AP Projects Obama Has Clinched
According to several news outlets, Barack Obama is projected to have clinched the Democratic Party nomination.
Of course, in reality there hasn't been an actual vote cast by the delegates at this point. But, if the reported tallies do end up being accurate (and the superdelegates do maintain their public and private endorsements) it looks like the process will truly be over.
The question remaining is, will the campaigning be over. This from MSNBC:
Two sources with the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign earlier Tuesday said she will acknowledge that Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination.
After the report, her campaign promptly issued a statement saying, "Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening."
As far as I'm concerned, the Republicans could hope for nothing more than the Obama nomination to come to fruition and for him to move on from the convention in August as their nominee. The liberalism which Barack Obama brings to bear on this election will make 1988 candidate Mike Dukakis look like Barry Goldwater. He's already done the seemingly impossible in making Hillary Clinton look like Harry Truman.