Thursday, August 28, 2008


Sen. Barack Obama with Sen. Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, wave to the DNC on Wed.
On Wednesday, Sen. Barack Obama became the first African-American to lead a major party ticket.
As former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton motioned to cut the roll call vote short, delegates cried and cheered as she said, “Let’s declare together with one voice right here, right now, that Barack Obama is our candidate and he will be our president.”
Obama will address an estimated 75,000 people in the culmination of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
In his address to the Convention, former President Bill Clinton reflected on the significance of this moment: “Now, Sen. Obama’s life is a 21st-century incarnation of the old-fashioned American dream. His achievements are proof of our continuing progress toward the more perfect union of our founders’ dreams. Barack Obama will lead us away from the division and fear of the last eight years back to unity and hope.”

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