure Senator Obama into picking her as his running mate. She will suggest to Senator Obama, likely through the use of the media, that the only way that he will get her 18 Million supporters is to place her on his ticket as VP. In an effort to counter this manipulative ploy, I am asking the 18 Million-PLUS supporters of Senator Obama to provide their own feedback to him, as well. I, like you, do not want Senator Obama to be pressured into making a decision to get a co-President, which is what Hillary Clinton will attempt to be. Please forward this to all Obama supporters and ask them to go to www.barackobama.com and voice their opinions as well. Senator Obama should know how we feel as well and have an opportunity to counter her manipulative strategy. Many thanks in advance.
Did She Say That?!!'s picture

go Obama!

go Obama!
K-dub's picture

[quote comment="106806"]i am

[quote comment="106806"]i am nervous for him and his saftey .Cause these KKK folks are still around and atheya re still in the government and leaders of the CIA and FBI and etc. Tehy haven't disappeared .I hope heas trustworthy secret service workers that will protect hima nd the family at all costs. Go obama !! Mccain can't get in there you guys caus ehe is going to Oldschool and re-instate the DRAFT like back inthe Vietnam War days.An that will mean more lives losted. Do't let him get in there. PLEASE VOTE if your over the age18 or 18 PLEASE VOTE this year. Don't LET BUSH them in there for no new term again.Cause THE BUSHS are going to run the white house MCcain is gonna just be the puppet for all there dirty work. Hope I don't have no typo's if I do its jsut the passion of my words speaking to fast for my fingers LOL. Love ya YBF keep up the good work and VOTE yall. If yall can vote for best new artist on BET for the RAP and R&B award and AMerican Idol get your @sses out there and VOTE inthe PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PEACE[/quote] WTF ? Education please say YES to education. SMDH at your type.
Pink Wall Street's picture

IM SO PROUD TO BE BLACK...

IM SO PROUD TO BE BLACK... WHO WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT...... NOV 4 PEOPLE....................................
kiki's picture

PUMP FIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PUMP FIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BLACK POWER!'s picture

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING AMAZING TIME IN OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hell ya!!!!!!!!!!!'s picture

that's my man, and i love

that's my man, and i love him!!!!!!!! YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY!
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[quote comment="107114"]Hillary had a bit too much "I" "Me" and "My" in her speech. I don't think she could be a team player at this point. Maybe after some time for her loss to sink in but tonight she disappointed me. I thought Obama was very gracious in his speech and I commend him for recognizing all of his opponents. I know it is always easier for the winner to be gracious but I commend him on saying what he did even after knowing that Clinton would not be so kind.[/quote] So well put. Hillary is still clowning! I thought she would be a little more supportive tonight. That's OK. We will always have haters.
Chocolate Royale's picture

YEEEEAH! Yes we can!

YEEEEAH! Yes we can! Everybody register and vote in the general election! 1st black nominee...next 1st black president!
Chocolate Royale's picture

Hillary had a bit too much

Hillary had a bit too much "I" "Me" and "My" in her speech. I don't think she could be a team player at this point. Maybe after some time for her loss to sink in but tonight she disappointed me. I thought Obama was very gracious in his speech and I commend him for recognizing all of his opponents. I know it is always easier for the winner to be gracious but I commend him on saying what he did even after knowing that Clinton would not be so kind.
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[quote comment="106737"][quote comment="106731"]This goes to show that what God has for you, it is for you!![/quote] couldn't agree with you more[/quote] Amen!!
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COLLIN POWELL AS VICE

COLLIN POWELL AS VICE PRESIDENT ALONGSIDE THE MAN HIMSELF...BARACK OBAMA??!! JUST THE THOUGHT OF THAT IS BLOWING MY MIND...THAT'S LIKE JUST HELLA RANDOM AND I WOULD DEFINITELY NOT SUPPORT THAT...AND I AGREE WITH WHAT LOLA SAID...THIS COUNTRY CAN'T HANDLE TWO BLACK MEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE...SHIT, I CAN'T EVEN STAND THE THOUGHT OF THAT...ONLY BECAUSE IT'S COLLIN POWELL...LOL...NOW IF WE HAD SOMEONE LIKE MALCOLM OR MARTIN WIT BARACK...THAT WOULD BE HOT! EDWARDS DOES SAME A LITTLE TOO LAID BACK, BUT I STILL WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM ALONGSIDE MR.OBAMA! BUT COLLIN POWELL THOUGH? HELL NAW! LOL I'M DONE! =)
CHARLOTTE's picture

