CHICAGO (CBS) ― It looks like the end is near for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. CBS 2 has learned that Barack Obama is ready to celebrate winning the Democratic nomination for president on May 20, the day two more states hold their primaries.
CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports on that day, Obama expects to cross a threshold that, his aides say in the past, has always guaranteed the Democratic nomination. He expects to have collected a majority of the pledged convention delegates.
Obama spoke briefly Thursday at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel.
Earlier, he met privately with Democratic superdelegates. He needs their support to nail down the presidential nomination, even as he prepares to celebrate a landmark achievement that his campaign claims should guarantee him victory.
"I won't count any chickens before they're hatched," Obama said.
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