It was the moment democrats have been waiting for, and In the process the party made history by nominating the first African American to lead a major party ticket.
All eyes were on Senator Hillary Clinton when she stepped up to the microphone on the floor at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
She urged the delegates to suspend the roll call by state to nominate Senator Barack Obama as the party’s candidate for president.
“With eyes firmly fixed on the future, and in the spirit of unity with the goal of victory, with faith in our party and our country,” Senator Clinton said, “let’s declare together with one voice right here, right now that Barack Obama is our candidate and will be our president.”
The move by Senator Clinton left a few of her staunchest delegates in tears, but it avoided a bitter floor fight and may have helped move the party another step closer to unity.
While most delegates cast their votes for Obama, some stood firm and kept their pledge to nominate Clinton.