I am so proud of him. Our

I am so proud of him. Our ancestors must be having a ball.
Kat's picture

*sorry for the double

*sorry for the double post-Wordpress was tripping!
Lola AM's picture

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT OBAMA

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT OBAMA
sean d's picture

Thank you, Lord Jesus! :)

Thank you, Lord Jesus! :)
boredlawstudent's picture

YES!!! A great man for the

YES!!! A great man for the job. It's a great day to be black.
Bree's picture

Yesssssssssss! Congrats to

Yesssssssssss! Congrats to the brotha. We do need a change. God bless him. I am so proud
MissBama's picture

HRC should not be VP! She

HRC should not be VP! She cannot be trusted. I think she would be in the cut working to get him impeached and ousted asap so that she can take over. I think the VP needs to be someone with military experience, political clout, the long reach as in popularity with Reagan Democrats and some Republicans, and has no problem chilling in the cut. HRC doesn’t fit any of those criteria. I don’t even think Edwards can really shut the Republicans down. Don't get me wrong, I like Edwards a lot, but the VP has to be a good AND strategic move. I am thinking of Colin Powell would be a great chice. I know a lot of you may not be with it, but I don’t think Colin Powell was a sellout at all. I think he did the best that he could considering the circumstances. Think about it. He is a decorated military vet. He is well liked and well respected (STILL) by Reagan Dems and others. He has bite to him and is not going to put up with too much ish from the Republicans, and he KNOWS where the bodies are buried with the current admin, and can help to guide Obama through who can be trusted and who not to trust. Plus, he has no desire to be president. I’ve done some research and it seems that a lot of the majority are feeling that match up MORE than Obama and Hillary. All of you celebrating, skip the t-shirts and the cute quotes. What would be more meaningful would be to register all you know to vote, register to volunteer for his campaign, and most importantly, DONATE SOME MONEY!!! You don’t have to donate thousands, $10 is more than enough. I donated earlier to his campaign, and plan to donate some more. I hope you do the same. http://www.barackobama.com Obama / Powell 08 - 16 Yes We Can!!!! Also, for the record, I am black, intelligent, have a good job, and health benefits. I have been following this primary every day for what feels like forever. I have done my research on BOTH candidates and I was riding with Hillary for a minute, until she started getting ugly and showing her true colors. I think Obama has shown class and has taken the high road this entire campaign. (Now some of his supporters and volunteers may have gotten out of pocket here and there, but you can’t control everyone.) But he, personally, has not thrown Hillary under the bus in the same way that she has him. I say all of that to say that I am not voting for him because of his race. I am voting for him, because I believe in his integrity and I think that he can make a difference. I don’t agree with all of his platform, but I don’t agree wholeheartedly with any of them. I am impressed and so moved by this man. This is just AWESOME!!
TT Slick's picture

[quote comment="107004"]I

[quote comment="107004"]I know I shouldn't be saying this on this site, but it is a sad day indeed when people vote solely based on race and making history. People should've been better informed. If you look at the facts, up until now the polls show that Barack doesn't have a strong chance of beating out the GOP, whereas Hillary had a very large margin in her favor. The one example I could think of is Indiana and North Carolina primaries which were held on the same day: Hillary won Indiana with 56% of the white vote. Obama, however, won NC with 91% of the black vote. Sad indeed. It should be qualifications, not race that people base their decisions on. It's too bad that it's too late for that. All of you that voted based on race better not even complain when we get four more years of the same ol', same ol'.[/quote] Looking at the polls, Barack is beating McCain. Barack did not win the nomination with just the black vote, as we are only a very small percentage of the population. Barack is winning the votes of all races/nationalities. I happened to live in Indiana, and disagree with your references to my home state. Hillary narrowly won Indiana (by less than 12,000 votes to be exact) and Indiana is a white state. The night before our primary, Barack held a rally that was attended by over 21,000 people of all races and nationalities. I attended this event, and believe me when I tell you, blacks were outnumbered greatly. We only represented about a 1/4 of the attendees meaning he has the support of all races. Also, unless you have talked to all black voters its unfair to make generalizations.
Lola AM's picture

