If the projections are correct and he has lost in California, it will be a blow for Barack Obama. He has been splitting Super Tuesday victories with his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton and delivered a typically stirring speech to supporters in Chicago.
“There is one thing on this February night that we do not need the final results to know: our time has come,” he said.
“On this Tuesday in February, in states north and south, east and west, what began as a whisper in Springfield has swelled to a chorus of millions, calling for change. It is a chorus that cannot be ignored, a chorus that cannot be deterred. This time can be different because this campaign for the presidency of the United States of America is different.’
Obama believes his message of change can take him all the way to the White House. For now, however, he must continue to battle for his own party’s nomination.