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. BCNU purple state, usa

    The lies and conjuring are from Camp Clinton, and you are right, America is sick of that.

    January 27, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Becky

    Obama is getting all these early endorsements by all these Ultra Liberal democrats who will be expecting a LOT back....HE IS GOING TO BE BEHOLDING TO THESE PEOPLE>>>and they will not let him forget it...forget about any NEW BLOOD....old liberal men who will be telling him when to do it and how to do it...and that my friends...is how IT will be!!!

    January 27, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  3. Maria

    Don't you ever watch TV or read the news. What lies are you talking about? I think that's the biggest fairy tale I've ever heard.

    January 27, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. Judy

    What lies?

    January 27, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Chad

    Obama should be congratulated on his win. However, the reporting needs to be honest. Obama got 25% of the white vote, Clinton got 18% of the black vote. Ever since Iowa, blacks have voted greater than 75% for Obama. Let's face it, they want the first black president. However, he has consistently lost the white vote and the latino vote since Iowa. His coalition is no where near as strong as Roland would like to believe. I wish him well, but I hope people start thinking about who has demonstrated an ability to handle complex issues, not just who looks like them. Bill Clinton was considered a success at the end of his presidency, not because of his message, but because of what he got done. The democrats don't need another Carter.

    By the way, check out Obama's voting record at senate.gov. His lack of participation the last 8 months is interesting. And he's asking for a promotion?

    January 27, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Ready for Change in NC

    Actually "Call the Media...", America is sick of the lies and low-down, base tactics of the Clinton political machine. A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for political stagnation at best (were she to win the general election), at worst a continuation of a Republican control of the highest executive office. Obama did win on the shoulders of black voters in South Carolina yesterday, but he took a substantial portion of the white vote as well, especially with white women.
    Hillary Clinton would never carry a southern state in the general election; her votes would probably look similar to her results in last night's primary. I would not be foolish enough to speak for all of the black Carolinians, but I think if the dirty comments made by the NY senator and her husband over the last couple of weeks did not seal her fate last night, the debate held by the Congressional Black Caucus did. I never thought I would see the day when I despised the Clintons, especially Bill, on whose back Hillary is riding, but the last two weeks have left me sour towards them both and the last debate left me incensed. She was disrespectful and condescending, and her shrieking, cronish comments genuinely pissed me off, and I can confidently say I wasn't the only viewer who felt that way.
    I'm waiting to see what deplorable tactics the Clintons will employ next as obviously racial division blew up in their faces, hallelujah! They (the Clintons) have successfully alienated their once solid African-American base, as well as white progressivists, and it is just what they deserve for the vile political game she has employed in this campaign. They know no other way of succeeding than being divisive and polarizing, and they tried their best to drag Obama down with them. Her platform of "Fighting the Republicans" says it all...she has an agenda, and she will fail to bring anyone together on anything. This election will be about the past vs. the Future...let us pray that Americans choose the Future, so that we may turn a page in this living history. Leave the Clintons in the past; they've had their day. May Obama lead this country into the light.
    Obama '08

    January 27, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    The Clintons stole New Hampshire with the Diebold machine. So take that and shove it

    January 27, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. GaryO Virginia Beach

    You've got to understand, the news media has a vested interest in seeing Barack Obama win the Democratic Primary. A black man in contention for the presidency is unprecedented in American politics. It is a huge story that draws large audiences and makes the news media more competitive against other segments of the entertainment industry.

    CNN, the all-news network, has sold its soul for higher ratings. CNN has abandoned any pretense of being impartial. If CNN has its way, Barack Obama WILL be the Democratic contender in the general election. CNN is without integrity. The network has become a despicable propaganda mill. I wonder if CNN could be found guilty of treason? After all, the network is jeopardizing the security of our nation in the course of lining its own pockets.

    I don't think phone calls from listeners will help much. I really don't know what would influence CNN to provide unbiased coverage. CNN executives obviously see themselves as being far above us common folk. That same type of attitude was held by the French gentry just before the invention of the guillotine. I hope CNN will refocus on providing real news coverage.

    January 27, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  9. John


    the media didnt steal the election....people are just sick of the CLINTONS and their lies, their shameful tactics and their attitude....

    OBAMA 08!!!

    January 27, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. Mary

    It's clear that the media has chosen their Democratic candidate, and it's Obama.

    As was the case when Dubya first ran for the office of president, we won't see any real investigative journalism in regards to the Obamas or any serious questioning of their anti-Clinton hype until long after the next president takes office.

    Because of the way the media is running this election process...and have no doubt about it, it IS the media that's running the show, many people like myself are so turned off that we consider not voting at all come November.

