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. Miguel Robledo, McAllen, Texas

    John Edwards is the Ralph Nader (Spoiler) in 2008. Selfish, self-centered; does nothing for uniting Democrats. John “Spoiler” Edwards beginning to look more and more like Bill Clinton: Saying and doing anything to get elected, no matter what the results indicate.

    January 27, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  2. Rob

    It means this guy is acceptable by blacks, whites, latinos and every other person. Remember, Obama makes the whole world more interested in this race and that brings more respect for America.

    January 27, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. Souly

    Nothing it is like the others that many people are making since the begining. Carolin has got a lot of respect among people, but it does not mean that people will follow her to Obama!

    January 27, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. Terri Patanus

    Don' t care they both are irrevelent. Make them feel good now they will not win the nomination.

    HILLARY all the way!

    January 27, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  5. Ginny CA

    It means he has won his second (out of five primaries) with an overwhelming African-American vote.

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

    Blogging that the Media is stealing the election is not working – call them instead and tell them we are sick of their inaccurate accusatory fairy tale comments about Senator Clinton.

    January 27, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  7. Tony, Enterprise, Alabama

    It means that 80% of African Americans supported Senator Obama in South Carolina, what a surprise!

    IT MEANS NOTHING. It means the election continues and may the best man or woman win!

    CLINTON '08

    January 27, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  8. Mirta

    It means that 80% of African Americans voted for him because he is black. No one can convince me otherwise.

    Super Tuesday will tell us more.

    Hillary '08

    January 27, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. Naga Nandivada

    Caroline Kennedy endorses Obama:

    This further enhances Obama's image as a wholesome American Presidential Candidate . Most importantly it gives credence and authencity to American's belief that Obama is a movement of hope that will bring unity and fulfill the American dream.

    While he speaks from the heart he has an intelligent mind that has laid out "must do" things on Health care, Economic policy, Iraq policy, Education etc. He has always maintained that "we went into Iraq carelessly but we have to come out very carefully"

    It is highly commendable that the Democrats have come out in large numbers, with great enthusiasim to participate in the primaries. However Obama does not get enough credit for this. By endorsing Obama Caroline Kennedy has recognized this movement.

    Thanks and regards Naga

    January 27, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  10. Call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    Why won't you post my comments – this is what the rest of America is thinking?

    January 27, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. No Clinton Dynasty


    Stay strong over the coming weeks! You know the Clinton's will fire back with lies and distortions. However, it will be hard to spin a 28 point loss!

    The country is ready for something new and fresh; to be united NOT divided.

    Hope is a powerful message that the Clintons cannot destroy. The country is ready Barack Obama!

    January 27, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. Rico

    Martins comments are a reflection of how the race is shaping up.
    Anyone who says that Obama didnt win South Carolina because of the black vote is simply misguided.

    January 27, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Joelle, Milwaukee, WI

    As an Independent, leaning Democrat, I find this somehow very disturbing...

    The Political Affirmative Action Candidate, Mr. Obama, remains an empty suit that grabs the microphone, gazes up at the clouds, speaks to the clouds in paragraphs or books, and is never seriously questioned or made to answer about anything. It's all hope, change, hope, change, hope, change...

    I HOPE that this situation will CHANGE, and the people, certainly the press, which has already anointed him, will begin to ask some SERIOUS QUESTIONS for a CHANGE!

    Re: S.C. with 80% of the black vote for Obama... certainly no racial bias there? Additionally, there are perhaps 2 or 3 other states, in the South that are very similar to S.C.; that would be Georgia, Alabama and perhaps Mississippi.

    I find it very troubling that anyone can get 80% of the S.C. vote and we still have people saying, "I'm glad that America has rejected race as an issue in the election process."

    Think about this: The blacks came home for OJ and the blacks are certainly comin' home for Obama...

    January 27, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. Didi Miesen

    It means CNN's bias is working. Hope you're all proud of your 'journalistic' ethics. NOT.

    January 27, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. I call for the good people of American to call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    Think of how the Clinton's must think when you take their good name and let a bunch of runaway 'journalist' cheat the American people out of their choices for President with your slanderous accusations against the President and Senator. Of course, if you had to report only on the news, you would have too much void air time. So, let's attack without evidence the Senator Clinton.

    America is sick of it.

    January 27, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  16. I call for the good people of American to call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    The number can be obtained by calling information.

    January 27, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  17. I call for the good people of America to call the Media and insist they stop Stealing the Election

    Wow, what happened to the first Amendment?

    January 27, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  18. Becky

    I agree....the media wants Obama....and that is that....who cares what Americans wants.....by the way...we want someone who will be experience to fix the problems of this country....not just sound good giving speeches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  19. JC

    Call the Clinton's and insist they stop lieing, cheating, manipulating and destroying. Then get on board the hope express – join the future and leave the past behind.

    Go Obama

    January 27, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. PJ, New York

    The American people are smarter than the media gives us credit for. Well, they obviously weren't smart enough in South Carolina but that was a given, we knew what was going to happen there.

    January 27, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    It's a sad day for south carolina......

    January 27, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  22. Robyn

    Open Letter to CNN: This week, I stopped watching your television coverage of the presidential election. I found in its place refreshingly unbiased coverage on other networks, including, to my surprise, FOX. I read recently that CNN dismissed James Carville from its team of "analysts" as a result of complaints from Obama. However, everyone left on your team is openly hostile to Hillary Clinton, especially Carl Bernstein. It's a disappointment to me, as I used to watch CNN religiously because you were a straight news source. No longer. Ciao, hadios, shalom....another viewer goes to FOX.

    January 27, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  23. Pat

    How can anyone in their right mind endorse or vote for obama???

    January 27, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  24. Rico

    I'm suprised that CNN have not picked up on this.
    on February 25th, Tony Rezko goes on trial facing federal charges of major corruption. The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday that Barack Obama has just been identified by a source as the unnamed "political candidate" referred to in a document that outlines the case against Rezko.

    January 27, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  25. rick

    okay i don't see what the big deal is here,, obviously black americans feel most comfortable with someone who looks more like them,, just like many white and latinos feel more comfortable with someone that looks like them,, that is not racial but personal preference,, it was not suprising that this would happen just as it was not suprising that it happened in N.H. and Nevada,, nor will it be any different when we look back after super tuesday

    January 27, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
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