500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Primary

Wow. Estimates had topped out at 350,000. This is a ridiculous improvement over 2004 when just 290,000 voters voted in the Dem primary. But even more impressive, Barack Obama's vote total alone today has now officially exceeded all votes cast in the 2004 Dem primary. He's now about 294,000. And MSNBC just announced that 155,000 more black voters voted today than voted in 2004.

445,000 people voted in last weekend's Republican primary. Democratic turnout outpaced Republican turnout in South Carolina? Amazing.

Tags: 2008 Presidential election, Democratic nomination, South Carolina Primary, turnout (all tags)

Comments

148 Comments

Re: Yes we can!

Maybe this change thing is going to catch on.

by upper left 2008-01-26 05:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

This is what building the party looks like people: bringing under 40 voters, bringing minority voters, bringing indies and disaffected Repubs.  This is Obama's new majority, this is how we build the new, New Deal coalition that will be able to pass significant progressive legislation.  

If the Dem establishment is so stupid that they cannot see victory in front of our eyes then we deserve to loose.  If the Dem rank and file can be bamboozled into choosing the past over the future then we are going to be wandering in the wilderness for a while longer.

I do not know if she can overcome Billary's institutional advantages, but I am glad that he is going to give her a real run for her money.

Let's be honest, the crap that the HRC folks have been putting out is "Rovian" crap.  Maybe, just maybe, the masses are catching on before it is too late.

by upper left 2008-01-26 05:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

There are a lot of Democrats that you will never, ever bring into your coalition as long as your message is that the Clintons are racist, Rovian, all that junk.

It's amazing how you guys are all "post-partisan" when it comes to talking about the Republicans but you will call your own side every name in the book.  You will never achieve unity with a message of Clinton-hatred.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 05:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

I have also noticed that many Obama supporters say they will never vote for Clinton, but I haven't seen Clinton supporters say that about Obama.  Doesn't that mean that these Obama supporters are the ones dividing the democratic party?

by Scope441 2008-01-26 06:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

No it means they are the ones on the receiving end of the lies, smears, and distortions.

by upper left 2008-01-26 06:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Obama supporters can only hope that Bill and Hillary continue the negative campaigning, because it is so transparent that it fools no one but the diehard Hillary supporters, who are believing anything Bill serves up to them.

Bill's Republican light triangulating regime of the 90s, one that even his own advisors bailed out of after the first term, speaks for itself. This is not the Democratic party; it is another version of the Reagan administration, adaption to the country has moved right theme and a willingness to lead from that perspective.

Today that view is old hat and nobody wants to see it re-instituted. For the Democratic party, it is going backward ala the DLC revolution to remake the Democratic party into the image of the Republican party.

by shergald 2008-01-27 05:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

I've seen several Clinton supporters here say they would not vote for Obama in the general election.  

by minvis 2008-01-26 06:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Yes, because anecdotal evidence from a handful of posters on a message board is a great way to guage the character of a candidate's supporters.

by rfahey22 2008-01-26 06:54PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!
why don't you just say "Let's you and him fight!" that would be a little less obvious.
this is the primary season. Obama and Hillary are fighting it out and John Edwards is getting enough delegates to have a voice at the convention. each one of these candidates is head and shoulders above the combined gaggle of Republican wannabes.
are there divisions in the Democratic Party? you bet your sweet bippy there are and there are going to continue to be, but we're going to wipe the floor with whoever the criminal elitist GOP nominates in Minneapolis because the American people are sick and tired of this political charade that's been going on for the last seven years.
by fahrender 2008-01-26 08:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Pay attention Steve.  You have admitted that the Clintons have distorted Obama's record, statements and actions.

1) Direct mail  and e-mail in NH distorting his 100% NARAL, Planned Parenthood  Pro-Choice record.

2) Direct Mail in Nevada distorting his proposal to raise SS taxes on the top 4%.

3) Voter suppression law-suit

4) 1600 complaints submitted to the Nevada Dem party about the conduct of the Clinton campaign;

5) Distortion of Obama's historically accurate comments about Reagan and the Repubs;

6) Drug comments by Shaheen, Johnson, and Penn

7) Bill Clintons distortion of Obama's opposition to the war.

8) Nearly everything that has emanated from BC's mouth over the past two weeks.

70% of the voters in SC thought HRC and BC had been unfair to Obama.

We are calling your candidates liars and Rovian because that is how they are treating Obama.  I am not stupid.

by upper left 2008-01-26 06:49PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Pay attention.  I said you will never unify the party with Clinton-hating rhetoric and I meant it.  I don't care how justified you think your Clinton-hatred may be.

The negative stuff in this primary has been trivial compared to primary campaigns of the past, absolutely trivial.  You cannot compare anything that has happened this year to the Osama ad that ran against Howard Dean in 2004.  You cannot compare anything that has happened this year to Bill Bradley's false claim that Gore was the first one to bring up Willie Horton, a talking point we still hear from the wingnuts thanks to Bradley.

Just because you guys scream bloody murder any time someone says the tiniest thing about your saint of a candidate does not make everyone who opposes him into Karl Rove.  You like Barack Obama, well I like Bill Clinton, and I'm not going to sing kumbaya while people are out there calling him Lee Atwater.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 06:59PM | 0 recs
70% think Clinton unfair to Obama

 That may be but 56% thought Obama was unfair to Clinton. So It is not completely one sided nor is it that far apart in numbers.

by del 2008-01-26 07:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

He said 'Rovian' but not racist, I have been getting a lot of that myself.  BUt you accussed him of labelling the CLinton's as both, can you not see the difference?

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 07:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

I am addressing not just one particular individual, but any number of Hillary-haters who have left a very sour taste in my mouth concerning what should have been an inspiring victory for Obama.