    January 27, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  11. Lorenzo

    Wow!!!!!!!!!! Are you sleep aren't you paying attention. Or are you on that UFO.

    January 27, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  12. Luanne Smith

    I would be proud to call him President Obama!

    January 27, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  13. Democrat in MO

    America is sick of the Bush/Clinton style of dirty campaigning ... the notion that you can play on fears and prejudice, that you can lie and cheat and stab from the back, say and promise whatever it takes, market yourself with the skill of Coca-Cola selling sugar liquid like holy water.

    We had to wait for a leader to step up. The time has come. The time for change has finally come !

    Give me OBAMA'08 or DEFEAT'08 !

    January 27, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  14. alisha

    never the past vers the future...our past and our future...we are the past and the

    future...without the past theres no future...

    the past...the present...the future are mixed in our blood...with our tears ...

    never the past vers the future...

    but DOING vers TALKING

    January 27, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  15. stan pitts pa

    it means America is ready for REAL change, working with independents and republicans to move our great country forward!

    January 27, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. JS

    *sigh* None of my comments ever get posted. So much for the active duty military getting a say so in these elections!

    January 27, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Matt

    It means CNN has crowned its winner when only 5 states have gone to the polls and they're going to do everything in their power to tilt the scales in Obama's favor in coming weeks.

    January 27, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  18. The Same Voice

    It says that America has finally "found" it's voice also. Although, we didn't cry a home made tear to get it back. We finally understand that if you find your voice today... Who's voice did you use yesterday and how long will it take you to find another (voice) one.

    January 27, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Angel Valenzuela

    Get Real you lunk heads !!! it isnt Media biast is the fact that the only Redundancy in this Election is the Clinton's blantant attempt to circumvent the vote with Race bating and divisive politics . So wake up and realize that the Clintons represent more of the same thier is No real CHange with thier style of entitlement Politics .

    January 27, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Chipo

    yeah, a black man got most of the black vote in a southern state with more than 50% black voters. SURPRISE! How is that going to equate to uniting the country or anything but a loss in the general election. Clinton/Edwards 2008, Edwards/Obama 2016. Let's move forward logically

    January 27, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. Straigth Talk for Tough Times

    CNN is not biased towards one candidate or the other in this race. They are simpy reporting the facts. Obama won the entire state with the exception of two counties. No one is bashing the Clintons, people love the Clintons, they are just doing more damage to themselves and are showing that they are just more intereseted in winning the election and holding onto their power rather than helping return America to greatness. Hillary switches positions on the issues faster than any poll could say. Now she's going to Florida on the day of their election to give a victory speech after making a promise to the Dem Party that she would not campaign there. What a hypocrite!! Hillary is NOT Bill. People please don't vote just because you remember the times we had when Bill was President...it's over and he cannot run again although he may try. I thank President Clinton and Senator Clinton for their service but what the country needs now is Obama!

    January 27, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. California voter

    It means that CNN and other news media still have not asked the tough questions of Senator Obama. We know he is inspirational, about hope, change, and unity, but we do not know what these mean to him. We have not heard any questions raised by the media (well Tucker Carlson did raise the subject) regarding how Obama feels about the 10 points expounded by his church, Trinity United Church of Christ ,and we still do not know why Rezko's wife purchased the property adjacent to the Obama's - was it just a coincidence? We need these issues fleshed out by the press so that voters have that information available as they make their choices.

    January 27, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. Dee Ward Mena, AR

    way to go Didi....I totally agree. And for some reason my blogs are all waiting for moderation. does that mean they won't put them on.

    January 27, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  24. michelle in Des Moines

    They can't steal the election from her, she is never had it in the first place. That is the whole reason for this. I would vote for Obama, I will never vote for Hillary. Face it she can't win the Independent vote, not the young people and forget about the cross over Republicans. I know I am a Republican and my children ages 18-20 have all said that they will vote for Obama, if he does not get the nomination then they will vote for and I quote "WHOEVER IS RUNNING AGAISNT BILLARY" Do you Clinton people want to win the primaries and lose the Presidency?

    January 27, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  25. observer

    The black citizens of SC should be ashambed of themselves! 81% shows it was truely a commitment to race versus experience. Hillary and Bill Clinton have fought for black America and have been a voice for them when no one else would. Hillary has dedicated her entire life to equality for all races. America looked to SC and was not surprised by what they saw. Where would alot of you be had it not been for the bravery of the Clintons to be your voice? Thirty five years she has fought and in one day you SC decided you appreciated nothing.

    January 27, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
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