January 27th, 2008
09:43 AM ET
10 years ago

What does it mean?

The Best Political Team breaks down Obama's big win in South Carolina. (Photo Credit: AP)

soundoff (323 Responses)
  1. true news

    Hillary Clinton only beat Barack Obama among elderly voters, according to CNN exit polls: LIES LIES LIES he she beat him on the white vote big time: SAY it CNN

    January 27, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  2. true news

    there was not broad support 25 percent of white vote is not broad support

    January 27, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Paulette Q.

    "What does it mean?"

    It means that Senator Obama and his hard working supporters, gave Hillary the best darn spanking she's ever had in her whole political life. She's still rubbing her rear-end right now from the stinging that she got yesterday. That's exactly what she needed for all of the irresponsible and underhanded politics that she and her husband were playing.

    Barack is trying very hard to unite this country and more. All voters in this country need to hop on board this locomotive and fully support him to victory in November. Barack is everyone's future!

    January 27, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  4. J. Dean, Juno Beach, FLORIDA


    January 27, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. SS, MN

    Snoop dog could have won South Carolina in a heart-beat.

    January 27, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Selly

    Obama the next president of America will be RIGHT ON DAY ONE,

    January 27, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  7. RealityKing

    It means 30% of Americans wants change and knows Hillary can not bring it..

    January 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. caroler

    It means that South Carolina voters
    understand the Constitution, which limits
    Bill Clinton to two terms which he has
    already served. Although his third term,
    behind the front of Hillary, would have been
    virtual, we all know, now, how powerful
    virtual reality is! However, if you want the
    related noun: "virtue", that is something that even
    he, much as he claims for himself, cannot claim.

    Obama can!

    January 27, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. Andy, New York, New York

    Obama's South Carolina win was supposed to be about Blacks backing Obama so Whites elsewhere could come out and back Hillary.

    Unfortunately for Hillary, there are many Whites who are backing Obama elsewhere, so Team Clinton's strategy of using race as a wedge to slingshot her to the nomination is not coming as easy as she wanted.

    And hubby Bill is no real help, despite his elder status in the Democratic Party.

    What it all means is that the Democratic Party, obviously more excited about its prospect than the Republican Party, is changing its complexion to reflect a truly diverse demographic in which the old school players (past) are being confronted by new school players (present/future), and the latter group is saying: "THIS IS OUR TIME and IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE! What worked in the 90's was good for the nineties. But this is the seventh year of the New Millennnium and we need something different to work today."

    January 27, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. Nobama

    Party on before game over on Feb 5.

    January 27, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. Denver

    It means Obama won S. Carolina.

    January 27, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  12. Mark C. Eades

    Hillary Clinton deserved the beating she received in South Carolina. Her and her husband’s behavior in recent weeks has been a disgrace, and as a former Clinton voter I have lost any respect I ever had for the former first couple. I have no doubt, however, that we can fully expect to see more dirty politics from the Clintons as we head into Super Tuesday.

    January 27, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  13. Renee

    Iam so happy for Obama's Win in South Carolina. When the Clintons were trying to bring him down it back fired. yes he had most of the Black votes and a good portion of the white votes too, and remembering the Iowa is 95% white votes for Obama this is wonderful saying to me that the one who did vote for Obama did because they liked his vision and issues to lead this country. so let us just step back and know that change is in the making.

    January 27, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  14. Ray

    NOTHING. NObama won by the black vote..Thats IT!! He has played this vote if he admits it or not and should be ashamed of himself. the media has played into this and The Clinton HATE machine is out there. Obama has no leadership skills, only skills he has shown is that he can divided out party along racial divides. If Obama wins the nomination, and I DONT think he will, I will vote Republican for the first time ever. Last night showed me and millions of others that Obama is nothing but a divider who played on the black vote.

    January 27, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  15. From The North

    I believe it means that Americans are getting caught up in Obama Rhetoric, Promises and Dreams, They are letting flowery speeches and grand visions of Great Tomorrows replace critical information on the plans needed to carry his message to fruition.

    It's long past time for Americans to demand that Obama back up his words with substance and his vision with plans. Otherwise, his words are just another pretty package that is nice to look but will never be opened or used. And usually the best gifts are those that look the least impressive from the outside but delight us with the contents within. Obama's speech is the gift that looks impressive but has nothing inside.

    January 27, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  16. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    It means the same thing as Hillary's win in N.H.

    January 27, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  17. Tom, Boston, MA

    Whatever CNN spindoctors want it to mean, LOL. No need to waste time listening.

    January 27, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  18. pam Eugene OR

    It means we might have a chance for REAL change and honesty in Washington! Hopefully it means no more Clintons and no more Bushes.
    Obama/Edwards 08

    January 27, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  19. Katy Hill Prescott Az.

    It means we are sick of the lies, deceit, false promises of the established politicians. Anyone who wants to see the difference between real and phony had only to watch Hillary Clinton's "sugar wouldn't melt in my mouth" interview on Face the Nationj this morning. This harpy avoided every question, talked about how much her lying, cheating spouse loved her and basically did a great suck up denial of everything she and Bill said this week. How can anybody seriously want a female Bush to take over the presidency.

    January 27, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  20. Call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    Please call the Media and insist they stop stealing the election with their outrageous lies about Senator Clinton. They have lied and conjured all kinds of ridiculous statements about President and Senator Clinton.

    America is sick of this.

    January 27, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. Vic

    It seems to me this is not fair to the Clintons, everytime they open their mouth the media blows everything out of proportion. I think both campaingns are to blame, Obama uses the race card when it's convenient for him, like in South Carolina. And for the attacking Obama attacked first in the debate and Obama has been putting ads in Florida for about a week where he is not supposed to, if it was Hillary it would had been in the news every five minutes.

    January 27, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  22. Call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    I guess you are not going to post my comments because you are part of the conspiracy?

    January 27, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  23. An outsider

    You mean what does Obama's victory mean? It means – nothing!

    To watch 80% of one ethinicty vote for one person, shows America is still backwards. And it shows American media has taken a step back to yellow journalism as they are trying to paint the victory as something else.

    A sad day for American when it took a step back in this 21st century.

    January 27, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  24. Call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    Some of us have time to watch what you all have been up to with your continual insulting remarks about Billery as you address Obama as Senator Obama. You ask her to explain Bill's infidelity and your continual premise that she is polarizing and unlikeable.

    We like her just fine. Get some respectable Journalists. These need to go.

    January 27, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  25. Call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    Stop your prejudicial and slanderous remarks about Senator Clinton.

    January 27, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
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