If you guys want to keep claiming that a vote for Obama represents a repudiation of supposedly evil tactics employed by the Clintons, be my guest, but you will never get me on board.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 07:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Fair enough.  I agree with the poster on the 'Rovian' part although I wouldn't have used that particular phrase out of respect for progressive sensibilities.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 09:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

While it's nice of you to throw me that bone, it really amounts to nothing next to all the other people hurling invective.  All in the name of their unifying candidate, of course.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 09:51PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Well, it's been a tough week, maybe we need to lighten up a bit.  The blogosphere has a certain toxicity sometimes which is a bit discouraging, and I certainly appreciate your fair-mindedness and good will in spite of our occasional differences of opinion.  Consider:


The audience chanted "Race doesn't matter" as it awaited Obama to make his appearance after rolling up 55 percent of the vote in a three-way race.

David Espo and Charles Babington - Obama Routs Clinton in South Carolina AP 26 Jan 08

Naïve, perhaps, but far from irresponsible.  We could do a lot worse.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 10:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Believe me, the best thing about this result is that you're no longer going on and on about how Hillary has run a bloody knife through your guy and left him to die like a dog by the side of the road.  Now that's change we can believe in.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 10:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Well, as I said, this changes nothing regarding Obama's chances, I thought you understood my position on that.  In fact as you notice it is reinforcing the frame they crafted that he is offering a narrow 'black' candidacy.  I still maintain he is fatally damaged and believe the Clinton's, particularly Bill, did so intentionally.  I see no reason to assume that Obama's chances in the Super Tuesday states are any better than they were yesterday.

That's the plan:


Campaigning in South Carolina, Bill Clinton accused the media of adopting the Obama campaign's spin by injecting race into the campaign. "Shame on you," he scolded a reporter. The take in Washington is that if anyone was using race for political advantage, it was the Clintons. "It's like Obi-Wan Kenobi yelling at Luke Skywalker because he's using the Force," exclaimed a Democratic senator, astounded by Clinton's audacity. The cynical view is that the Clintons have deliberately tapped into deep-seated racial feelings.

Eleanor Clift - Cheap Shots, But Valuable? Newsweek 25 Jan 08

As you yourself read earlier in the Dick Morris piece:


If Hillary loses South Carolina and the defeat serves to demonstrate Obama's ability to attract a bloc vote among black Democrats, the message will go out loud and clear to white voters that this is a racial fight. It's one thing for polls to show, as they now do, that Obama beats Hillary among African-Americans by better than 4-to-1 and Hillary carries whites by almost 2-to-1. But most people don't read the fine print on the polls. But if blacks deliver South Carolina to Obama, everybody will know that they are bloc-voting. That will trigger a massive white backlash against Obama and will drive white voters to Hillary Clinton.

Dick Morris How Clinton Will Win the Nomination by Losing S.C. RCP 23 Jan 08

You have also noted the appeal of this narrative to Hillary supporters in another diary, and have advised them to drop it.  But they haven't, and neither has her campaign:


Said Bill Clinton today in Columbia, SC: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign.  And Obama ran a good campaign here."

This was in response to a question about Obama saying it "took two people to beat him." Jackson had not been mentioned.

Boy, I can't understand why anyone would think the Clintons are running a race-baiting campaign to paint Obama as "the black candidate."

Jack Tapper - Bubba: Obama Is Just Like Jesse Jackson ABC 26 Jan 08

The reason being because it is a winner.  This framing, with the collateral damage of the current media brouhaha over Bill, which will pass, and the possible alienation of a portion of the black community, is exactly what the Clinton's intended from the moment Bill took over the direction of her campaign.  It's the simple truth which has been presented before our very eyes.  Why would you suppose that I would no longer believe or assert that Hillary engaged intentionally in the politics of personal destruction to cripple, in fact destroy, her opponent?

I am still convinced that Obama is demolished, that the Clinton's skilfully perpetrated this narrative and that Hillary has, as you say, run a bloody knife through him for the sake of her electoral and presidential ambitions.  What's changed?  That's the brilliant part, the bigger a margin by which he wins South Carolina pushes the knife in all the more deeply.  Ya' gotta' admire it for cunning.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 11:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Whose accusing the Clintons of being racist?  Far from it, they are just breathtakingly cynical and ruthlessly calculating.  Not to mention ambitious to a fault.  All highly regarded qualities by their supporters, as we have heard for months.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-27 12:00AM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

Oh for pete's sake man, you're over the top.

I am inspired by Obama's victory--very much so.

Get over your unnecessary indignation and tell people why you like Clinton so much instead of harping on people who are just on blogs to provoke.

Come on, out of the drivel....elevate!

Regardless of who we nominate, he or she will be 10 times better than McCain or whichever goose egg they lay.  Let's not throw a hissy, shall we?

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-26 10:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

One reason I like Hillary - who remains my second choice - is that she is not a racist.  Thus I am very disinclined to make common cause with those who think she is.

This anti-Clinton narrative that the media has helped author is simply loathsome and I will have no part of it.  Obama has played the racial victim card at the expense of two very decent people and that's not right.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 10:37PM | 0 recs
Nope, sorry...

OBAMA....hasn't PLAYED anything!!!!  That's the whole friggin' point.

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-26 10:48PM | 0 recs
Re: Nope, sorry...

People who want to keep race out of it don't say things like "Hillary didn't cry over Katrina."

by Steve M 2008-01-26 10:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Nope, sorry...

People who want to keep race out of is don't send out memos listing every possible item they think might be racist. (Jan 17 Ben Smith)

by del 2008-01-27 06:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Nope, sorry...

exactly, i feel that obama painted himself as the black candidate to win over the black vote that he wasn't winning before.  now he has at the expense of the dem party unity.  with the hatred they have spun toward the clintons (calling them racist) i am not sure clinton can now win these people back in the GE.

by Scope441 2008-01-27 07:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

You know adding substantially more Hispanic voters builds the party too. Hillary has worked for a long time on that and is bring in many more that we have gotten in the past.

by del 2008-01-26 07:33PM | 0 recs
Hispanic votes

Don't forget California (370 delegates), Arizona (67 delegates)

by del 2008-01-26 07:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes we can!

