Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Democratic race finally over (we think)

The AP has called the race for Democratic presidential nomination in favor of Barack Obama. When this all started in January, Hillary Clinton was the seemingly unstoppable front runner and Obama the young, inexperienced go getter. Several million dollars, ballots, YouTube clips of Jeremiah Wright (and his hilariously white counterpart Michael Pfleger,) "working class" cold ones and Donna Brazile CNN appearances later, we have found out that she is not in fact, the winner.

Obama is giving a speech tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul (home of this year's Republican National Convention) where he is expected to formally declare victory. As for Hill Dawg, she may be joining her former rival on this fall's ticket.

According to one participant in an afternoon conference call among Clinton and members of the New York congressional delegation, Rep. Lydia Velasquez said she believed the best way for Obama to win over Hispanics and members of other key voting blocs would be to take the former first lady as his running mate.

"I am open to it," Clinton replied, if it would help the party's prospects in November, said the participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the call was a private matter.

We're just glad this mini circus is over, so we can spend the next five months focusing on the real circus that will be the general election.

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