Skip to comments.AP tally: Obama clinches Democratic nomination
Posted on 06/03/2008 10:37:55 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.
Campaigning on an insistent call for change, Obama outlasted former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in a historic race that sparked record turnout in primary after primary, yet exposed deep racial divisions within the party.
The AP tally was based on public commitments from delegates as well as more than a dozen private commitments. It also included a minimum number of delegates Obama was guaranteed even if he lost the final two primaries in South Dakota and Montana later in the day.
The 46-year-old first term senator will face Sen. John McCain of Arizona in the fall campaign to become the 44th president.
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Talk about an understated fact... Democrats are vile.
Hillary to release Michelle’s “whitey” tape during nObama’s victory speech tomorrow?
Sounds like the AP already crowned Obama as President?
Meaningless. The donk superpimps can vote whichever way the wind blows right up to convention time.
That is funny
The problem is that the Super Delegates don’t count until they actually vote. This isn’t over. The AP saying it is doesn’t make it over.
That would mean the Democrats lose just about all of their support from blacks unless they can make it look like those evil Republicans did it.
Not so fast there Sparky.
AP: Always Pimping
Why does that picture scare me?
AP is whistling past the graveyard. The Super D’s can change votes right up until the floor vote in Denver.
This is not over yet. Expected Clinton victories today in South Dakota and Montana will further bolster the argument that Obama has not fared well since Rev. Wright.
And the Witch has a looooooonnnggg memory.
This is a little premature. Hillary does not ever quit. Nothing is certain until they vote on the floor.
Well since their bogus story about Hillary conceding did not happen, the AP will concede for Hillary.
I don’t believe AP. MSM has been predicting an obamaesque win for months now. Here’s wishing that the hildebeast pulls an extraordinary white rabbit out of the hat. What a joke on MSM and all the others that predicted her downfall. Hang in there, girl!
Hillary will be the nominee. And she will kick McDole’s @ss in the general. The Clinton machine will allow nothing less. So many here have such short memories of the power they command.....
As Costner said in JFK (horribly-acted and accented): “We’re through the looking glass here people!”
Broken record....... Broken record......... Broken record...
This is all unofficial, of course.
It ain’t over until Herself, still the Cold and Joyless, SAYS it’s over.
And she has the names of every one of the superdelegates on autodial. They will be hammered unmercifully from now until the first vote in Denver in August.
The new rapper Messiah needs to “change” his racist militant views. The Nazi media further advances and ignores his black liberation theology which calls for the ovethrow of the white reace. This Muslim is EVIL !
I wonder, is this as much a fact as the AP’s earlier reporting that Hillary was calling it quits? Yeah, I believe every word from these people. Can you say ‘In the tank for Obama?’
Oh, she won’t release it herself. She’ll leak it to Fox News, I imagine.
Problem is, it will only really hurt the Democrat Party with blacks if they fail to nominate Obama. That’s going to be bad for them no matter how it comes about.
That’s why, even if Hillary does take it to the convention, there’s no way she’s going to win in the end. The super-delegates aren’t about to commit Party suicide for her sake. I don’t think that will stop her from trying, though.
Doug, you must go further. Nothing is certain even AFTER they vote on the floor. You know that—probably better than anyone.
The Clintons have no scruples, no shame, and no end to the evil they will unleash to get what they require.
Attila, Lao-Tse, and Machiavelli would blush at the tactics the Clintons have used and will use to further their scourge.
As much as I dislike the Clintons, I cannot help but get infuriated by the MSM. Basically they are shouting, “don’t vote today people — it’s OVER!”
She and her angry husband won't give up until Obama takes the oath of office.
Sounds like the AP already crowned Obama as President?
My exact reaction to the comment!
Yep, aren't those 900 FBI files still around somewhere?
“yet exposed deep racial divisions within the party [Democrats]
Talk about an understated fact... Democrats are vile”
I noticed that as well. The AP are mostly Dumocrat tools so they themselves steered the story to their boy..Obama.
You are absolutely correct. The party of J. Flipfloppin’ Kerry has already seem a number of ‘committed’ Hillary superdelates flip over to Osamabama, they can still flop back before the August vote. I doubt Hillary and the ‘scorned women’ of America are giving in so easy. Many of their blogs are furiously fratricidal. Will we be surprised if the Clinton’s have a number of Aces to play. We need Hillary to win, then lose in November. With Osamabama’s rockstar’status it won’t be McCain v. OHB it will be McCain and a few sensible people v. ‘world opinion’. Sorry.. got carried away. All presidential elections are crucial... this one particularly so.. WOT, Iran, Iraq, N.Korea, oil, food, on and on...
great. I work next to this freak show tonight.
half my co-workers will probably be there.
