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Clinton, "with eyes firmly fixed on the future,'' ends roll call; Obama nominated by acclimation. Transcript.

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DENVER--Hillary Rodham Clinton remarks in calling for unanimous nomination of Barack Obama as Democratic presidential nominee. She spoke from the convention floor, where she stood with the New York delegation.

"Madam secretary, on behalf of the great state of New York, with appreciation for the spirit and dedication of all who are gathered here. With eyes firmly fixed on the future in the spirit of unity, with the goal of victory, with faith in our party and our country, let's declare together in one voice right here, right now, that Barack Obama is our candidate and he will be our president.

"Madame secretary, I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules and suspend the further conduct of the roll call vote. All votes cast by the delegates will be counted and that I move Senator Barack Obama of Illinois be selected by this convention, by acclimation as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States."

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