Historic: Nomination by Acclimation

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.


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0 Responses to Historic: Nomination by Acclimation

  1. Julie P says:

    Way cool!

  2. leapsecond says:

    Way… I don’t know. I still don’t think Obama’s the messiah, especially on foreign policy. Still, Barack’s a much better choice for the job than McCain is, that’s for sure. I’m just worried about the Brezinskis whispering in Obama’s ear to dominate Eurasia. From Brezinski’s book, the Grand Chessboard:

    “In that context, how America ‘manages’ Eurasia is critical. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. A mere glance at the map also suggests that control over Eurasia would almost automatically entail Africa’s subordination, rendering the Western Hemisphere and Oceania geopolitically peripheral to the world’s central continent. About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for about three-fourths of the world’s known energy resources.”

    “In the long run, global politics are bound to become increasingly uncongenial to the concentration of hegemonic power in the hands of a single state. Hence, America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower, but it is also likely to be the very last.”

    “Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”

  3. Will Rhodes says:

    Brett –

    I think that the US has to engage Europe. Europe in itself is becoming a power-house. The EU is edging closer and closer to a more federated continent – one outspoken dissenter is still, and for the foreseeable future, Britain.

    That will go one of two ways. Britain will leave Europe or become fully enmeshed in it – the latter more probable. Once all the currencies are aligned It will make the US dollar seem like monopoly money – something the Fed is dreading.

    Asia – well that is an emerging geo-site. I don’t think it will come into the real equation for about 30 years. But Europe is the stepping stone to Asia, as was GB afore-Empire.

  4. steve says:

    Check out these lefties attacking Michelle Malkin and chanting “kill MIchelle Malkin”

    That’s some embracing diversity. If you don’t like what you want, you threaten.

    http://mashable.com/2008/08/26/anarchist-democratic-convention-michelle-malkin/

    Begins at 2:50

  5. Shelly says:

    Obama is a lunatic. There are too many “relationships” that are questionable. I don’t think he will win. Ayers, Wright, Larry Sinclair, none of these names are good for him. And his views on protecting infants are sickening. If he doesn’t care if a child who lives through and attempted abortion has rights to live then what makes the citizens of the US think he will give a care about them. I think the US is a nation of basically good people and when they get tuned in to the election and start to research him I don’t think he will have the support that he needs. I hope not.

  6. Will Rhodes says:

    Shelly –

    You are the sort of American voter who should be tested before they get up in a morning – for the ability to think straight!

    You will, I presume, vote for a man who is wanting not to kill infants, but good men and women who have lived for 18 years – the American youth.

    You concentrate on Obama’s supposed relationships – which proves you are an idiot! Wright was paraphrasing – Google it! Obama has been admonished of anything in the Ayres case.

    Look at the policies of the men, not who they used to know.

    Again, you’re an idiot.

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