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. Happy


    January 28, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  2. veronica lynne

    Obama can't get the majorities of the white vote, the latino vote, the women's vote. He won't win much on Feb. 5 either, and he won't get the nomination.
    Very tired of Obamamania.

    January 28, 2008 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  3. stan pitts pa

    feb 5th obamamania takes over! God bless America! Long live our great republic!

    January 28, 2008 02:58 am at 2:58 am |
  4. veronica lynne

    The trial of Rezko, Obama's Chicago pal starts Feb. 25. 'nuff said.
    Obama is an empty (rich) suit who won't be president.

    January 28, 2008 03:28 am at 3:28 am |
  5. stan pitts pa

    Norman hsu trial will begin soon, he donated roughly 1 million to HRC CAMPAIGN! HRC will never get anything done, repubs despise her, and Americans will not be fooled again!

    January 28, 2008 04:17 am at 4:17 am |
  6. Mary

    What does Obama's win in South Carolina mean? It means he'll probably win Georgia, too, as over 50% of that state's voters are black, too.

    It means that Obama can succeed in doing the predictable. Shrug shrug.

    We all have to wait until after Super Tuesday, or maybe even longer, to see if it has much more meaning than that.

    January 28, 2008 04:35 am at 4:35 am |
  7. SRP

    Hillary supporters...just because she lost a primary doesnt mean the media is biased.

    January 28, 2008 04:53 am at 4:53 am |
  8. cal - from San Jose

    I don't trust OBAMAA...........What does he do for Illinois??? Is Illinois very Rich and very Peaceful rigth now???

    January 28, 2008 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
  9. harry

    Am sorry for americans .Now what americans need is peace and unity. Hillary cannot give america that.Hillary is not bill.

    Hilliary is opposite side of bill. She is a very stubborn woman
    Obama should be the right person to change america.it shouldnt be about black or white.

    Americans change your country

    January 28, 2008 05:15 am at 5:15 am |
  10. Jim

    Simple ..........Means if you're White and you don't vote for Obama.......You're a RACIST!

    January 28, 2008 05:20 am at 5:20 am |
  11. Tired of being moderated...

    South Carolina has two mottoes:




    I'm an educated Latina and I approve of this message.

    January 28, 2008 05:32 am at 5:32 am |
  12. Bill Schneider is the best

    Obama's CHANGE =BLACK VALUE SYSTEM for America.


    January 28, 2008 06:00 am at 6:00 am |
  13. anonymous

    Faulty voting gear clouds Obama's S.Carolina win....look what I found!!!

    January 28, 2008 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  14. charlotte

    Why does California Lady get post after post and mine don"t ? Is she one of the moderators? I guess it is because she is pro-Ophama. JFK and MLK are from the past. The future man keeps bring up the past?

    January 28, 2008 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  15. Reid

    I am an African American, and I am so disappointed with South Carolina just because he is black they voted for him. Well right now i will not be voting for him again I will vote for Hillary on Super Tuesday. Thats one vote lost Obama and alot more will be lost.

    January 28, 2008 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  16. SJ

    If Obama is so young and full of hope, but already has the history he does with Rezko, what will his future be filled with?????? And who will be in it?

    If Hillary had used the words "bamboozled" and "okie-doke" what would the media be saying?

    January 28, 2008 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  17. j-dog

    There is an obvious bias playing out within the national media as they continue to build up this "paper crusade" of Senator Obamas. Caroline Kennedy? Ted Kennedy? That's like getting an endorsement from Chuck Norris or Sly Stallone... who gives a s***! This South Carolina vote was such a shocker....REALLY? It was exactly the reason Hillary was on a plane to Nashville as she realized this one was off the board before it even started. Name recognition was why she was up in the polls there in the first place so this 50% turn people are touting is a sham. Black candidate + Black State = Black win and don't even throw Iowa at me... those freaks are never on the mark... historically it has been New Hampshire. Just saw the report that Bill Clinton is a racist by stating the obvious, that Jesse Jackson won SC during his presidential runs. This whole issue is beginning to make me boil but I begin to settle down each time I see new polls, yes new polls, that show Hillary leading in every "major" february 5th state. All of you are certainly living a "fairytale" if you believe that Republicans and Democrats will rally around one person for the common good... you are dreaming, need to pinch yourselves and wake up to reality.
    The end result is that Hillary Clinton will be our nominee because she receives the broad support needed to win the general election... whites, blacks, hispanics, women, native americans, asian americans, whatever else. Those that choose not to vote for Hillary in the GE will be voicing their support for the WAR as all republican candidates, short of Ron Paul, have announced that we are there for the long haul! Wake up you silly Dems... the big, nasty fight is yet to come!

    January 28, 2008 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  18. Jermain

    The last time I checked, Obama was half white also. So can we please move on from the black and white issue. This just goes to show that this country has not moved on from racial division.

    January 28, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  19. veronica lynne

    I agree with Jim–that's what is implied!
    This Dem will vote against him if he's the nominee, because he's a talker not a doer.

    January 28, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  20. AJ - Montpelier

    What it means is that this became a racial issue in South Carolina. The blacks voted for Obama because he's black. If you look at the polls, Edwards and Hillary took the majority of the whote vote while Obama took nearly all of the black vote. Surprising? Not really. After all, with Obama and Oprah (or should we say "Oprama") its all about being black.

    January 28, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  21. Donnie

    Obama has this one in the bag......... 2008 president- Obama!!!!!

    January 28, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  22. Godson Ugochukwu

    I write from Nigeria. You Americans are a funny lot, full of entertainment. This may yet be your most entertaining election. Keep the flaks flying, bloggers. The rest of us are enthralled!

    January 28, 2008 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  23. Dan, NJ

    Sour grapes from Hillary supporters:

    1. For those of you saying Obama won S.C. because he is black, please explain how Hillary had a 54-28 lead among blacks going in to SC. Then SHE played the race card and lost. She had 54% of blacks going in and Obama won close to 80%. Sure, some people may have voted along racial lines, but a swing like that is a reflection on her dirty tactics and dishonest campaing.

    2. Why were none of you complaining when CNN showed Hillary crying every 3 seconds in NH? Where was the bias then? Exit polls showed many voters were effected by seeing her contrived "softer side" but none of you were crying bias then.

    3. And while we're talking about HRC supporters following a double standard, why do none of you whine about your candidate continually playing the gender card? As a matter of sheer numbers, there are far more female voters than black voters. Invoking the race card as a black candidate makes no sense bc it can alienate the significantly larger white population. However, invoking the gender card as a woman appeals to over 50% of voters. So while Hillary continually and intentionally invokes the gender card, so many biggots waste time accusing Obama of invoking the race card.

    January 28, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  24. Yolanda

    blacks voted for obama because the media kept telling them to do so and the corporate big media kept slandering clintons by repeatedly that they are racist. that is all what this means.
    ....and this is how the media and Barack Hussein Obama won the south

    January 28, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  25. Micky Q

    I find the bigotry of some of you contributors scary!! If whites vote for HRC, there is nothing wrong but when blacks vote for Obama they are racist!! Such twisted logic will surely be the demise of America.

    January 28, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
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