The topic of today’s call in show Hello Washington is : US Presidential Election: End of Primaries
U.S. Democratic Senator Barack Obama has claimed his party's presidential nomination. The 46-year-old first term senator from Illinois spoke late Tuesday before a crowd of thousands in St. Paul, Minnesota -- in the same convention center where John McCain is to receive the Republican nomination in September. Obama is the first African-American to become the presumptive presidential nominee for a major political party.
Senator Obama praised Senator Hillary Clinton as a leader who has inspired millions of Americans. If she had won the nomination, Hillary Clinton would have made history as the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party.
Our distinguished panelists Dr. Rekha Datta and Dr. Ali Riaz answered listeners’ questions about the Primaries and the historic significance of the process.
Dr. Rekha Datta is the Chair & Associate Professor of Political Science at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Ali Riaz is the Chairman of the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University and currently an Associate Professor. Prior to joining Illinois State University he has taught at Claflin University in South Carolina, and the University of Lincoln in England.