And intelligent people are not falling for it. The Bill and Hillary act are just so transparent that people are bailing out of the Hillary march to another eight years of Republican Lite.

This from an MSNBC article:

The fact that electorate was more than half African-American should not obscure this number: In Greenville County, which has higher average income and a more educated populace than the statewide average and which is 78 percent white, Obama won by a resounding 22 percentage points., annihilating Clinton.

As in New Hampshire and Iowa, exit polls indicated that Obama performed very well among those with post-graduate education and those with incomes over $200,000.

But unlike New Hampshire, Obama also outperformed Clinton among those earning less than $50,000 a year.

Clinton's bastions: women and older voters
According to exit poll interviews Clinton's only strong demographic groups were white women, among whom she won 44 percent to Obama's 22 percent, and voters aged 65 and older, among whom she got 40 percent to his 32 percent.

This differential among the educated will follow Hillary into Big Tuesday, if Obama can get his message out there.

by shergald 2008-01-27 05:13AM | 0 recs
Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

She won Nevada (a strange first time caucus) by 5-6%. Those modest wins, in states with small populations, don't look so formidable after tonight.

Now I know someone will say "but what about the pollsin California? (or New York, or New Jersey). To which I respond: what about the polls? They have not been spot on yet and they cannot predict momentum. Sleep tight Hillary fans. She could lose this thing.

by nerdoff 2008-01-26 07:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

I don't think anyone disputes that Obama won a big victory tonight.

Similarly, you cannot dispute that he won it on the strength of the African American vote, which will not carry him to victory in most of the other  contests (although I think he may win 1-2 more on it).

by kristoph 2008-01-26 09:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

This argument is, in fact, completely racist.  Have you heard nothing that many people, including blacks and whites, have been saying the last few weeks?

Black people are voting for Obama because they like his message.  Period.  So are whites, women, young, rich, poor, etc.  Get over it.  People are people, and insinuating that blacks vote for blacks because they are black IS racism.  They voted 10% for Sharpton in 2004, and if you're theory about how black people will vote were correct, that would not have happened.

Nor would it have happened that Obama won among 95%+ white Democratic electorate in Iowa, and placed a very close second among the same type of electorate in New Hampshire, where he won among men.

But, hey, keep thinking there's inevitable coronation coming.

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-26 10:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

Please, PLEASE, don't call someone a racist without evidence.

by OrangeFur 2008-01-26 10:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

Ummmm, can you READ!?  I did not call anyone a racist.  I said the ARGUMENT was racist.  And it is.

This is why people are so repulsed by what the Clinton's are doing, my friend.

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-27 09:08AM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

Again with the personal insults. What kind of people make racist arguments?

by OrangeFur 2008-01-27 12:34PM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

Sharpton was not really a serious candidate.

Whenever there is a serious candidate running, his/her ethnicity will play a role, naturally.  A serious Hispanic candidate for any office will find a more receptive audience in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood.  Hillary has a lot of women support partly because women believe her programs benefit them more, but also partly because she is a woman like them.    I think your bluster here is out of line, but also seriously wrong.  There is nothing racist about the argument put forth, it is actually the truth.   It makes complete sense:  A Hispanic running as a serious candidate for Congress ina a pre-dominantly Hispanic district will usually have the upper hand because there is a "he is one of us" effect, and in addition the underlying feeling that since the candidate is Hispanic he/she would have a better grasp on the special needs, issues, gripes and deisres of the larger Hispanic community.   Again, the same situation holds true for Hillary with women.  She is "one of them," which is a powerful argument.  Likewise, Obama was always going to carry a strong majority of the black vote.   Just the facts.  Nothing at all racist about this.    

by georgep 2008-01-28 11:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Clinton won New Hampshire by 2%.

By this estimate, the Hillary camp are actually spinning a loss in New Hampshire where she was expected to win by double digits.

Then Obama arrived.

by shergald 2008-01-27 05:15AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim
Todd, I think this means that HRC will have to put BHO on the general election ticket and ask him to become the first African-American Vice President nominee.  It seems like hes pulling votes that were going to need in November in order to win the g.e.  I guess Obama was right when he said he would bring new 1st time voters into the election voting process.
What say you?
by nzubechukwu 2008-01-26 05:22PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

conventional wisdom still seems to be that their personal animus would preclude it but the longer this goes on, the more I don't see any other option for Clinton if she wins the nomination, especially if they want to unite the dem party. did you notice the clinton campaign today released some statement saying how great they think obama is? laying the groundwork, perhaps?

by Todd Beeton 2008-01-26 05:30PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Not a chance.  And it isn't about animosity, I just can't imagine such a crowded White House, honestly with Bill in the West Wing what kind of role would a VP look forward too?

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 07:48PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Obama would provide a different angle of attack in the GE. He might not be a great attack dog but he would provide cover for a Presidential candidate with his rhetoric. It would need some subtle shifts, but he is shrewd enough to pull it off.

by JDF 2008-01-26 08:34PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

LOL.... After everything that Bill Clinton has said about Obama, that's not going to happen.

And what makes you so sure that Hillary will win the nomination?

by xodus1914 2008-01-26 05:30PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Well, at least at the moment, the demographics certainly favor Clinton.

by kristoph 2008-01-26 06:11PM | 0 recs
BS!!!! n/t

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-26 10:37PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

I think Obama on the ballot would, at the very least, unify the party  quickly and efficiently.

by kristoph 2008-01-26 05:36PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

I wonder if he would accept after all the lies and distortions?

by upper left 2008-01-26 05:41PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

I can't imagine it but for different reasons.  

