From the daily archives: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Watching History

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We’re watching history being made tonight and it will happen again in November. Simply awesome. This will be the moment that I will forever remember as having flown 9 hours home from Germany to see a family I’ve longed missed over the past week and had the chance to watch Barack Obama become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America.

I feel completely at home…

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WTF Clinton?

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So wtf with that speech? She floats a VP story today then doesn’t concede when it is clear Obama clinched enough delegates to win the nomination? She doesn’t really want a VP slot. So what DOES Hillary want?

Her speech was far from something that I’d think would settle her folks down and get them on the O-train.

Obama is being very gracious in his speech right now and is doing his part to bring them aboard, but as I’ve said ad nauseum at this point: the only person who really can do that is Hillary. She didn’t step […]

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Helluva homecoming for me:

I’m about to take the stage in St. Paul and announce that we have won the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

(via email)

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AP: Obama Wins!

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The AP has done the math and calculated that Barack Obama has enough delegates to be our nominee…

The AP tally was based on public declarations from delegates as well as from another 16 who have confirmed their intentions to the AP. It also included 11 delegates Obama was guaranteed as long as he gained 30 percent of the vote in South Dakota and Montana later in the day. It takes 2,118 delegates to clinch the nomination.

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Bonobo has a great post up on Blue Bexley about Pat Tiberi. So great, I even stole the title (well, that and I couldn’t come up with a clever title myself). I can’t really come up with a good excerpt, so just go read it.

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Joyce Beatty Endorses Obama

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Breaking news from Gongwer: House Democratic Leader Beatty Casts Party Superdelegate Vote For Obama

“I think we had two great candidates to choose from,” Ms. Beatty said. But she said voter motivation and issues put her in Sen. Obama’s camp. “The cross section, the energy … I believe it’s going to take all of that for us to have a Democratic president,” she said in an interview.

When asked about Hillary Clinton, Beatty said: “I would love to see her as vice president.”

Hopefully this is the first drop of the coming super delegate flood toward Obama.

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AP is reporting that Hillary Clinton will “concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination.”

Thank you, Hillary.

UPDATE: Terry Mccauliife is now saying that the AP story is not true and Hillary will not concede the Democratic nomination.

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GM Closing Moraine Plant

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More bad news for Ohio’s workers: I just heard on CNN that GM is going to close its assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio. The plant currently employs 2,500 workers and makes trucks and SUVs.

GM also announced that they will be adding a third shift to the Lordstown plant that makes the Cobalt.

High gas prices have decreased demand for trucks and increased demand for more efficient compact cars like the Cobalt. That, I suppose, is some good news for the people in Lordstown and for the environment.

Now if only we had a Casino in Ohio we could […]

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