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. Bodie

    I didn't hear anyone brush Billary's win in New Hampshire off because of the "Gender Bias" vote that she got there. As a matter of fact she was actually praised for being able to dominate that category.
    I am a registered Republican and I am finding the "Racial Hipocracy" within the Dem Party to be laughable. Can't wait to see what happens this week!

    January 27, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. Clinton's Logic

    The Clinton's argument that Obama is "the black candidate" is an attempt to remind the Democrat voters that there are not enough black people to win a general election, even if every last one of them votes, and a suggestion that because whites will not support him, he will inevitably lose in November if he is the nominee.

    In other words, the Clinton's believe that the majority of white liberals are in fact racists and will vote accordingly, or not vote at all, if asked to support a black man.

    I can't imagine this is the message Democrats in general want to get behind.

    January 27, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. Carrie

    President Barrack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama

    January 27, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  4. Ryan sc

    Hillary still leads big in delegates and that is one thing even Obama cant Change.

    January 27, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Robert

    What does it mean?.... South Carolina got to see the Clinton's politics up close, and they did not like them or did not like the intensely negative and divisive way that they campaigned. They did not vote for the "black candidate" last election, but they thought the candidate who happens to be black looked good this time, especially in comparison.

    January 27, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |

    The media can be almost as manipulative as the Clinto's.

    If you want to study manipulation watch Bill Clinton not the media.

    January 27, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  7. North Carolina Voter

    We have a woman and an African-American running for the Democrat nomination, and, oh, there's you, John Edwards, a son of the South. Remember that comment? Isn't that a bit racist and presumptious? The media portrays that Obama can do no wrong, Clinton can do no right, and Edwards does not matter. The news media, itself a large corporation and owned by large corporations, has through biased reporting and commentary and hyped up issues of race and gender, has predestined the fall election to go to the Republican candidate, no matter who he is. Look out for the next jounalistic blitz of race, gender, and RELIGION. The media controls what many think and do. Wake up America!

    January 27, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. mhanna

    bill clinton win in the 90 by the support of the black vote and these are the citizen of this country they are american hillary supportre go educate yourself and then leave a comment

    vote for america vote obama

    by the way i am white i am a republican and i am proud to be an obamma supporter

    god bless

    January 27, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. AllegedRightWingConspiracy

    America meet the next First Lady and President.

    And the Clintons were so "entit'ed" to go back to Washington.

    Some of us read you like a book BillyBoy although I'm sure this posts like others of mine will be "Held in Moderation" until this article comes down! Talk of sick of something how about all the pictures of Hill-Bill-A-Ry CNN is putting up. Huuuuuuh I thought she lost?

    January 27, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. jk

    CNN did not introduce race in the election. Bill Clinton did!
    He will be the same person courting black votes to win. After all the Democratic Party cannot really win without strong support from the African Americans nationwide.
    Mr Clinton will reclaim his "blackness"at this point. We are a lot smarter than he wants to give us credit for. Was this a r t i c u l a t e d well enough?

    January 27, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Joan, New York, NY

    I am a woman and take great pride in accomplishing things on my own. I deeply resent Hillary Clinton for depending on her husband to drag her across the finish line.

    January 27, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  12. Joan, New York, NY

    She is weaker than I thought...

    January 27, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  13. jp

    if only the media were to aks Obama the right questions, to live on hope and change, and to have meetings to decide when the have a meeting, in order to make a desicion, this what Obama appears to be.
    good luck

    January 27, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  14. Christina

    I am so fed up with this Presidential race. Sorry, folks. Obama, as exciting as he is, is not the right guy at the right time. Maybe in 2012. If it's not going to be Hillary as the Democratic nominee, I am prepared to vote for McCain (or Romney, for that matter). We have a war going on. We have to get out of it carefully. I don't think Obama can do that.

    January 27, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  15. JohnS

    The Hillary wins, call them as you may, have never really been that substantial. The media likes HUGE numbers.

    As an example, in Nevada, Clinton (like Gore) won the popular vote, but Obama (like Bush) won more delegates; got it? The media is not going to make a big deal of such a win.

    The wins of Obama in both Iowa and SC have been HISTORICAL. The democrats should NOT forget that these huge numbers are due to the Independents and cross-over Republicans. These people (count me in) will soon go back to the Republicans, if Hillary turns out to be the nominees. None of these people will GO OUT THERE to vote for Hillary, period! That is, soon, you will begin to see the numbers shift; thanks to uninformed democrats, these people need to wake up to these types of reality.

    January 27, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  16. Roland

    It means Obama won the black vote in South Carolina and will lose the white vote all over the US as a result of the backlash after excessive media coverage of the isolated Black rout in South Carolina.

    January 27, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. amir

    we need obama to help change america.the hold world is watching. they know how we treat each other.

    January 27, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  18. Stop It Bill

    Did anyone ask themselves why Hillary waited until 2008 to run?

    Do you think it was because she wanted to gain more "experience"?

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are living proof (In case the two Bush terms weren't enough), there is a NEED to be engaged in Politics, in Community activity at any level of administration and hold elected officials accountable for their actions.

    Wake up America and go vote!!

    The only definition of Leader I know is that someone who INSPIRES, and unites a diverse group such that they are willing to follow!!!

    That person is definitely Obama and not Clinton.

    I continue to argue that the fate of 300 million people (and the rest of the world for that matter) cannot be decided by only 75 million or less.

    January 27, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  19. jonathan

    The Clinton attacks represent, revealingly, the politics of disgust on which they have driven their troubled careers. Obama on the other hand represents the hope the world so desperately needs.

    January 27, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. blotin

    Unfortunately instead of the American people electing the next President, it is being done by the biased media which has crowned Obama the next JFK. Michelle Obama is now even wearing pink Jackie Kennedy suits.

    January 27, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  21. Bob

    I think Hiliary is still the best choice for President. I admired her,so smart... Obama i dont know, the country will be worst if he is elected to be the President....
    We us American's should stand together for the good of our country. Media stop acting fool and dont creticized Clinton's.

    January 27, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  22. Rod

    It means that an entire segment of our population are sheep. I was shocked to see all the anti-Hillary comments here so, I did a little research to find the top 5 reason why we should all hate Hillary.

    1. She had the audacity to stay with her husband after he was found to have cheated on her.

    2. She wasTOO active in trying to help get health insurance coverage to ALL americans while her husband was President.

    3. She was TOO busy improving the quality of education for pre-k and elementary school children to notice that her husband was fooling around.

    4. She silly enough to be one of many Senator's fooled into believing that President Bush would not lie us into war. (Should have just voted "PRESENT" )

    5. She had the gall to go to college and become a lawyer, instead of staying home and baking cookies.

    I must admit, doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me…. but the media seems to be saying we shouldn't like her… so I guess I'll be a sheep like the rest of you.

    January 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  23. gavin

    Both candidates are using their race and sex, as a means to "make history." American does not need to make "history," We need to focus on actual issues. Voting for Obama, simply because he's black is racist. Mitt '08

    A black guy

    January 27, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  24. Mark

    The comments posted here are worrisome. It appears that the Democratic Party is rupturing. in an election year of critical importance to Democrats, that does not bode well.

    January 27, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  25. Kim

    As Hillary said, everyone needs to relax. Why? Because she knows that Super Tuesday will be her turn in the limelight as she moves ahead as the front-runner. Watch for her to win more than 18 states. Then see what spin the media puts on her and Obama. The media played up SC – they had too because after that Obama is all but done. Clinton knows it too.

    January 27, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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