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 07:46PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

I think they are both shrewd politicians, and if they both think it's the best thing to do to win the g.e., then she'll offer and he'll accept.

by GingertheDem 2008-01-26 07:56PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

The question of experience remains the same: experienced at what?

Hillary has not backed away from single payer health care to the point that she is against a basic liberal-socialist program, like Medicare and Medicaid. Instead, she has become a steadfast supporter of corporate medical care and the rape of medical care dollars. She doesn't tell us how she expects to pay for her program, especially the 20% the corporate medical industry is going to take off the top.

On foreign policy, no one doesn't see Hillary as a hawk on the level of John McCain, and in a debate with him, she will obviously argue that she is more hawkish. It's a losing strategy that would put McCain into the presidency. That is probably why Hillary can't even beat McCain in the polls in spite of his being a steadfast supporter of Bush. People only expect the same from her.

by shergald 2008-01-27 05:19AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

"no one doesn't see Hillary as a hawk on the level of John McCain."  pure comedy!

There are lots of rational reasons to oppose Hillary Clinton.  Will you ever find one?

by Steve M 2008-01-27 05:34AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

The best way to get to the truth is to stop responding to Steven M critiques of second-hand Hillary critiques by political observers. Somehow you believe that what I am saying is original and not what has been said all along about the Hillary campaign.

Hillary is a drumbeating hawk on Iran and distinctly a right wing proIsrael/antiPalestinian supporter way to the right of Bush. In short, foreign policy under Hillary is right out of the AIPAC play book. We don't need AIPAC running our foreign policy for another eight years because it is detrimental of America. How much longer do we have to be hated by most of the world?

by shergald 2008-01-27 06:46AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

I'm very familiar with the people who have been "saying this all along."  They are the fringe and will always be the fringe.  It's just funny to see you take yourself so seriously.

by Steve M 2008-01-27 10:12AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Today's fringe is tomorrow's mainstream. Actually it is called the Democratic platform. The one you are hinting at is the one we have had for the past seven years. Who wants to stay in Iraq? Who doesn't want to talk to Iran. And who believes that Palestinians, who have lived for 40 years under military occupation, are terrorists?

You get one guess.

by shergald 2008-01-27 03:52PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

dem turnout everywhere is HUGE

by sepulvedaj3 2008-01-26 05:23PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

yeah but this is the first truly red state that's voted. granted it's not typical demographically, but it's stunning.

by Todd Beeton 2008-01-26 05:27PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

It is also the first and only state with this large a percent African-American vote.

by del 2008-01-26 07:36PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Looks like Obama rc'vd more votes than McCain and Huck combined.

by NoahKunin 2008-01-26 05:27PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Question: I understand SC is an open primary, so how many of these voters were registered I or R?

Regardless, the tremendous turnout offers more empirical data suggesting the Democrats -- if they hold serve -- will get it done in November. Hard to argue that these same voters won't continue to vote for the eventual Democratic nominee.

by wolff109 2008-01-26 05:34PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

You have to stick with who you voted, that is, you can't vote in both Primaries.

by MNPundit 2008-01-26 06:09PM | 0 recs
percent Republican, Independent

From CNN, 4% Republican, 23% Independent

by del 2008-01-26 07:40PM | 0 recs
Breaking down the numbers more

Some quick analysis from this CNN results page:

530K voted in the Democratic Primary compared to 443K for the Republicans. So SC voters went 54/46 Democratic in a state that went 60/41 for Bush in 2004. More South Carolinians voted for Obama than for McCain and Huckabee combined. Distant runner up Hillary Clinton nearly had as many votes as GOP winner John McCain.

The GOP is the party of old geezers as well, as over a third of GOP voters was over 60 but only a quarter of Democratic voters were in the same age group. Things look good for November.

by Luigi Montanez 2008-01-26 05:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Breaking down the numbers more

Oops, meant to say 58/41 for Bush in 2004, as 60/41 would be impossible. ;-)

by Luigi Montanez 2008-01-26 05:37PM | 0 recs
Re: Breaking down the numbers more

Leave it to the Repubs to make the impossible vote count possible ;-)

by JDF 2008-01-26 08:35PM | 0 recs
Repudiation of the Clintons and their lies

Anybody who doesn't think the Clintons are using race needs to check out this post on my blog.

http://nobhillobserver.blogspot.com/2008 /01/bill-clinton-racist-strategy.html

The Clintons are not fit to be President.

by mwfolsom 2008-01-26 05:35PM | 0 recs
Re: Repudiation of the Clintons and their lies

keep that shit on your blog and dont pollute this one plesae

by sepulvedaj3 2008-01-26 05:38PM | 0 recs
Re: Repudiation of the Clintons and their lies

this place has long been a swamp

by aiko 2008-01-26 07:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Repudiation of the Clintons and their lies

Let's not get carried away, here.

Whatever Bill & Hillary do or have done with respect to the politics of race -- and I am no fan -- is very mild and insignificant in comparison to traditional modern politics. Willie Horton: remember that? Or how about the "call me" TV ad in Tennessee against Harold Ford?

Trying to minimize the impact of Obama's victory is within bounds for the Clintons. References to race is hardly the use of wedge-style racism.

You're way overboard to declare Jihad against them.

by wolff109 2008-01-26 05:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Repudiation of the Clintons and their lies

The Clintons are NOT racist, stop saying that crap!  The Clintons have done more for the AA community than any other president.  Obama won SC because he carried the AA vote.  Stating that fact doesn't make someone a racist.  

by Scope441 2008-01-26 06:18PM | 0 recs
please explain

what exactly did the clintons do for blacks? this is one of the great myths of recent political history.

by highgrade 2008-01-26 07:27PM | 0 recs
Re: Repudiation of the Clintons and their lies

Can you please cut this out?

