Obama's big night: "I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States"

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

On Tuesday, Illinois Senator Barack Obama greeted voters as the de facto Democratic nominee. What has seemed like a never-ending race culminated, at a rally in St. Paul, Minn., in the same arena that will host the Republican National Convention in September.
The symbolism is hardly subtle — it's an indication that Obama is positioning himself for the general election. Political Reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger has been covering Twin City politics for over a decade. She was at the rally and offers an insider’s take on what the event means for the Democratic party and the race ahead.

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