The Associated Press is reporting that Hillary Clinton has amassed the requisite delegates to seal the deal, making her the first woman to win a major presidential party's nomination for president of the United States of America. I've waited a long time since that mock election in high school for another woman on our ticket -- I couldn't be more proud of my party.
The Sanders campaign is not having any of it, calling the announcement a "rush to judgment" and a blow to democracy, then Rachel Maddow tore Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs to shreds by pointing out that Sen. Sanders declared the primary OVER and endorsed Barack Obama at this point in 2008, when Obama was presumed the winner because he had enough delegates INCLUDING superdelgates -- and before Clinton dropped out. He started to stumble uncomfortably when she asked why this standard is not applicable to Clinton now, whose lead is much larger than Obama's was then?
Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president, and will be first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party. An Associated Press count of pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses and a survey of party insiders known as superdelegates shows Clinton with the overall support of the required 2,383 delegates. Now the presumptive nominee, she will formally accept her party's nomination in July at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.Tomorrow is really a victory lap -- but DEFINITELY vote if you're in New Jersey and California. Obama lost California in 2008, but our lady is suffering from third-degree Berns and could sure use some bragging rights.
UPDATE: Posted by a colleague ...