Political 'unknown' to the 1st Black-American presidential nominee in U.S. history in a space of less than four years!
Barack Obama has finally made history when last night he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination.
The 46-year-old Illinois senator defeated former first lady Hillary Clinton, a handsdown favourite at the start of the race, in the longest, most tightly contested Democratic presidential race ever. In his speech, before 17,000 supporters, while 15,000 more listened outside, he was quoted as saying: "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," Obama whose father was a Kenyan went on to say "... This is our moment. This is our time. Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past.
Obama, just a step away from the White House, now faces the main hard battle, against Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate to become the President of the USA.
What are his chances?
Will Mrs. Clinton's supporters automatically vote Obama, whether or not she is his running mate?
What do you guys say?