January 26th, 2008
06:59 PM ET
soundoff (143 Responses)
  1. d

    Did we expect any different ?

    January 26, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. Tom

    Who cares – the Democrats are, despite the pundits, going to lose this election – weak on the economy, weak on Iraq, weak when the going gets tough....

    January 26, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  3. Robert

    I think it's good that he wins to keep the race interesting. I think Hillary will eventually outlast him in the delegant count but Obama will get at least 1500 delegates.

    January 26, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    He Spent almost all the time there so it was a easy win there.. but Hillary Clinton was the smartest one she went to the Feb 5th states which shes leading in almost all the Super Tuesday states.... Clinton will win the Nomination

    January 26, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    You guys didn't learn anything in 2000 did you? Don't call an election this early. I'm an Obama supporter but still think this is moronic.

    January 26, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. Jeff L

    GO OBAMA!!! So proud of what he represents for the future of this country.

    January 26, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. George from Minneapolis

    I pray for America's sake that American's are not as dumb as the Clinton's think they are. Thank God South Carolinans can think for themselves and saw through the Clinton's divisive message.

    Contrary to what the Clinton's say, Obama is not the black candidate, he is THE BEST CANDIDATE for ALL of American's.

    January 26, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  8. Scott

    Maybe this means the voting public is starting to catch on to these Clintons. When asked today if Obama running against both he and his wife, Bill Clinton stated that SC didn't matter because Jesse Jackson won SC twice in primaries in the 80's.

    The Clinton campaign also had automatic calls to people's homes last night to attack John Edwards.

    January 26, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  9. Casey

    That's a shocker! Next!

    January 26, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  10. Kevin,FL

    This win means nothing.. well nothing Big Because Hillary Clinton will win almost all the Feb 5th states

    January 26, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. Brandy, NJ

    You have to be kidding me? This was posted BEFORE the polls closed, before any numbers have come in and you have declared Obama the winner?

    Even if he is the winner, this is just more poor reporting and projecting by CNN.

    I watched CNN say Clinton was out of it after Iowa and that she wouldn't win in NH.

    I watched CNN say that Clinton was not being strong and acting about her emotional stint in NH and then a few hours later being sympathetic to her.

    I watched CNN play Bill Clinton's stunts over and over again, playing him up, playing up what he says ... while ignorning other candidate surrogates.

    Every time I turn on CNN all I hear is about the Clintons ... their stunts ... their acts ... their motives ... their issues ...

    Then you project a 'strong victory' and saying 'he will win' ... before any numbers come in.

    When did news go from REPORTING THE FACTS to being PROJECTOR and INSTIGATORS ....

    This race is more about CNN and other news medias and how THEY can spin ....

    January 26, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  12. Scott

    What's the spin tonight going to be Mark Penn?

    That Senator Clinton "didn't really try" in South Carolina? I'm sure they'll come up with some excuse. Watching the Clintons is like suffering through a news conference with a team that just got crushed and hearing them whine about how bad the refs were.

    January 26, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  13. Terri in NYC

    It would be really nice if you stop projecting and go back to reporting what happens AFTER it ACTUALLY happens.

    You guys are taking info-tainment to a new low.

    January 26, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  14. JAM

    Frankly, I don't know why CNN is acting like this is such a surprise. This primary clearly broke along racial lines and only goes to prove that this election is divisive. The country is polarized.

    January 26, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  15. isaac

    I find it very disturbing the reportage about racial voting. Why are reporters so openly racist in their predictions?

    January 26, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  16. Susan

    Well, there goes the suspense. I was hoping to see some running totals all night. Guess I'll go get a movie.

    But I DID vote for Obama. Thanks, Barack. This white, 55-year-old, Presbyterian, divorced teacher is grateful for the freshness you are bringing to this campaign.

    Way to make the suits in Washington take notice.

    January 26, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  17. Indy Voter

    Do us a favor and don't start flacking the dead horse of race. Barack did great amongst white voters, especially considering the racial history in South Carolina.

    January 26, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Brandy, NJ

    Oh and by the way since you decided to project a victory prior to the polls being closed. I have decided to change the channel and watch something else.

    Kind of stupid for your ratings isn't it to be PROJECTORS instead of FACT PROVIDERS ...

    Done with CNN ....

    January 26, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. Amy

    Yea Obama! Thank you SC for showing it is not about ugly divisive politics. Barack Obama is AMERICA'S candidate.

    Obama '08!

    January 26, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  20. jcr

    Blame the Clintons all you want. When Obama wins 81 percent of the black vote, it HAS become a racial issue.

    January 26, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  21. Jill

    Hold on . . . perhaps the voters of South Carolina believed Obama was a better Democratic candidate . . . not that "race trumpted gender". Please give him (and her) more credit!

    January 26, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  22. Name

    I think that it can be a great opportunity for USA to show to the face of the word that they are realy the most wordwide integrated land. Thus all of its citizen have the same consideration, no matter any kind of consideration. If Obama wins the 2008 presidentials, that will be another geat step for the US democracy. And this nignt victory may be one step toward this premiere.

    January 26, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  23. Lee

    One word = BLACK

    The BLACKS voted for the BLACK.

    Who's suprised.

    It will be funny too – CNN will call this a BIG win – BUT IT IS NOT. When Hillary won the last 2 were they considered big ones – no – I find it utterly hillarious. And shut that guy up that has the white hair in Nevada – he is obviously against Hillary and is not bipartisan and should not be on the air.

    Hillary is still strong amoung the WHITES and LATINOS – so we lost the BLACKS big deal – they will be the ones that suffer if Hillary is not in there.

    January 26, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  24. ariel

    Congratulations to Obama! The Clintons are sleezy and cannot be trusted. I don't want Bill Clinton running the white house again with Hillary as second mate. As shown by their political duo the last couple of weeks, it is clear that would be the outcome. Obama is America's future.

    January 26, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  25. wmm

    why is a 24% white vote for obama made out to be a strong showing but a 17% black vote for hillary not? at least that is how shneider sees it. how bias can you get. i thin if you look at the vote, the white vote shows they care more about the issues where the black vote seems to be purely based on race.

    January 26, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
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