January 26th, 2008
07:43 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN projects: Clinton to finish 2nd, Edwards 3rd

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton will finish second and John Edwards will finish third in the South Carolina Democratic primary, CNN projects.

Filed under: South Carolina
soundoff (122 Responses)
  1. Hugh

    Allan- dude! you're wired too tight. Take a chill pill and maybe even a nap! "whites out number blacks, in fact black only make up about 12% of the US population...so tell me again why they wanted this Primary to be a race issue? That's a no win situation for a black candidate. your anger towards blacks is causing yuo to not think straight! LOL!!!

    January 26, 2008 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  2. Belinda


    I am also WHITE, female, republican and for Obama. Get over it!

    January 27, 2008 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  3. Sean, Santa Barbara, CA

    what a strech CNN, I predict Obama, Clinton, and Edwards will all finish in the top three,

    can I get a job? give me my six figure salary now

    January 27, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  4. Robert

    PLEASE...stop with the "uniter not a divider" aspect. Nothing about Obama (or Clinton...or Edwards) is bipartisan so stop lying. They all want huge government and weak foreign policy. If you want to argue they unite your party do it. Don't lie to America and paint him as interested in ending bipartisanship.

    January 27, 2008 03:26 am at 3:26 am |
  5. Khwaty

    I've already voted for Edwards using absentee ballot.

    Jesse Jackson also won in SC in 1984 and 1988 during primary election. But after SC things changed. This election in SC shows the great race divide, it happened during the time of Jesse Jackson and it is happening now.

    A good candidate must be include everyone instead of pandering to their own kind which I find disturbing. 25% of US registered voters are blacks, 60% are whites, the remaining 15% comprises of latinos, asians and other race.

    When everything is said and done, Hillary Clinton will be the nominee for the democratic party, especially now we are in recession. Inspiring words are not enough to solve the problems we are facing as we speak.

    Obama sounds like Bush, they have the same platform "uniter", "change", "hope", "dreams"; these two are like identical twins.

    January 27, 2008 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  6. Gavin

    CLINTON 3 WINS.....


    I'd clearly rather be Senator Clinton than a race-candidate....

    January 27, 2008 04:10 am at 4:10 am |
  7. shaun

    allen..Mr caucasian from the caucus mountains listen up my friend.

    You have an anger problem and need to calm down. Is this good for your health to be so high strung? Anyways, your hillary lost. Deal with it...

    say it with me..yes, we, can!

    go obama

    January 27, 2008 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  8. Mitt

    I agree 100%
    if SC was reflecting anything .. it's was that Obama is a hypocrite using race card just before this primary to secure the majority of the african american votes ..
    He did .. but now he can't cry to the voters again , or at least those who are not blind .

    January 27, 2008 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  9. rick

    okay i don't see what the big deal is here,, obviously black americans feel most comfortable with someone who looks more like them,, just like many white and latinos feel more comfortable with someone that looks like them,, that is not racial but personal preference,, it was not suprising that this would happen just as it was not suprising that it happened in N.H. and Nevada,, nor will it be any different when we look back after super tuesday

    January 27, 2008 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  10. Yolanda Purnell

    You really should'nt concern yourself with the issues of why African Americans voted for Obama in South Carolina. When a Caucasian votes for another Caucasian do you see the African American people getting offended? The Obama supporters are very inclusive to all ethnic backgrounds. Too bad I cant say that about the Clinton supporters! WE ARE FIRED UP AND READY TO GO!

    OBAMA 08

    January 27, 2008 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  11. Andrea

    Concerned Voter – So explain Obama's victory in Iowa......Are u saying that the black population played a major role in Obama winning in milky white Iowa?! At the end of the day, blacks make up less than 15% of the populaton so even if every black person voted for Obama, he could NEVER win the presidency without support from other races. Quit creating an issue that doesn't exist.

    January 27, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  12. Dumb Americans

    Racism is alive and well in the good ol' US of A – only it is not whites who are the racists but blacks.

    January 27, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  13. Nobama

    It's impossible to address the real issues as long as people vote by matching the candidate's color with their own. Wake up people!
    I don't vote for Obama not because he's black. He's just lack in substance. He's not more than a hollow wrapped in flowery words.

    January 27, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  14. Jim Williams

    To the Best Political Team in the business,

    When stating the National Presidential Canditate Polls, please be sure to inform your audience to the fact that though they are the most recent, they do reflect individual state polls from as far back as last year and therefore may not reflect current attitudes, opinions, and considerations of real time political events. Most recent polls of near time primarys may be more current though they do not always take in to consideration real time information that is reflected via internet and media.

    Failure to inform your audiance of this factor will only result in distrust in the most trusted network CNN.


    January 27, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. Bill in Montgomery, AL

    To bad Clinton couldn't have finished 10th out of the field of the Big 3 so we could possibly get rid of the Clintons.

    January 27, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  16. jp/michigan

    Obama use the poor boy, picked upon by the Clintons, Sympathy card to get African Americans to vote for him. No one bother to look at the voting record, experience, and platform of Hillary Clinton. Obamas voting record is sad, he has little experience, and his platform is taken for the playbook of the other candidates.

    January 27, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  17. Jack

    This is what you get for playing the wrong role. Last year he is the main player who started the dirty attachs on Hillary Clinton. It is a bad sign when you lose your home State. Keep up the good work Hillary.

    January 27, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. About Race

    Opps, I meant "taking" about Obama's side.

    January 27, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  19. john williams san diego, ca.

    thank you..cnn

    January 27, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  20. Femi Leye

    I think Edward would a good VP to Hillary, why cant they come together now?

    January 28, 2008 03:02 am at 3:02 am |
  21. Opened Minded

    Racist people will never vote out of their comfort zone of race. They are narrow minded people that will never be positive about loving humanity, they can't see past skin color. Most of America including you narrow minded thinker's children have dated out of their race and have mixed race relatives. You have to hate your life. But us open minded thinker's still have love for you. Think about it!!!!!!!

    January 28, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  22. A Real American

    All of you people who are out there bashing Barak Obama and looking for Feb. 5 th to send him back home to Illinois defeated, just you wait and see. Hillary has lost the vote of the MAJORITY OF WHITE AMERICA in all four state races so far. She was overwhelmingly defeated in Iowa "by her kind," in New Hampshire, (Edward's and Obama's chunk of the white vote combined outnumbered hers), Nevada, where the Latinos tipped it in her favor, and in South Carolina. Edwards 39 percent and Obama's 25 percent makes 64% of white folks voted AGAINST her in South Carolina. Obama beat Hillary on her own turf in Iowa, and he beat her to peices on his turf in South Carolina.

    Out of the 22 states voting next Tuesday the 5th, I PROJECT that Obama will win at least 15. Who wants to take me on or challenge me on that? Bring it.


    January 29, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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