OT: Obama is America's First Black Presidential Candidate


Off-topic, but too momentous to pass by: Barack Obama has become the first black presidential candidate in US history. Over two hundred years after the founding of the country, and almost 150 years after the end of slavery, we finally have an African-American presidential candidate. I don’t think I’m that sappy, but I’m rather choked up at the moment. I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you fall on, this should be a proud moment.

Unfortunately it meant that we couldn’t have our first woman as a presidential candidate, something which would have been equally momentous and pride inducing.

Obama gave a pretty terrific and magnanimous speech to close it out, too. Click the video above to play it. This is the only video of the speech I’ve found so far, and it’s unedited so takes a little while to get rolling, but worth sticking with.

Going to be an interesting few months til November!