Obama just won & you don't waste anytime in calling the Clinton family Racist?

What a moron !

And you call yourself a democrat?

by labanman 2008-01-26 07:06PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Obama won South Carolina, but he is trying to make race an issue in his quest for the White House.
He will do anything to win.
He plays dirty, and will not win.
New York will laugh at him, and people will get sick of him.
Super Tuesday will break him, but he will try to lie his way to some wins.
See through him, and vote for another candidate.
I am,

George Vreeland Hill

by Vreeland 2008-01-26 05:37PM | 0 recs
How?

How is Obama "trying to make race and issue?" His victory speech was explicitly anti-racial identity politics. But hey...Jesse Jackson won South Carolina twice so I'm sure it's all just those black folks sticking together. Sigh.

by elrod 2008-01-26 07:03PM | 0 recs
Question
What was the percent of total vote that was AA vs white?
    I see a lot about who got most of it but not percent of total vote.
by del 2008-01-26 05:43PM | 0 recs
Obama won 49 of the non-black vote under 60

Obama crushed among the 60+ white voters with 16 percent. Obama won white men against Hillary by 1 point, Edwards was the big winner among white men taking 40% of the total.

I am fairly sure Clinton won among white women as a whole but not sure of the numbers.

by MNPundit 2008-01-26 06:11PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama won 49 of the non-black vote under 60

That isn't what I meant, BUT I found my answer,

55% AA vote
43% white
1% Hispanic (I thin they are 3.5% of total population)
1% other

I was curious if the percent of AA went up this year or not. It looks like it went up a little but not a lot.

by del 2008-01-26 06:42PM | 0 recs
vp tickets

the thinking in making hillary or obama veep is quite clear, healing and unity. obama with hillary will help heal any wounds the racial politics of the last few weeks have created.  for obama it would be to bring women over, but she would never accept the vp position.  more likely he would choose a female governor or senator, an elder stateswoman most likely.  janet napalitino, blanche lincoln, patty muray, (neither the sens nor gov from michigan because of the economic woes) or mikulski.  hillary meanwhile only has deval patrick to bring in to help heal racial wounds, and he hasn't had the best first term so far, (plus they're from the same region, and do we really want another mass liberal on a prez ticket?)

by Doug Tuttle 2008-01-26 05:47PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

This is great news, that people are able to vote without fear and with enthusiasm. I am encouraged that the voting process is becoming something we can believe in.

by Joannems 2008-01-26 05:59PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

It seems the media is now going with the story line that blacks were the key to Obama's win in SC.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-26 06:01PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Weren't they? What was the percent of AA vote? They are no higher that 20% in any remaining state.

by del 2008-01-26 06:11PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

That's not true at all.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 06:12PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

What's not true? It is certainly true that African American voters were to key to Obama's victory. Without them he would have come in 3rd.

by kristoph 2008-01-26 06:15PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

AA voters will be more than 20% of the electorate in several remaining states.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 06:21PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

What states are you talking about?

by del 2008-01-26 06:44PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

AA voters were just 8 percent of the turnout in the California Democratic primary four years ago. They were 15 percent in Missouri, 20 percent in New York, 23 percent in Tennessee and 47 percent in Georgia -- all states that are among those that will vote 10 days after South Carolina

by del 2008-01-26 08:02PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Without the large African American population and Democratic vote South Carolina would not be South Carolina.  Without the sizable black population in the state, the politics in South Carolina would be decidedly different (note that only 2% of GOP voters last week were black).  

The key is this: Bill Clinton was supposed to have been the first black President, and he and his wife carried a lot of support from the black community through early December. But then Hillary lost the black community's support seemingly overnight. Why did Hillary suddenly hemorrage black support?  That's the question Hillary supporters should be asking themselves.

by elrod 2008-01-26 07:07PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Because Obama won in Iowa.  That's what the poll numbers show.  Hillary didn't lead a single SC poll after Iowa.

by Steve M 2008-01-26 07:18PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Because the Obama camp spins everything that the clintons say into a racial slur.  How is using the term fairy tale racist?  how is saying jesse jackson won sc racist?  obama camp wasn't winning the AA vote before IA and knew it needed to or it didn't have a chance.  funny how this was the exact moment race became an issue.  hillary still had the AA vote so she didnt' need to make it an issue.  so obama camp put jesse jackson jr. on the air saying things like clinton didn't cry for katrina victims to fire up the AA community.  they then have spun everything clinton says into a racial slap.  it worked, they have fired up the AA community and are starting to create a racial divide among dems.  sad because clinton really did wonderful things for the AA community.  we all know the clintons are not racist.  

by Scope441 2008-01-26 07:20PM | 0 recs
Keep on spinnin' on.....keepin' on spinnin' n/t

by Doug in Virginia 2008-01-26 10:42PM | 0 recs
percent AA in N.H. & Iowa

Well, apparently:

N.H. had 1% AA vote and everyone got 0%.

Iowa had 4% AA and Obama got 72% Clinton got 16%

by del 2008-01-26 07:51PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Sorry I meant of the super Tuesday contests. There are a few states with higher percent AA population but now higher percent of Dem vote.

by del 2008-01-26 06:24PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Actually they are in some of the southern states.

by kristoph 2008-01-26 06:14PM | 0 recs
The other southern states?

What are the demographics there. I find it hard to believe that there is only a 20% black voting population in Mississippi for example.

by MNPundit 2008-01-26 06:14PM | 0 recs
Re: The other southern states?

