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Obama Odds to Become the Next President of the US

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/28/2008
Obama

Following a magnificent speech at the Democratic Convention Thursday night, Senator Barack Obama's odds to become the next President of the United States remained around -175 at BetUS.com It remained to be seen if these odds would improve over the next 48 hours when new poll numbers were due out.

Obama's pink tie (or are we color blind - some say it was red) should have paid out US$12 for every US$1 bet. Nevertheless, red paid out 5/1 odds (see PaddyPower.com)

Let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest - a champion for working Americans and an inspiration to my daughters and to yours -- Hillary Rodham Clinton. To President Clinton, who last night made the case for change as only he can make it; to Ted Kennedy, who embodies the spirit of service; and to the next Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, I thank you. I am grateful to finish this journey with one of the finest statesmen of our time, a man at ease with everyone from world leaders to the conductors on the Amtrak train he still takes home every night.

To the love of my life, our next First Lady, Michelle Obama, and to Sasha and Malia - I love you so much, and I'm so proud of all of you.

Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story - of the brief union between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren't well-off or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever he put his mind to.

It is that promise that has always set this country apart - that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well.

John McCain made news Thursday night with his gracious ad congratulating Obama on his historic night.

The full ad transcript:

JOHN MCCAIN: Senator Obama, this is truly a good day for America.

Too often the achievements of our opponents go unnoticed. So I wanted to stop and say, congratulations.

How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day. Tomorrow, we'll be back at it. But tonight Senator, job well done.

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