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It’s Obama…

Good afternoon, Netizens...

As of late this afternoon East Coast Time, most major news wires have given the race to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States to Barak Obama, and several, including the AP wire are speaking of a deal that perhaps is being brokered for Hillary Clinton to be Obama's running mate.

If you were Obama, would you accept such an offer from Hillary?

The day is facing us quickly when we will see how this all plays out, perhaps as early as this evening. Purportedly Hillary has already told her campaign staff their last checks are in the mail, and both she and Bill have returned home rather than make additional appearances.

I cannot help but flash back to a statement made by one of the former members of the Tuskeegee Airmen, the all-Black pilots who served so gallantly during World War II.

According to a journalist back then, a black sharecropper and his family met several of the young pilots while they were in training in Tuskeegee, and marveled to their children, "Black pilots. Kids, I want you to remember this day. We got black pilots now, and this is history."

This is the first day that a black man has obtained enough delegates to run for the office of the President of the United States. It is history. For better or worse, it is still history.


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