You are correct they probably are. I amended my statement above, I meant super Tuesday contests and didn't specify that i my original post.

by del 2008-01-26 06:50PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Well, I think they're 30% here in Ga but most states, especially out west, don't have that high of a percentage. AL is 25% which is probably why Obama isn't polling well there. I think it's 7% in CA. So, yeah there are a bunch of states where the demographics are not favorable to Obama.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-26 06:28PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

Actually they are not. They are saying it was a broad based victory...

by rapcetera 2008-01-26 06:16PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

That's what the Obama campaign is saying not what the headlines are saying.

MSNBC: Strong Black vote boosts Obama is one headline.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-26 06:29PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

You know, Hillary right now is giving me hope. She's on C-Span, taking questions at the end of her speech. Amazing.

by India 2008-01-26 06:52PM | 0 recs
hehe...wrong!!

of course he was powered by the black vote, but the margin of victory was made great because he got a healthy chunk of the white vote too. He won 49% of all the white vote below the age of 30. sorry but it was a broad based win

by rapcetera 2008-01-26 11:16PM | 0 recs
Re: hehe...wrong!!

He didn't even win the majority of the white vote below thirty? That's what you are telling me?

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-27 02:29AM | 0 recs
Re: hehe...wrong!!

you can't cherry pick an age group.  he won only 24% of the white vote and 81% of the AA vote.  its clear, without the AA support he wouldn't have won SC.  

now i think it is great that he had such a great victory, very well deserved.  but i am not sure that he can go on to win the primary with numbers like this.

by Scope441 2008-01-27 05:58AM | 0 recs
Re: hehe...wrong!!

You are repeating the dubious logic of the 'Clinton Southern Strategy.'  Careful, these posts are archived for a long time.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-27 12:34PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22859978/

Landslide margins among black voters powered Barack Obama to his win Saturday in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, allowing him to overcome the telling edge Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards had among whites.

by kristoph 2008-01-26 06:31PM | 0 recs
They also see that Caroline Kennedy

has endorsed Barack Obama with an editorial titled "A President Like My Father"

That is a powerful endorsement which makes people pause.

Also, the MSM are saying that Obama got almost as many white males and Clinton so they are saying is it more of a multi-racial coalition.

by puma 2008-01-26 06:44PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Here's the simple fact of the South Carolina numbers.  Obama can't get elected President of the US.  You can't win a primary with 80% of the black vote and 25% of the white vote and expect that that is going to translate into a winning national election.

When all is said and done Democrats don't need a "change agent" with a nebulous message.  We need a candidate who can get elected. I'm not so sure that Clinton is electable but the SC numbers clearly demonstrate that Obama is not.

by bentlife 2008-01-26 06:36PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

And Iowa enters into your calculations ... how?  For all the people that point to Obama's win as "proof" that he can't win in the general, I would like this spelled out, because it seems like a glaring and agenda-driven omission.

by rfahey22 2008-01-26 06:43PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

It is.  You may have noticed the new 'Clinton Southern Strategy' almost universally adopted among Hillary supporters:


Clinton campaign strategists denied any intentional effort to stir the racial debate. But they said they believe the fallout has had the effect of branding Obama as "the black candidate," a tag that could hurt him outside the South.

AP Obama wins in South Carolina 26 Jan 08

But they didn't intend to do it, it was all Obama's doing, you see.  In spite of the carefully crafted narrative emerging from Bill and their surrogates, in the wake of Hillary's now infamous MLK/LBJ remark.  It's not racism, though, it's industrial-strength cynicism and that marvellous will to win you hear so much about.  And a pretty brilliant kill of a credible opponent.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 08:01PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Stop calling the clintons racist, its only dividing the party.  How is the MLK/LBJ comment racist?  Its true, one couldn't happen without the other.  if MLK didn't inspire/dream, the CRA woudln't have been thought up.  If LBJ wasn't in office and a republican was, then CRA never would have gone into law and remained a dream.  You need both, the dreamer and the law maker working together to pass such things.  how is fairy tale racist?  how is jesse jackson winning sc racist? explain to me how jesse jackson jr. comments about hillary not crying for katrina victims was not painting her as a racist? who talks about this all the time in the media?  the obama camp.  they needed to win over the black vote because before this, the AA vote was still with clinton and they needed it.  perfect way to energize the AA community to vote for obama is to call clinton racist.  worked it seems...

by Scope441 2008-01-26 08:08PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Hmm... Let's see, what part of it's not racist is hard to understand?

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 09:05PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Race-baiting is hardly a lesser accusation than racism.

Enough with that tired MLK/LBJ thing. John Lewis is fine with it. He should know something about the subject.

by OrangeFur 2008-01-26 11:05PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

I don't see it as 'race-baiting,' although that is certainly the framing which some of the media has settled on.  I don't believe the Clintons are racist in the least, in fact not at all.  What they are is immensely cunning and ruthlessly cynical.  Obama's significant margin in South Carolina reinforces the narrative they have constructed for his candidacy in the last few weeks, that's the beauty of it from their point of view.  It's obvious they were willing to concede South Carolina to gain this advantage heading in to the Super Tuesday states.

