The names of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were entered in nomination before the convention and seconded. The Convention Secretary then called the roll of the states and the following votes were cast (Obama's votes are listed first and Clinton's second).
Am. Samoa 9-0
Dems Abroad 8.5-2.5
Washington DC 33-7
New Hampshire 30-0
New Jersey 127-0
Then it was New Mexico's turn, but instead of casting their vote they yielded to Illinois. Illinois then yielded to New York. Senator Hillary Clinton then took the microphone for New York, and in a magnanimous gesture of party unity she asked the convention to elect Obama by acclimation. A voice vote was taken and history was made.
I think a sizeable majority of Americans believe the Republicans have made a mess of our economy, mismanaged the "war on terror" and waged an unnecessary war in Iraq. Nearly 80% of Americans believe this country is on the wrong track and real change is needed.
In a few weeks, we will learn if America has made enough progress on the race issue. America knows Democratic leadership is needed. Will they vote for the Democrat Obama, or will they vote for McCain because he is white? I honestly don't know at this point. The polls are much closer than they should be considering how the country feels about Democrats versus Republicans.
Is America still too racist to vote for Obama? We'll find out in November.