January 21st, 2008
09:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Schneider: Obama's post-partisan message

Will Obama's post partisan approach be enough to win over his party's base?
Will Obama's post partisan approach be enough to win over his party's base?


MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) –
Barack Obama is running as a post-partisan - he speaks of building bridges, forging consensus, and moving past red and blue states. It's a very appealing message to many Americans, but can it rally the Democratic base, seething to take on Republicans?

– CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider


Filed under: Bill Schneider
soundoff (371 Responses)
  1. jules

    hillary clinton is truly the winner, don't believe the press

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. Pizzaface

    I'm traditionally a Republican and he's got my vote!

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. Cecile

    Now it's Clinton against Edward. Very funny.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  4. Barbara

    Yes it can! Tired of not moving left/right/up/down ... we need to heal and move forward.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  5. joe

    OBAMA SCORES AT DEBATE?????????????????????

    COME ON BILL STOP BEING SOOOO PRO OBAMA..YOU ARE SO OBVIOUS

    BE A MORE OBJECTIVE REPORTER WITH YOUR ANAYLSIS

    HILLARY IS STANDING HER GROUND

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  6. Matt Cleveland, OH

    Obama is not, and never will be, the "Great Uniter" he imagines himself as. There are too many people who vote party lines no matter what – on both sides. They're set in their ways and just because a charismatic black man gets elected they're going to change all of a sudden? Keep dreaming...

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  7. Cyndy

    He just took a step backwards by invoking the name of Jesus Christ.
    I thought our President was the president of all religions!!! Keep the rhetoric to
    references to "faith."

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  8. CMassey

    They all talk about expenses and the economy. The amount of money that they have all raised to run their campaigns is obscene. This money could be better used in so many ways, have we really come to whoever raises the most money wins???

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  9. Michael Manning

    he is connecting with many of us Americans....

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  10. Orville H.

    It won't rally anything, and Obama said Jesus, wow something is going on. Hillary is still the strongest runner. She can play bills sax. They better not talk about mccain its Guilliani they should be worried about.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  11. Walt

    C'mon Bill. When did you become a lobbyist for O'bama???

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  12. sheila

    the dem base wants to win in nov...but we have to look past the primary to the general election, and obama is the one who will draw many diverse groups to him.. realistically, how many republicans would cross party lines to vote for Hillary? They HATE her. We dems will need all the democratic votes plus independents and some republicans to win this election.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  13. Cheryl

    Hillary is right. Barak Obama refuses to take responsibility for his record, and that will just not hold up in a general election. How sad that he has consistently done the dirty work for banks and financial companies, while pretending to be for the ordinary working person. The first thing he did in the Senate was get up and speak in favor of the bankruptcy reform bill (on behalf of the banks and credit card companies) and that bill has left millions of consumers and seniors so much worse off. When will the media really put him on the spot about his record?

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  14. Mike

    That's a good question. One would hope that he Democratic rank and file could think about the general. I have an acquaintance, a Republican, who loathes the Clintons, but finds Obama totally unthreatening. It's very telliing....

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  15. John

    Slogans are a good introduction. Yet, with democrats, the deeds are in the details. The democrats need an experienced leader that knows policy.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  16. jackie, Fl

    hillary, blah, blah, blah. She is by no means inocent and above the fray!

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  17. Grant

    Large Democratic Majority foos!

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  18. wes

    Pretty words only. Will do nothing to take on the Rebublicans

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  19. Ajdin

    Why all these questions about Democratic base accepting Obama vs. accepting Clinton? I feel that Clinton will certainly energize republican base to get out an vote against her.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  20. Logan

    Hillary's a crook, I'm so tired of her. She has two people running against one, one of whom was an ex-president. This entire thing is ridiculous. I'm so disappointed by this entire system.

    January 21, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  21. Jon C

    This country has been formed from red and blue states but again his inexperience shows that he must not know that !

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  22. Neeta

    I wish wolf was tougher and ask the lady about the the lies her her husband is spreding

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  23. Tom

    Edwards is being treated like a red headed step child...ignored and overpowered by his older step sister and black brother !

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  24. Todd

    He just spoke of his Christian faith, but failed to mention that he's in bed with evangelicals from the "ex-gay" movement. Gay americans be warned–Obama is not your man. He had an "ex-gay" hate peddlar Donnie McClurkin at his "embrace the change concert."

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  25. Scott in Ohio

    Bill – In looking at the blog postings my guess is that the answer is – NO. The base, for the most part, appears to be swallowing Hillary's partisan rhetoric hook, line and sinker!

    January 21, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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