Wednesday, June 4, 2008

obama clinches nomination - an historic moment

Obama Clinches Nomination; First Black Candidate to Lead a Major Party Ticket

Senator Barack Obama claimed the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday evening, prevailing through an epic battle with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in a primary campaign that inspired millions of voters from every corner of America to demand change in Washington.

A last-minute rush of Democratic superdelegates, as well as the results from the final primaries, in Montana and South Dakota, pushed Mr. Obama over the threshold of winning the 2,118 delegates needed to be nominated at the party’s convention in August. The victory for Mr. Obama, the son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, broke racial barriers and represented a remarkable rise for a man who just four years ago served in the Illinois Senate.

“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,” Mr. Obama told supporters at a 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.”


via new york times

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

clinton's last campaign speech - nyc

June 3, 2008
Baruch College


i was there! i met her, she looked in my eyes and held my hand. i inadvertently (i did NOT know i was going to say this, it just came out of my mouth) said: "you're a goddess. thank you." and she totally reacted, and held my hand with her left hand for like 10 seconds while she shook a bunch of other people's hands with her right.

it was so cheesy, but in that moment she represented the height of feminine political power... of how far we've come, how far we can go. like a living statue of liberty. despite all her faults, which everyone is eager to point out to me. yes, she has faults. but she is scrappy and tireless and has worked her ass off for women's and children's groups since college. this is a humanitarian who deserves so much respect. she is not the only one but, forgive me, obama, if i cant praise you, just now.

goodbye senator clinton. for now.

it was amazing. she has incredible energy, tired though she was.

i really do like obama, but there is a sadness in my heart to know clinton will likely not make it. well, is it really a surprise?


Monday, June 2, 2008

democratic primary season draws neigh!


thank god, my brain was being torn in two.

let's hope that this ends quickly and with the most positive outcome possible.

also, i want to know where this will be. i'd like to see it, if possible. does anyone know where the speech will be in nyc?