Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Obama has Enough Delegates to be Nominee

The Democrats finally have their nominee- well, maybe. Senator Obama passed the 2,118delegate mark and essentially clinched the nomination. In a speech to her supporters last night, Clinton acknowledged that Obama has the delegates to be the Party nominee but never conceded. Her tone was threatening at times, "I want the nearly 18 million Americans who voted for me to be respected, to be heard and no longer to be invisible." It is clear that she is holding out for something else. There is a flurry of speculation on whether or not the two will join on a ticket together. If she is not offered VP when will she concede? There doesn’t seem like an appropriate time. Does she wait until the convention?

GOP nominee John McCain officially kicked off his general campaign last night in Los Angeles against Obama. He said that Obama stands for the wrong type of change, one that has failed in the past. He continued that no matter who wins the election the country will change but that we have a choice between the right change and the wrong change.

In other primaries, former Rep. Dick Zimmer won the GOP nomination for New Jersey Senate race. He will now face incumbent Frank Lautenberg. Zimmer is a real Republican who is focused on returning the GOP to the core tenants of fiscal responsibility and limiting government intrusions in our lives.

Stay tuned to blog for up dates on all the election coverage.

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