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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NC got it right!! Go Tarheels!
I think they call that an ol' fashion butt whuppin'.
How loud can we the people say it: WE WANT CHANGE! We can not continue to run this country over a cliff. No more cowboy politics and political pander-mania. Obama is telling the truth. And I feel confident standing behind his leadership. Because he is really representing all of us.
Hillary Clinton is the voice of change, not you obama...
Yes we do. This typical white cynical woman needs change.
GO !!!!!! OBAMA
Oh yeah, change like electing a president with friends the likes of William Ayers, Rev. Wright, Louis Farrahkan and Larry Sinclair. I don't think so!
Hillary or McCain '08-NEVER OBAMA!!!
You are right, Obama....we DO need change. Unfortunately, YOU are not the change we need!
Hillary or McCain – 2008
He gives me HOPE.
I would like to know why Obama does not say that he is half black and half white – I feel that he is dividinG our party. I am scared of the remarks that his pastor made. I have recently started campaigning for McCain.
This proves Obama (and his supporters) are out of touch. Anyone who thinks that the President can cause the wheels of Washington to immediately stop and turn in another direction... they are foolish.
An average citizen has more opportunity to "change America" than anyone inside the politics of Washington. President or not, they still have to have the backing of politicians who are old politics – and not even the President can change that.
What is needed in Washington is someone who KNOWS how to get the old politics to work in their favor on behalf of the American people.
It's sad that so many people are being misled with the gimmick of "change".
Obama couldn't change his own state so how can he change the country?
The voice tonight os clear! the people voted for BARACK OBAMA
Thank you NC for choosing the next President of the United States.
YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL!
Clinton is ahead by 4% in Indiana right now when Obama is ahead in North Carolina by almost 20%.
North Carolina had more people turn out, which means a LOT more popular vote numbers to Obama as well as a greater majority of the state with the most delegates to give out.
Good old fashioned butt kicking.
This is going to open the Superdelegate flood gates for Obama now.
Bye bye Huckabee Clinton.
I think we get it Obama. Change. We've heard the word. How about details? How in the world does this guy get buy just telling people we need change?
Promise them everything from jobs to lower taxes to health care to education to low cost housing to........
Please save us from this man's hands dipping into our wallet to fund his social agenda. Let him start by donating everything he has made from his books in excess of $100,000 a year which would be a pretty good salary for most families.
ENOUGH of your fancy speeches! we're tired to hear the same old lines and lies.
This is a turn in the campaign. Obama survived the negative attacks and Rev. Wright.
People should hound Hillary to get out.
Obama is next President.
91% of black voters went to Obama....talk about racial bias.
What a great victory in a big state for Hillary. And Obama winning NC with 90% of the black vote..his constituency's voting patterns are so against what he preaches and all the togetherness candy that he likes to talk about. I hope Hillary is the nominee otherwise i will sit it out in November, i dont want to vote republican or for a superficial type like Obama who cant for the love of god win a big state..
Obama...start the change by addmiting that the ppl who vote for you have nothing to do with the message of 'unity', its just an ingenuous talk from you.
Yay Obama 08 finally a state that got it right. Hillary the voice of change hahaha please!!!!!!!!
I love what he said about not letting John McCain serve out Bush's third term!
"It's been a looooooong time a comin', but a CHANGE is gonna come."
Sam Cook (and sung beautifully by Syesha Mercado on American Idol tonight...how appropriate.)
Change is coming to America.
America has never been afraid to embrace change.
Obama is a new dawn in America.
If Hillary does not win, we will vote McCain.