The only thing which has the potential to thwart this political ploy is if their means and motives become widely understood in the electorate, which is highly unlikely given the convenient smokescreen of 'he said/she said' now surrounding these events.  It is no wonder that Hillary supporters are attempting to maintain this cover, at the same time, you will notice, they are celebrating the narrative that Obama's chances are now somehow tied to his support among the black electorate.  There was nothing like this being discussed during the lengthy campaign in Iowa.  It is new, and presents a significant, one might assume fatal, challenge to Senator Obama's campaign.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 11:42PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

   Yeah, because black votes don't count as much as white votes?!  Really, Obama broke through the bullshit when he won lily-white Iowa.  Hacktacular: the SC numbers say that Obama is not electable.  Dumbest comment of the night.

by cilerder86 2008-01-26 06:43PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

The SC vote doesn't say that he is not electable, but it also doesn't say that he IS electable. Taking 81% of any one demographic I don't think is a good thing actually because the otherside will use it against you.  Say that you are partial only to this one voting block. Obama must start pulling in more of the white vote because you know the republicans will make him out to be the black candidate.  I read some where that the US AA population is about 13%.  Not enough to win the GE.  He has the AA's in his court, he now has to work on winning larger white vote percentages to show he crosses racial lines.  Same with the hispanic vote, he has his work cut out here too.

by Scope441 2008-01-26 07:09PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

   He is already winning the damned white vote!  I am sick to death of these demographic games.  "So-and-so" has to win "demographic X."  No he doesn't, he has to win the most delegates.  Obama did well in rural, white Nevada and he won Iowa.  What white areas does have to win to prove that he CAN?  Why are we so obsessed with these fake divisions?  As a member of generation Y, I don't understand this at all.  Maybe we need Obama's rhetoric more than I thought.

by cilerder86 2008-01-26 07:16PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

cilerder, i agree with you and its frustrating.  but in the end it is all about spin.  the other side (republicans) will spin these numbers to make it appear that obama is only winning one demographic and use that to scare anyone who is not a part of that demographic away from voting for him.  obama got 24% of the white vote in SC.  not bad, but republicans will say 76% of whites voted against him.  uninformed voters will question why and most likely figure they shouldn't vote for him either.  politics as usual..

by Scope441 2008-01-26 07:26PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

  It's a democratic primary.  No one cares what the other side has to say.  OTOH, I have seen an alarming number of Clinton supporters diminishing Obama's victory because he won 80% of the black vote.  It's a vile tactic.  Clinton overwhelmingly won the Hispanic vote in Nevada, but I didn't see Obama supporters diminishing Clinton's "victory" because of it.

by cilerder86 2008-01-26 07:41PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Obama didn't even give a consession speach and from what i heard, he didn't even call clinton!  obama supporters didn't have time to diminish clinton's victory because they are too busy calling the clintons racist and beginning to divide the party.  

and you should care what the other side has to say because believe me, they are taking notes about all this now and will throw it at us during the GE.  

will you back clinton if obama loses?  i am curious how many obama supporters will back clinton if she wins.

by Scope441 2008-01-26 07:49PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

  I support Edwards.  I will without out a doubt support the Democratic nominee.  The Clinton supporters should let Obama have his night.  If they are so confident that Obama will get steamrolled in white states, then they shouldn't have much to worry about.

by cilerder86 2008-01-26 08:09PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Glad to hear.  I will support the democratic nominee and agree that obama should have his night.  maybe obama can win the general, but i think we should all think long and hard about who has the best chance to win this in the end and who is best prepared to handle the swift boating that will come from the GOP.

by Scope441 2008-01-26 08:14PM | 0 recs
diminish NV win

No he didn't diminish the NV win, he claimed it for himself. Said because if the delegates go according the the votes he would get one more than Clinton so it wasn't a win for even though she got 6% more than him.

NICE

by del 2008-01-26 07:53PM | 0 recs
Re: diminish NV win

  Yes, the rules...what's your point?

by cilerder86 2008-01-26 08:07PM | 0 recs
Re: diminish NV win

before Clinton is trashed for not giving a big concession speech shouldn't Obama have given a concession speech?

by del 2008-01-27 06:43AM | 0 recs
Re: diminish NV win

  I don't give a crap about concession speeches.  I wasn't talking about that.  Don't be a bore.

by cilerder86 2008-01-27 08:19AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Republicans?  The Hillary campaign has been spinning exactly that narrative for a week.  And it is genuinely damaging, no matter how divisive and cynical.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 08:03PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Bentlife. Your logic, analysis and conclusions are flawed beyond repair.

You may not think Obama is electable, but the SC numbers in no way tell that story. Take another look at who voted for him in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, etc. The large percentages of white voters in those states refute your assertions.

by wolff109 2008-01-26 07:00PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

Yes, but that is not the narrative the Clinton campaign is pushing at the moment, quite the contrary.  Going into February 5th they want to see Obama portrayed as a modern Jesse Jackson, as per Bill's unprompted comments this morning.  It's rough and cynical but very, very damaging so they will continue to do it.  Just watch and see.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-01-26 08:05PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

The fact that the Clintons are playing their "Jesse Jackson" trump card means they've got very little left.  If they were confident about their campaign why would this be necessary?  It's a sign of weakness.

by Will Graham 2008-01-26 08:15PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

I'm sorry for Obama, but the Clintons have a lot left. Most of the country does not know all the ins and outs of the Rezko story. They don't know about the mis-votes - 5 times. They don't really understand that he doesn't make decisions, especially when it might be politically inconvenient. That he is likely to be a weak leader who really doesn't have opinions of his own. Things are coming out all the time - let's hope the country finds out before it is too late. The stakes are too high at this time in the world.

by georgiast 2008-01-26 08:59PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People

What crap. Hillary didn't win the white vote either. John Edwards did, mostly because he was born in South Carolina and has a lot of support there.  Hillary won the same demographic she always wins: older white women. Unfortunately for her, she didn't win any other demographic. She lost white men. She lost young voters (white, black, women or men). She got crushed by black voters. She lost among Democrats and Independents.

by elrod 2008-01-26 07:10PM | 0 recs
Obama brought in a TON OF NEW VOTERS

That is just AMAZING!

by puma 2008-01-26 06:41PM | 0 recs
SF Chronicle goes for Obama



The American political system needs a period of reprieve and renewal.

It needs a reprieve from a White House that draws power from fear, sneers at any science that gets in the way of corporate or theocratic missions and stubbornly adheres to policies that leave the nation sinking in debt and mired in war. It craves a reprieve from the politics of bloodsport that prize clever calculation over courage, winning over principle, party label over national interest.

