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

    Obama bruised badly after SC by not rising above the negative campaign which he bragged about. and his camp insinuated that the Clinton was playing into racist paranoia by criticizing a blank man on his thin resume. Give me a break Obama, you yourself said ambition alone is not enough, you have to have idea and vision. Well, Obama idea and vision show no concrete to fix the current America's ill like health care coverage for all Americans.

    When politicians keep calling each other a liar, people are turned off. It is like the kettle calls the pot black.
    Does not matter what Hillary Clinton said about Obama, the fact of the matter, is Obama health care plan is not mandated, is not universal health care coverage.

    Does not matter what Hillary may have said or not have said about Obama, the fact is, he supports only single care provider.

    joe

    January 26, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. Gerri

    I am sad at the bad coverage tonight. The numbers were not even out and you were already on the attack....

    It seems as if you guys are ginving your words and not taking the voters voice at all...Sad but true....

    We are ready for a woman President and or a Black man....

    January 26, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  3. Charles T, VA

    Bill Clinton shame on you. Obama won 25% of the white votes in SC of all places so your race baiting strategy failed. People are crying for a new direction and you are going to cost Hillary the nomination.

    The payback for your race baiting has just started bill, you wait for super tuesday because Obama will turn around your games and the American people seeing your tricks will hate you and Hillary for trying to take this country backwards because of your lust for power.

    And besides, Obama is White and Black so no race label will stick on him. I never knew you were so stupid Bill to give Obama this opening. Now watch Obama play uniter and talk more about his white mother and black father. Obama has fought this race battles years ago as kid and wrote about it in his book.

    Obama is neither black nor white he is human and a good one at that. You think he will hate his moms race or his fathers race?

    Don't worry Bill after Obamas nominattion we expect Hillary to give you divorce papers as agreed. I know I know she's supposed to wait six months before serving you. Look at the bright side you've been with her all these years so six more months won't kill YA.

    January 26, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  4. Mary

    How do you KNOW Obama has won 81% of the black vote? Have the voting results actually been counted?

    What is the matter with this country? A POLL is not a vote, a vote is a vote.

    I think it's highly irresponsible to show any candidate as having any percentage of the votes until the precincts are closed and the vote is counted.

    I call on the UN to send in watchers to monitor the validity of this election, since the media is certainly doing all it can to rig it before citizens actually have a chance to vote.

    January 26, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Barry Scott

    It's racial if you want it to be, look at his remarkable "white" support in Iowa and New Hampshire.
    Obama attracts a diversity of Americans, that many blacks favor him is no more surprising than the strong support for Hillary among women.
    Be colorblind, its 2008, grow up....

    Fired up!
    Ready to go!!!
    Obama 2008

    January 26, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  6. Barbara

    America has always voted based on ethnic background, religious affiliation, etc.. The only time it becomes an issue is when it is race. America has not gotten over the race issue. It is time we move past this. Obama is an articulate, intelligent, qualified candidate. We need to move on from this race issue.

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  7. PB in Rhody

    Congratulations Senator Obama! Thank you South Carolina. It was not the proudest week in the history of the democratic electorate. A hard fight but clearly both Senator Clinton and Mr. Edwards care deeply about the future of America and this process- Good luck to them and to all the candidates in the coming months. Travel safely.
    Obama 08! Yes we can!

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  8. Nik T - Houston, TX

    Obama got 81% of the black vote... they are voting by RACE. Obama is TOAST because he forgets 88% of the Electorate is NOT black.

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  9. mandy

    I think it is unbelievable that ANYONE would vote because of race or gender!! If we are really that foolish to vote that way then we got what we deserved from 8 years of the Bush administration!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!! VOTE for the issues not for popularity!!!

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  10. Kingsley

    Democrats win 90% of the black vote. Is that a racial issue ?

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  11. Democrat for life

    Are you forgetting about IOWA WHICH IS 95% WHITE was a state which OBAMA WON?

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. shaun

    Let's move past the racial divide and move on...If you want to vote for hillary then vote
    for her,I just chose to vote for obama...sorry

    vote obama

    January 26, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  13. Glen, Boston, MA

    Is anyone else outraged by these "superdelegates"?

    It seems very un-American and rigged in favor of those already established in the system, not newcomers.

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

    Absolutely and I think this will hurt him in the long run.

    January 26, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  15. Diana Block

    Can someone explain why CNN feels like it would be such a blow to the Clinton campaign for her to come in 3rd in SC? She came in third in IA and went on to win NH, MI, & NV. Why is winning SC such an explosion for the Obama campaign? He won IA and lost three states immediately after. What makes SC alone so significant in the race. In fact Obama will not run into very many more states that has such a large population of African American voters, which obviously gave him the edge in SC. What will he do in states that are only 10-15 % black as most are.

    January 26, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  16. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    I'm a happy camper. President Obama, that sound fine to me

    January 26, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  17. Raed

    I think Bill position in SC wasnot to help Hillary win SC, but to lose it, but by labeling Barack Obama as a black president, they can afford to sacrifice SC in order to hurt BO chances in other States, they are learning from Iowa lesson,, days will show if i am correct.

    January 26, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  18. tom

    And that's exactly how the Clinton's want it now... a race-charged sprint to the finish where they will surely win the votes, plus most of the superdelegates!!

    January 26, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. Chris O

    There is no US politician i loved more than BIll, but he just left a sour taste this time around. I understand they want this so bad there was no reason to pull Obama down by twisting the truth..Chris from Ottawa, Canada

    January 26, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  20. Todd

    It is indeed a racial issue, I have always tried to be colorblind in any dealings with my fellow Americans. I firmly believe that all of us deserve the same rights and priveleges, but I also have observed that when people say they are voting "to make history", it smacks of ignorance. I congratulate Mr Obama for his win, but the sad fact is that he is just as much white as he is black. Sad indeed is that we have now seen racism come full circle, with people of color ignoring issues and experience, and simply voting for someone of color "to make a statement".

    January 26, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  21. Sherri

    It's no surprise that Obama won South Carolina. How can anyone say it's not about race right now? Anyone who says otherwise is not being honest.

    January 26, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  22. sgr

    and what % of the wite voters voted for Clinton or Edwards?

    January 26, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  23. A

    That's not fair at all. Obama won in Iowa! IOWA. And after winning Iowa, personal attacks and subtle remarks on race began.

    Seriously if all this racism garbage was not brought up, people would vote on issues like how it's supposed to be. But now, and I am blaming the Clintons, because of the nonissue of race, people may feel compelled to vote for a candidate because of the color of their skin.

    It's sick but I have faith in us and I hope we'll all get past race and focus on things like Iraq and the economy and character and integrity...

    January 26, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  24. Greg

    Obama won 24% of the white vote, a substantial amount. This data suggests he overcame the Clinton machine's attempt to make this a race issue. Way to go Obama!

    January 26, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  25. kalliope

    Can you say LANDSLIDE?????

    Go South Carolina!

    OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA!!!
    Stand for Change

    January 26, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
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