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Barack Obama Clinches Democratic Party Nomination

Barack Hussein Obama, a democratic senator from Illinois, has made history today, becoming the first African American to make a successful run at obtaining the presidential nomination of a major political party in the United States. Given the history and nature of race relations in USA, his nomination is a victory not only for him and the Democratic party, but a victorious attempt by all the people of America to free themselves from the chains of a negative past.

Barack's success demonstrates the progressive nature of the Democratic party and serves as a reminder as to why the majority of minority Americans affiliate themselves with this party. Although the presidential elections are still some months away, the majority of American seem to be buying into the theme of "change," which has been the major theme of Mr. Obama's campaign.

Mr. Obama did not win the presidential nomination easily. His main opponent, Senator Hillary Clinton from New York, the Wife of two term pr…