Senator Barack Obama has secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic party nomination today. His campaign was energized by a rush of superdelegate endorsements which, in conjunction with delegates won in South Dakota and Montana, will push him past the 2,118 threshold. Former President Jimmy Carter and Rep. James Clyburn, the No. 3 Democrat in the House and the highest ranking African-American in Congress, were among the clutch endorsements that pushed Obama towards his victory today. However, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence that she cannot win this nomination, rival Senator Hillary Clinton has not thrown in the towel just yet. In a speeh today, she congratulated Obama for his campaign but she did not concede the race. She did, however, entertain the possibility of joining Obama as a running mate. What are your thoughts on that?
Clinton has spent the better part of the past year doing everything she could to smear Barack Obama’s name in a futile effort to slow his momentum. Now that the dust has settled and Obama stands victorious, is she a good candidate for a running mate? If not her, than who?
Congratulations Barack Obama!