Obama Wins South Carolina

 | January 28, 2008 11:16 AM

Senator Obama won South Carolina by a wide margin. What is interesting is that the majority of black voters voted for Obama while only 25% of white voters supported him. What does this mean for him? Will his candidacy become more and more about race, something that I am sure he does not want.

On another note, it is interesting to see the Kennedy’s endorse Obama instead of Clinton. I can feel the momentum building up for him as people see Obama as the next John F. Kennedy. I am becoming more attracted myself though I still have questions about how good of a job he could do compared to Hillary Clinton who seems remarkably competent. However I find Hillary’s husband repugnant. As one person said, Bill Clinton with nothing to do in the White House is a bad thing.

U.S. / Politics
Obama Carries South Carolina by Wide Margin
By JEFF ZELENY and MARJORIE CONNELLY
Published: January 27, 2008
Senator Barack Obama’s commanding victory over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton amid record-setting turnout sets the stage for a state-by-state fight.

One Response to “Obama Wins South Carolina”

essny wrote a comment on January 29, 2008

from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/28/us/politics/28cnd-dems.html

Trying to dilute the impact of the twin endorsements by the brother and daughter of the late president, the Clinton campaign on Sunday issued a statement of support from Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former lieutenant governor in Maryland and a daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.

“I respect Caroline and Teddy’s decision, but I have made a different choice,” Ms. Townsend said in her statement, adding: “At this moment when so much is at stake at home and overseas, I urge our fellow Americans to support Hillary Clinton. That is why my brother Bobby, my sister Kerry, and I are supporting Hillary Clinton.”

I am attracted to Obama, too, for his youthfulness, for the incredible energy he seems to possess, for the idealism that he’s injected into young voters. That being said, I’m planning to vote for Hillary next Tuesday, mainly for the reasons as stated by RFK’s daughter. As repulsive as Bill may be to a lot of people, he’s a true politician, and Hillary needs him in her corner. Maybe he shouldn’t be opening his mouth so often or so forcibly, but to think he’s dispensable to her campaign would result in her losing by even a wider margin. When she was campaigning for the senate seat, she needed Bill, big time. He just needs to be able to be a bit more discreet.

re: race – well, a tangent really re: Bill and race. Remember how they used to call Bill Clinton the first black president? I still have this great political cartoon where Bill is seated at a dinner table, surrounded by a black family. And one of the adults says something to the effect, “Someone needs to tell him the truth.”

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