[quote comment="107054"]LOVIN

[quote comment="107054"]LOVIN LIFE, THE ONLI WEBSITE?! IT'S ON LIKE EVERY NEWS CHANNEL!!!! AND ALL OVER THE NET...HE'S ABOUT TO SPEAK RIGHT NOW. TURN CNN ON! :) OH AND MICHELLE'S DRESS IS NICE....I LOVE THAT COLOR! I'M REALLY ABOUT TO CRY...I GOTTA GO LISTEN TO HIM NOW THOUGH![/quote] I agree Michelle did look nice. Purple is her color!
Lola AM's picture

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[quote comment="107047"]ummmmmm this is the only website thats sayin this-last time i checked. idk if its true just yet but I do kno I am wit Team Obama![/quote] The Associated Press has been saying it for hours. CNN just recently announced it, as did Obama. Hillary is the only one not saying it :(
Lola AM's picture

LOVIN LIFE, THE ONLI

LOVIN LIFE, THE ONLI WEBSITE?! IT'S ON LIKE EVERY NEWS CHANNEL!!!! AND ALL OVER THE NET...HE'S ABOUT TO SPEAK RIGHT NOW. TURN CNN ON! :) OH AND MICHELLE'S DRESS IS NICE....I LOVE THAT COLOR! I'M REALLY ABOUT TO CRY...I GOTTA GO LISTEN TO HIM NOW THOUGH!
CHARLOTTE's picture

ummmmmm this is the only

ummmmmm this is the only website thats sayin this-last time i checked. idk if its true just yet but I do kno I am wit Team Obama!
Lovin Life's picture

Congrats to that brother, now

Congrats to that brother, now it's time for him to take command of one fucked up office/country.. everything corrupt will be his burden, everything wrong will be blamed on him.. sounds like fun.
MajorKnuckles's picture

I agree with the

I agree with the Obama/Edwards ticket! We need some real change agents to heal the spirit of the American people.
BmoreBAP's picture

[quote comment="107061"]HRC

[quote comment="107061"]HRC should not be VP! She cannot be trusted. I think she would be in the cut working to get him impeached and ousted asap so that she can take over. I think the VP needs to be someone with military experience, political clout, the long reach as in popularity with Reagan Democrats and some Republicans, and has no problem chilling in the cut. HRC doesn’t fit any of those criteria. I don’t even think Edwards can really shut the Republicans down. Don't get me wrong, I like Edwards a lot, but the VP has to be a good AND strategic move. I am thinking of Colin Powell would be a great chice. I know a lot of you may not be with it, but I don’t think Colin Powell was a sellout at all. I think he did the best that he could considering the circumstances. Think about it. He is a decorated military vet. He is well liked and well respected (STILL) by Reagan Dems and others. He has bite to him and is not going to put up with too much ish from the Republicans, and he KNOWS where the bodies are buried with the current admin, and can help to guide Obama through who can be trusted and who not to trust. Plus, he has no desire to be president. I’ve done some research and it seems that a lot of the majority are feeling that match up MORE than Obama and Hillary. All of you celebrating, skip the t-shirts and the cute quotes. What would be more meaningful would be to register all you know to vote, register to volunteer for his campaign, and most importantly, DONATE SOME MONEY!!! You don’t have to donate thousands, $10 is more than enough. I donated earlier to his campaign, and plan to donate some more. I hope you do the same. http://www.barackobama.com Obama / Powell 08 - 16 Yes We Can!!!! Also, for the record, I am black, intelligent, have a good job, and health benefits. I have been following this primary every day for what feels like forever. I have done my research on BOTH candidates and I was riding with Hillary for a minute, until she started getting ugly and showing her true colors. I think Obama has shown class and has taken the high road this entire campaign. (Now some of his supporters and volunteers may have gotten out of pocket here and there, but you can’t control everyone.) But he, personally, has not thrown Hillary under the bus in the same way that she has him. I say all of that to say that I am not voting for him because of his race. I am voting for him, because I believe in his integrity and I think that he can make a difference. I don’t agree with all of his platform, but I don’t agree wholeheartedly with any of them. I am impressed and so moved by this man. This is just AWESOME!![/quote] Co-sign at everything you said except Colin for VP. I don't know about that one. Whites do not want two black men running the country
Lola AM's picture

