Barack Obama made history yesterday, winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. President. He is the first black nominee ever for the two major U.S. political parties.
About 17,000 people went to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota last night to greet Obama with waving signs, wild applause and shouts of victory. Another 15,000 waited outside chanting Barack’s catch phrase, “Yes We Can!”
“Tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another – a journey that will bring a new and better day to America,” he told the crowd of supporters.
Barack’s rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton stuck it out to the end. She would have been the first female nominee for either party as well. Now Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama in an announcement on Saturday.
Barack complimented the former contender in his speech, stating “Our party and our country are better off because of her, and I am a better candidate for having had the honor to compete with Hillary Rodham Clinton.”