Well – I did say it would be historic.
Hillary Clinton asks that the roll call be suspended and that Obama be the Democratic choice be Barack Obama.
It’s official, the first minority person, the first black person to not only lead but run for the highest office in the land that is the USA.
Congratulations to him and to the Democratic Party for such a bold move.
Sen. Hillary Clinton asked to cut the roll call short saying, “With eyes firmly fixed on the future, and in the spirit of unity with the goal of victory, with faith in our party and our country, let’s declare together with one voice right here, right now that Barack Obama is our candidate and he will be our president.”
“Is there a second?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California asked the crowd of more than 4,400 delegates, prompting a roar of approval.
“The motion is adopted,” Pelosi said with a broad smile, officially capping a long and hard-fought battle between Obama and Clinton.
Delegates then affirmed Obama as their choice with cheers.
There were hugs and handshakes as “Love Train” blasted from the arena speakers.
Clinton and Obama were on the ballot at the party convention on Wednesday.