Obama Now the Presumptive Democratic Nominee

President Barack Obama (D) has won a majority of available delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination and is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. There is no serious national opposition to the president for the Democratic Party nomination, however he has been standing for election in state primaries against some limited opposition including Randall Terry and John Wolfe Jr.

With wins in today’s District of Columbia and Maryland Democratic primaries, Obama is now all-but certain to receive his party’s nomination—an outcome that was essentially assured all along. He will be formally nominated at the Democratic National Convention in September.

Meanwhile, the Republican primary battle continues. Former-Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) holds a wide lead over his opposition, but is still only about half-way to gaining a majority of available Republican delegates. The Republican National Convention will be held in late-August.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.