Obama Looks to Next Primaries

He thanks supporters for not allowing a Pennsylvania blowout
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 10:31 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., acknowledges his supporters at his Pennsylvania primary night rally Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Evansville, Ind.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama looked to the next primaries in his speech tonight, applauding his supporters for making inroads against Hillary Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary despite his loss, CNN reports. Obama pushed his theme of changing politics-as-usual, saying, "It's easy to get consumed by the tit-for-tat," when the country is beset by "two wars, an economy in recession, a planet in peril."

Like Clinton, he acknowledged recent gaffes: "We've all learned what my wife has known for a long time—that I am not a perfect man." Obama spoke in Indiana, which will host the next contest on May 6, along with North Carolina. Despite the Pennsylvania loss, Obama holds a virtually insurmountable lead in delegates.