Obama on Super Tuesday: "We Can Do This...Our Time Has Comeâ€ [VIDEO]
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summary from the AP :
CHICAGO â€” Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama cast his chain of Super Tuesday wins as evidence that voters want someone who can change Washington and appeal to voters of both parties in the general election.
"We can do this! We can do this," Obama told supporters after collecting a string of wins that included his home state of Illinois as well as Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri and Utah, as well as caucuses in North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas and Idaho. He also prevailed in caucuses in Alaska.
"We are the hope for the future," he said, "the answer to the cynics who tell us our house must stand divided."
Clinton answered Obama's wins with a string of victories of her own, prevailing at home in New York as well as in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arizona and Arkansas _ where she was first lady for more than a decade. She also won the caucuses in American Samoa.
Her camp touted Clinton's win in Massachusetts as "the upset of the night," pointing out that voters there chose the former first lady despite endorsements for Obama by their own senators, Edward Kennedy and John Kerry.
Obama nonetheless exhorted his supporters to "go to work," saying the race is about pushing the country past divisions.
"It's a choice between having a debate with the other party about who has the most experience in Washington or about who can change Washington," Obama said. "Because that's a debate that we can win."
Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.