NBC's Tim Russert, analyzing the results of Tuesday's primaries, says that Sen. Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee in the 2008 run for the White House.

With networks calling North Carolina early for Obama and the Illinois senator keeping the Indiana race very close, Countdown's Keith Olbermann asked Russert, "Did [the Democratic race] just end tonight?"

Russert replied, "We now know who the Democratic nominee is gonna be, and no one's gonna dispute it," before listing reasons why it would behoove Clinton to reconsider going forward with her campaign "hoping against all hope."

Similarly, Matt Drudge posted a picture of Obama on his website with the simple caption, 'THE NOMINEE.'

This video is from MSNBC's Primary Coverage, broadcast May 6, 2008.

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