Wednesday, August 27, 2008

History made as Obama officially becomes the Democratic Party's candidate for U.S. president

CBC reports:
History was made late Wednesday afternoon in Denver as Barack Obama officially became the Democratic Party's candidate for U.S. president. At the party's national convention, delegates, making grand statements about their party and nation, began voting state by state in a roll call for the Illinois senator to take up their mantle in the race for the White House. But before Obama had even crossed the threshold of 2,210 delegates needed to claim the nomination, his chief rival in the primary race, Senator Hillary Clinton, moved that voting be suspended and Obama be declared the candidate by acclamation. Delegates agreed, and Obama officially became the first black nominee of a major party in U.S. history. Obama is scheduled to give his acceptance speech Thursday night. READ MORE