570 days ago, I was right. November 12, 2006, I put my support behind Barack Obama – maybe even earlier. However, that was when I first documented it here. Towards the end. It’s almost a footnote, certainly an aside, but it was the beginning of this wild, crazy adventure lived vicariously through polls, news reports, blog posts, and CNN.
Barack Obama has officially passed the delegate threshold to win the Democratic primary. He did it off the back of his win in Montana and superdelegates earlier today. Actually, he did it off the back of a fantastic campaign, true politics, and relentless inspiration. If you want more confirmation than the CNN article, here’s over 5,000 others.
The race was long, it was tough for the candidates, and there were parts that were (and still may be) regrettable. Neither candidate ran the perfect race, but Obama ran the better one by a country mile. He needs to keep the message of hope going into November, where all attention is being drawn as the general election begins now.
On a personal note, I want to say the following: I told you so. St Ives, who wavered not once, not twice, but now three times; the Ombudsman, who never had faith; to my boss Michael; to my coworkers Margaret, Sonny; to my mother; to my father; to my sister; to all 3 of my grandparents; to the hundreds of people who left disgusting comment that I marked as spammed; to channels 7, 9, and 10; to the hundreds to customers I told my prediction to over the year; to all these and anyone else who said Obama would not win, and, thus, I had no clue: I told you so.
All eyes are looking towards November. I’m backing Obama to the final vote. I want to go 3-from-3 (Rudd, Obama primary, Obama general). I’ll be trying my best to stay on top of the long road to victory.