“........Heres wishing that the hildebeast pulls an extraordinary white rabbit out of the hat!”......
You have absolutely no recollection of what the GD Clintons have done to this country, do you?
Unbelievable. In your post you reveal exactly how the Clintons and their minions have utilized the race card to garner support from people like you to get in the back door of the WH once again. And make no mistake about it, it’s the Hillary camp inciting this. I myself could give a flying **** if someone wants to call me a silly racist name. It’s of no effect.
Hillary and Bill have proven over and over again that they are far more dangerous than any other american politicians. I thought we FReepers at least understood that!!!
All of a sudden we tough, no-nonsense conservatives are as touchy and wussy as Reverend Al about the whispers of some stupid-ass namecalling! Grow the f*** up!
Hillary will be certain to acknowledge the debt she owes to you and your OP-CHAOS pals when she waddles to the podium to take the oath of office. Bill will also be there to shake your hands. Pull a white rabbit out of the hat, ha ha ha??
Are you friggin’ NUTS???
Obama said on that tape that I think politico (or what ever it's called) has: "White folks greed runs a world in need"
What a bunch of blind see no evil hear no evil people in the dem party. They have got to be nuts to elect this racist hate whites as their candidate for president. It's crazy!
Best thing the dems ever did for the Republican party!
It’s really amazed me to see racial animosity in this campaign among Democrats. Democrats constantly lecture about diversity, tolerance, and that only they are enlightened enough to be color-blind, gender-blind, ethnicly blind.
Well, one of these talking head people said that Democrats can’t win with only African-Americans and egghead liberals.
The funny thing is, these “hard working white” voters who Hillary has attracted in the primaries have been voting more in recent years for Republicans in presidential elections. A good number of “Hillary” voters in the primary would not have voted for her in the general election, and certainly not Obama.
Yahoo News is like CBS News. Or The Washington Post. Or Time Magazine.
You’re right but everyone knows that by this time tomorrow, Obama will be taking a lot of SPD (Super Politican Delegates) and will easily be over the top.
AP is merely taking the needed unannounced ones to slam it up Shrillary’s arse.
Objective journalism and all, don’t ya know.
That’s irony for you.
With the elite Democrats is a situation of do as I say --> only I can do as I do.
All-American Democrats have not caught on to the fact that the Democrat Party has been hijacked by the communists, marxist, eco-terrorists, etc. who now call themselves the Democratic Party.
They've labeled their followers * progressives * BUT there is NOTHING progressive about taking America back to racism as we've all witnessed during the Democratic Primary.
According to rumor, Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos has been the vehicle that kept the Hildabeast going. That is, he encouraged the Republicans and Independents who listen to him to vote for Hildabeast. Whether they did or not...shrug...
But looking on the bright side --> Hope the Hildabeast is finished tonight.
If John McCain picks someone who'd be dynamite with the economy then he's a shoe-in.
Obama can be beat... and I don't think we've even seen the tip of the iceberg on scandals associated with him and his wife (who, by the way, appears to be a psycho).
That makes no sense at all. Why would the Dems make Hillary the nominee because of something the Reps released? Wouldn't the Dems resist having the Reps select their nominee?
In any event, the Dems are stuck with Obama. There is no way that the Dems can throw Obama under the bus at this stage no matter what his wife might say on the tape, if it exists. Blacks are their most loyal constituency. "Stealing" the nomination from the black guy will have far reaching consequences not only for this election but for many more to come. The Dems want to be the home party for all minorities who will be the majority by 2050. Far better to lose this election than jeopardze their future prospects.
For now, the Dems are between a Barack and a hard place.
Assuming his campaign doesn't have any surprises which would force the superdelegtes (aligned or not) to vote for Hillary at the convention. He's the "presumptive" nominee barring any "surprises".
So they are calling it based on a pre-vote poll?
They could have done that in October if all they needed was a poll and no actual votes.
Do you have your nose up your butt so far that all you can see is brown? Idiot! Think about it? As long as the bloody fight between the two depressingly dweeb RATS go on for the primary, the more money they have to spend. The more money spent the less the campaigns have to spend on the general.
Sorry about that. I want to correct myself. The tape of Obama saying "White folks greed runs a world in need" is at Power Line.
Wow, nice comeback.
Hmmm, nose up my butt.... No, can’t say it’s up there. On the other hand, I can bl*w myself.
You sound like you have a great sense of humor. Considering what’s before us as voters, we all need a sense of humor. Hats off to ya. :)