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Why Obama will be the next US president
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
But Barack Obama built the foundation for his win over Hillary Clinton on a blustery morning in Chicago on Oct. 2, 2002, and his words that day could also provide the foundation for his victory over John McCain this Nov. 4. "I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences,'' the young Illinois state senator said.
Obama assails McCain over Everglades vote
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... to count Friday -- the number of dueling conference calls -- the general-election battle between John McCain and Barack Obama has begun in earnest. The subject was the proper care and funding of a big swamp in Florida. McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, took a scheduled tour of the Everglades, but before he even dipped a toe in the muddy water, he had set off a round of "he said, he said" criticism.
PRO-CON: Should Obama choose Hillary as his running mate? No.
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
... night of the primary process and with the race settled, she yet again passed up the opportunity to acknowledge the reality of Barack Obama’s victory. With that decision, the prospect of another 1980 loomed. That year, after Jimmy Carter defeated for the nomination, Kennedy ducked and dodged Carter on the stage of the convention, refusing on national TV to perform the healing ritual of a handshake. A vice presidential candidate has to be comfortable in the role of second banana. And little in Clinton’s handling of this race suggests she would be comfortable in that role.
Obama Has to Make Sure Clinton Voters Do Not Leave With Her
Voice of America - USA
Senator Barack Obama of Illinois made history Tuesday when he claimed enough delegates for the party’s nomination. The son of a Kenyan father and white American mother will be the nation's first black presidential nominee of a major party.The nomination will not be made official until the delegates vote at the Democratic National Convention in August. The Republican convention is in September.
Obama and Clinton elude media with secret talks on their future
Independent - London,England,UK
... consternation yesterday as the media discovered it had been outfoxed by the two most recognisable people in America, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. They managed to disappear in plain sight, dropping off the map to hold secret talks, their first private meeting since becoming rivals for the US presidency. The entourage of camera crews, bloggers and old-fashioned print journalists that follows Mr Obama around the country, only learnt it had been hoodwinked – that the candidate was not on board the campaign plane – as the engines were warming up for takeoff. And as the Boeing 757 sped down the runway at Dulles
Obama Signals He Won't Back Down to GOP Smears
AlterNet - San Francisco,CA,USA
But Tuesday night, when Barack Obama had clinched the Democratic nomination, voters saw the three last candidates standing all speak in rapid succession, all of whom revealed important aspects of who they are. John McCain's appearance an hour before Obama's victory speech itself spoke volumes. For a man who spoke with the word "Honor" on hand-held placards all around him.
Clinton to reach out to Obama in conciliatory speech
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
... Rodham Clinton's 17-month campaign against Barack Obama has turned Saturday's endorsement speech a political high-wire act, analysts and insiders say. Clinton is expected to leave no doubt she supports Obama -- with no vice-presidential strings attached -- while staking out a role as a major player in the Democratic party. "We all need closure," said Jennifer Duffy of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "Obama supporters want to see her be a lot more gracious, and her supporters are looking for reassurance that she'll keep fighting for them," Duffy said.