A Startling First

[As our family has been one of those sharply divided on the Clinton/Obama competition, I know how sensitive one must be in sounding support for either. It would have been a first for a woman to run for our presidency, too. But given our history of slavery and continuing racism, the Obama victory is an extraordinary event. I am truly amazed and proud. From a current report it looks as though the polls have Obama slightly ahead in likely numbers of electors to be captured. And I imagine much nonsense will transpire as the Republicans try to defeat his candidacy. But whatever the outcome, this is a rare new day in America! Ed Kent]

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Obama Claims Nomination; First Black Candidate to Lead a
Major Party Ticket
By JEFF ZELENY
Senator Barack Obama secured the Democratic presidential
nomination on Tuesday evening after a primary campaign that
inspired millions of voters.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/04/us/politics/04elect.html?th&emc=th

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