Congrats to Obama, for he is

Congrats to Obama, for he is a real POLITICIAN. It's too bad he isn't for real change. That is really depressing
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I'm excited yet worried about

I'm excited yet worried about his safety...really
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I know I shouldn't be saying

I know I shouldn't be saying this on this site, but it is a sad day indeed when people vote solely based on race and making history. People should've been better informed. If you look at the facts, up until now the polls show that Barack doesn't have a strong chance of beating out the GOP, whereas Hillary had a very large margin in her favor. The one example I could think of is Indiana and North Carolina primaries which were held on the same day: Hillary won Indiana with 56% of the white vote. Obama, however, won NC with 91% of the black vote. Sad indeed. It should be qualifications, not race that people base their decisions on. It's too bad that it's too late for that. All of you that voted based on race better not even complain when we get four more years of the same ol', same ol'.
donthateme's picture

I am so thrilled for this

I am so thrilled for this news...I will cry if he wins this election. I hope Edwards is his v.p. candidate. Also, I wish people would stop saying Black Power (coming from a Black woman)!!! It should be about the power of the people, the power of change, and the best outcome for our country. If all some have to say is Black Power, then what does that say about change, when the only thing that matters is that he is black? Power to the PEOPLE!!!
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WELL MOST OF YOU PROBABLY

WELL MOST OF YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW ABOUT MY EXCITEMENT FROM THE CHAKA KHAN POST..BUT WORDS JUST CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT OBAMA...I'M LIKE TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS MAN AND WITH WHAT HE HAS DONE IN THIS NATION....HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION REALLY DOES PAY OFF...AND WHEN GOD SAYS IT'S FOR YOU, NO MAN CAN STOP THAT...BUT THE VP SLOT BELONGS TO JOHN EDWARDS ALL THE WAY! LIKE RIGHT NOW I'M WATCHING MCCAIN SPEAK AND THEY'RE SAYING HOW BARACK NEEDS 4 DELEGATES TO CLINCH THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION...IT'S JUST SO EXCITING...AND I WISH I WAS 18 SO I COULD VOTE THIS YEAR...I'MA BE TURNING 18 LIKE 2 WEEKS AFTER ELECTION! :/ THIS IS THE FIRST ELECTION EVER THAT I'VE PAYED ATTENTION TO AND I CAN'T EVEN FREAKING VOTE! BUT OBAMA AND EDWARDS ARE MY PICKS FOR DECISION '08! :)
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I'm so proud of OBAMA!We need

I'm so proud of OBAMA!We need more men like him! My prayers are truly for him and his family.Cuz,this is opening alot of people eyes and some people are hating this moment! Some were hating the fact that even a woman was running for president.I gotta give it to ole Hill,she fought til she couldn't fight anymore! Black Folks Must Vote! No matter who you are vote!
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HHHHUUUURRRAAYYY!! I can't

HHHHUUUURRRAAYYY!! I can't say how happy I am!! In the begingin like many on here I was on the fence but after Hill-Billy's true colors started and still come out, I've lost all respect. Now She's got the media buzzing about being VP (got a brotha painted in the corner). But little does she know. She isn't the only woman out the qualified to be VP. Sevilous (if that's how its spelled) would be a better fit. I know we want to win, however we have to look past the next five months and consider the next four years. When Obama becomes President and if she is the VP something tells me that what ever it is he wants to do she will undermine. She wants what she wants when she wants it and it will be hard for her to play 2nd fidel. Then we have to consider Bill trying put his 2 cents in. Lets also not forget all the political drama and bagage the Clinton's bring which is opposite of the very foundation of what Obama is about and it's CHANGE.
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