Thursday, August 28, 2008

Convention Watch: Realizing the Dream

As a tropical storm threatened New Orleans, Democrats made history in Denver on August 27 by selecting Barack Obama as their candidate for president. Forty-five years after Martin Luther King delivered his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincolm Memorial in Washington, DC, Obama became the first biracial candidate selected by a major political party in US history. See this historic moment below.

Hillary Clinton led the way, ending a partial roll call vote when she requested his nomination by acclamation. Even the most jaded observers were moved.

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