May 6th, 2008
09:27 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama: 'We need change in America'

 Obama addresses supporters at a primary election night rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Obama addresses supporters at a primary election night rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.

RALEIGH, North Carolina (CNN) – Barack Obama celebrated a clear victory in North Carolina's Democratic primary Tuesday, congratulating Hillary Clinton for her apparent win in Indiana while dismissing pundits who say the Democrats are hopelessly divided between the two.

"This fall, we intend to march forward as one Democratic party, united by a common vision for this country, because we all agree at this defining moment in our history - a moment when we are facing two wars, an economy in turmoil, a planet in peril, a dream that feels like it's slipping away for too many americans. We can't afford to give John McCain the chance to serve out George Bush's third term," the Illinois senator told supporters. "We need change in America."

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  1. Won NC DECISIVELY!

    Those "bitter" clinton supporters on this blog need to stop with the black vote thing. It was also WHITE voters that pushed Obama over the top in NC, not just black voters. Don't be bitter, bend over and take it without lubrication clinton supporters; she will barely win Indiana if at all. IT IS OVER FOR HILLARY.

    May 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. Ed

    Wow! Obama is the next president of the United States. Best political speech of my 44 years of living. Obama is the kind of president we can be proud of.

    May 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. linda from South Dakota

    we need a change, obama and you can do it for us in america,, yes we can,,, yes we can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  4. Independent in Florida

    Congratulations Barack Obama on winning NC! Please! If anyone questions his platform go to WashintonPost.com and get informed. It's all there, along with Clinton and McCain's views on the issues affecting our country.

    May 6, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
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