Tuesday, June 3, 2008

South Dakota Primary is underway... some factoids

Opened at 7 a.m. CST.

Voter Registration went up this year, with Democrats and Independents showing the most momentum.

Although Senator Clinton is hanging in there, her campaign manager is paving the way for a gracious concession to Senator Obama. "Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that once Obama gets the majority of convention delegates, 'I think Hillary Clinton will congratulate him and call him the nominee.'" And her husband, former President Bill Clinton, does not sound confident: "'This may be the last day I’m ever involved in a campaign of this kind,' the former president said somberly as he stumped for her in South Dakota."

On the Republican side, Ron Paul is making a push in South Dakota, despite John McCain's lock on the nomination.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for Our Nation, 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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