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. Quinn

    Whether or not you believe this race is about race, one thing cannot be denied. Young voters in every state so far, regardless of color, have chosen Barack Obama by a wide margin. Even if he doesn't win this time, old voters are dying off and being replaced by young open-minded voters who aren't afraid of change. America is headed in the right direction.

    Go Obama.

    Billary Go Home.

    January 27, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. Em

    Why does everyone love Obama? I'm from Illinois, and Obama has done nothing for us. We would have been better off with a different senator. OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING TO HELP ILLINOIS. Edwards is a much better candidate for president. Edwards cares about the people whose voice hasn't been heard. EDWARDS IS ALL FOR THE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE SHOULD START TO LISTEN TO HIS IDEAS!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. mhanna

    fired up
    ready to go

    obama 08

    January 27, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  4. RIP ron paul support

    Barack Obama is the man with the plan!!!!! I am supporting him 100%! He is the president of our dreams. He will be the greatest uniter this nation has ever known!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  5. Angela Ash, Iowa

    From the relationship with the real estate gay, you can see what kind of person Obama is. Do not just believe what he said but see what he did .

    January 27, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  6. Einstein

    When are you people going to wake up and look at the Karl Rove/GOP plan. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that they want to rid themselves of Clinton before the general elections so that they can have Obama so that they can squash him like a bug. He is the GOP's only hope of retaining the White House.

    January 27, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  7. Joanne in Indy

    I have to wonder how many Dems will vote for Republicans if their candidate doesn't get the nod. And this is looking like a long bloody fight between the two that could mean a very vulnerable and divided party in the fall. Of course, the same could very well happen on the Republican side as well. At the very least, this election cycle will not be boring!

    Obama or McCain in 08!

    January 27, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  8. Salamander Sam

    For the life of me, I can't understand the uproar over Hillary and Barack. NEITHER brings anything of real value to the table. Nothing. Nada. Each only has a "Hollywood" persona of sorts. What are the Dems thinking?

    The Dems need a viable candidate or we may have another Republican, like Giuliani, Romney or McCain – – – each of which has a plethora of valuable experiences to bring to the table.

    January 27, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  9. stan pitts pa

    hey bnw: obama is not responsible for all the venom and negativity hrc, her husband and their campaign spew! heck he is not even responsible for all the hate and negativity hrc supporters spew, they made a choice to make this about getting the clintons back in the white house and not about the issues! Americans are just getting to out smart the clintons once and for all!

    January 27, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  10. united for truth

    We need a fresh young politician, smart and idealistic person not coporate lobbist.

    January 27, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  11. Sean, Detroit, MI

    WOW, "Yoli", so because Obama had Oprah campaign for him, that's using the race card???

    That's the most unbelievable thing I've heard in a while!! So you're saying that Obama should only have, and showcase, white supporters? Otherwise he's "using the race card"???

    I can only hope that you were kidding and I missed the joke.

    January 27, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  12. S. Rice

    I'm sorry, it is the media giving the Clinton's a bad name? You are right- if Clinton is nominated by our party, the republican nominee will be in the White House, but it won't be the media's fault. It will be our fault for failing to nominate the best candidate.

    January 27, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  13. Mark

    Mrs. Clinton verbally recognized that she was experiencing sleep deprivation and certainly showed it in Nashville last night. Here is my point: All of the Presidential candidates are tired, but the last thing you want to do is admit that. A true leader never admits that he/she is tired. This is the home stretch where you have to show all your energy and might in order to project yourself as a true leader. Obama continues to show this optimistic energy and that is who I want representing the free world.

    January 27, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  14. Bencard

    what's the big deal about obama winning south carolina? it was expected, wasn't it? why are the t.v. pundits like yours sensationalizing it like it was the "upset" of the century? that would not, by itself, make him the democratic nominee and i don't think he would be.

    January 27, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  15. sairefgm

    It means an end of an era.

    Obama------–>whitehouse(Old regime)-------->OUT

    Honorable discharged veteran.

    January 27, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  16. B.C. in Virginia

    Obama is such a great candidate for president....until one takes a closer look at his ties to the racist Trinity United Church of Christ. Yes, the man gives a great speech. But remember, America. Hitler did as well.


    January 27, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  17. jeremy

    Christina you are still making that old fear vote.. the ocupation in iraq should be over and obama has said that and that is the reason for his backing

    January 27, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  18. jeremy

    the clintons havent done themselves any favors by excepting big contobutions from big corporations all over the usa

    January 27, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  19. Minority

    82% of black men voted for Obama. 79% of black women voted for Obama. Who's the racist? The blacks or the whites. Really, what is the probability that all of the 82% and 79% voted on issues? By the way, I am a minority, so I'm just calling a spade a spade. If we, the minority, expect the whites to be color blind, we should set an example.

    A minority in Streamwood IL

    January 27, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  20. jp/michigan

    Obama will say and do whatever it takes to get elected. Crying poor me, picked upon by the Clintons , please vote for me. He played the race card and got away with it, by blaming the Clintons. Slick and sly Obama.

    January 27, 2008 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  21. Jim Beans

    I think most of the truely great Military men have retired in disgust.

    January 27, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  22. Angie

    Yoli, that is ridiculous. Did the white candidates play the race card when they brought white celebrities to campaign for them? So why is it that when a black candidate has a black celebrity endorsing him, it's labeled "the race card"??? Talk about a double standard!

    And Mauri, if you really believe Obama is the only person to play the race card then you must not have been listening to Bill Clinton for the past few weeks. That's why they lost the black vote. They alienated the black voters...don't forget that they were still ahead before the negative campaigning began. People are so quick to say that black people voted for Obama because he is black. Truth is, many black people would have voted for a Clinton too, had they not alienated them in the past few weeks. Since the Clintons only got 27% of the vote, it seems like plenty of people were turned off by the way they have handled this campaign, both black and white.

    January 27, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  23. agron

    I am black, black people vote for me, but black people are 'NOT' racist, ..Obama...lol..

    Wake up America...

    IOWA 99% white people vote for Obama...

    S.CAROLINA 60% black people vote for OBAMA...

    Obama you wrong...period...you play dangers game....

    Edwards 08

    January 27, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  24. Robert M. Reidy N.Y.

    New York, California and New Jersey will break for Obama
    they are catching the fever – my contacts are amazed at the
    excitement and organization forming around Michelle and
    Barack Obama !

    Hillary was too tired to give a concession speech !
    Is this presidential material ?

    The world is watching, Europe and Africa and Japan are
    even excited about Barack !

    As John McClaughlin would say to Hillary, " Bye Bye "

    January 27, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  25. shaun

    california voter,

    you are just a hillary voter that's following in the footsteps of your fearless leader. You love smear tactics and lies and everything else crummy. I really can't believe your even a democrat.

    a vote for obama is a vote for change

    January 28, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
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