The renewal must come from a president who can lead by inspiration, who can set partisanship aside to define and achieve common goals, who can persuade a new generation of Americans that there is something noble and something important about public service.

There is no doubt about the Democrat with the vision and skills to bring that period of reprieve and renewal. It is Sen. Barack Obama.

by Piuma 2008-01-26 07:03PM | 0 recs
Re: SF Chronicle goes for Obama

Is there a subject to this diary?  I thought it was just a freewheeling talk post-election.  Does every significant endorsement require a new diary?

by Piuma 2008-01-26 07:09PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

GUYS! Why are we either tied or slightly behind John McCain in g.e matchups?  I'll tell you why because unfortunately our nation is still unfortunately divided on racial issues.  Yes Obama won "lily" white voters in Iowa and New Hampshire, however he would NOT carry South Carolina in g.e match up against John McCain.

by nzubechukwu 2008-01-26 07:15PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

  Duh.  No Democrat will win South Carolina in 2008.  Probably.  

by cilerder86 2008-01-26 07:19PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

no, it's because obama's awareness is less than mccain's, hillary's negatives are greater than mccain's, and all the mud that was flung at mccain over the summer dried and fell off.  once voters look at the bad parts of mccain, and obama's awareness rises, he'll overtake him.  oh, and what about this?http://rasmussenreports.com/public_conte nt/politics/election_20082/2008_presiden tial_election/john_mccain_match_ups/elec tion_2008_mccain_vs_clinton_and_obama

obama 46 mccain 41
clinton 47 mccain 45

by Doug Tuttle 2008-01-26 07:22PM | 0 recs
This is asinine!!!

All of this "he can't win with 80% of the AA vote and only 25% of the white vote" this is ONE STATE.  Race has always been an issue in the south, a region in the general, we will lose.  Only Arkansas, possibly TN, North Carolina and Florida are attainable.  (Note, I don't count Kentucky, Missouri, or Virginia as southern states).  In the north, west, Midwest, and all other regions, race isn't that big a deal.  Even if it is, saying that the rest of the country will vote based on race at the same percentage as the state of STROM THURMOND is just plain silly!  weeks ago I trolled on redstate, and laughed myself silly at their bickering over huckabee's "socialism" mitt's lack of authenticity, and McCain's maverickness (ittude?) now I'll bet they're here doing the same to us.

by Doug Tuttle 2008-01-26 07:20PM | 0 recs
Re: This is asinine!!!

Absolutely. I don't see how winning 24% of the overall white vote in a 3-way race in South Carolina (notice all the qualifiers) is somehow indicative of the nation as a whole. And yet it keeps getting repeated, over and over and over again.

by Nautilator 2008-01-26 08:58PM | 0 recs
$500,000 per hour!!!

Washington Post:


A source inside the Obama campaign says the candidate's web site has seen one of its best hours tonight, raising $525,000 in one hour. A senior aide inside the Obama campaign said the candidate's site saw its "highest peak" tonight in both online donations and traffic, "bigger than after Iowa, bigger than after New Hampshire."

The Obama campaign measures online donations every 15 minutes, and the source said that online money was pouring in at the rate of more than $500,000 per hour.

by Piuma 2008-01-26 08:08PM | 0 recs
Re: $500,000 per hour!!!

Apparently the story of the old Lady sending in $3.01 set of a spark of donations, many adding $3.01 to their totals.

by Piuma 2008-01-26 08:45PM | 0 recs
Re: $500,000 per hour!!!

better than $9.11

by Doug Tuttle 2008-01-26 09:03PM | 0 recs
I love these numbers

I love it. The new voters - wonderful.

by rikyrah 2008-01-26 08:41PM | 0 recs
Newspaper Momentum

Voters will wake up tomorrow in Chicago, St. Louis, and San Francisco to endorsements for Obama in the Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Dispatch, and San Francisco Chronicle.

by Piuma 2008-01-26 08:44PM | 0 recs
Re: Newspaper Momentum

Yes, certainly, although if that includes a race narrative the impact will be somewhat diminished.

by kristoph 2008-01-26 09:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Newspaper Momentum

Here are the headlines:

SF Chronicle:  Decisive Win For Obama - Senator runs away with South Carolina primary, routing Clinton and Edwards and regaining momentum.

St. Louis Dispatch: Obama runs away with S.C. Primary

Chicago Tribune: Obama wins big in S.C. - Drawing heavily on support from African Americans, Obama defeated Clinton by more than a 2-1 advantage. The primary was powered by one of the most significant shows of voter turnout in recent history.

by Piuma 2008-01-26 09:35PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

It was nice to see the scum of the democratic party take a nice ass whooping for once in their careers. Obama is going to win the nomination in the end. Obama winning by SC by near 30 points is like the Pats beating the Giants in the SB by 4 touchdowns.

by Djneedle83 2008-01-26 09:30PM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

And DJ calls himself  a democrat
It was nice to see the scum of the democratic party take a It was nice to see the scum of the democratic party take a nice ass whooping nice ass whooping

And in the next breath they are telling us how Obama is going to bring comity with Republicans. How about a bit of comity with Democrats.  

by ottovbvs 2008-01-27 04:17AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim
I would bet that as we speak blacks all over the country are coming out of the woodwork to register.
That has got to be daunting for Republicans.
by Bob H 2008-01-27 06:13AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

Not really Bob H, Blacks almost always 90% vote for Dems

by nzubechukwu 2008-01-27 06:45AM | 0 recs
Re: 500,000 People Voted In The SC Democratic Prim

I wasn't sure Obama would continue from Iowa with bringing in folks under 30. How great for our PARTY..

speaking of party(..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnL8bRxi gg

by nogo war 2008-01-27 07:20AM | 0 recs

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