So here I am pulling a late-nighter and attempting to get some extra-curricular sciencey support work done and I have one eye on the news out of America:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, according to CNN estimates, making him the first African-American in U.S. history to lead a major-party ticket.Thank God for that. I thought this primary season would never, ever end. And in some ways it hasn't yet:
Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday will tell supporters he is the Democratic nominee, according to his campaign. Obama picked up a slew of superdelegate endorsements on Tuesday. Those endorsements, combined with the delegates he's projected to receive from South Dakota's primary, will put him past the 2,118 threshold, according to CNN estimates.
His remaining rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, does not plan to concede the race Tuesday night, campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told CNN -- but one of her leading supporters said "a moment of truth" was at hand.
Truth be told, Hillary has not had a chance of winning for some time now, but she has doggedly stayed in the race. To what end? Well there have been all sorts of rumours of a bombshell that would destroy the Obama campaign but none of them panned out. Plus there was the whole fiasco with Michigan and Florida, which was quite unbelievable; the way Clinton turned about face over agreeing that Michigan did not count, to insisting that it must was incredible to behold.
Now it would seem that Hillary has managed to high-jack Obama's turn in the spotlight with the media concentrating on whether she will be VP or not.
Of course between now and November we can enjoy all the mud thrown between the Republicans and the Democrats.