January 27th, 2008
09:43 AM ET
13 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. neutralobserver

    I'm tired of all this race talk. Stop it! It has no place in our country.
    Here's what's happened so far:
    1. Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama finish about even in some northern/middle states.
    2. Mr. Obama wins overwhelmingly in a southern state.

    And that's the truth to this neutral observer.

    January 28, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Rick

    Everyone has an opinion, but what is the worth of an opinion when the facts are not clear, when we are kept out of the loop by liars in Washington, trouble makers on the news, and those who worship the almighty buck by earning immense profits from waging wars. Our ignorance is not bliss – that is clearly in evidence as I read the comments already posted. As for racial prejudice, it has never gone away – I fear for Obama's life if he should become president...

    January 28, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  3. Ike

    I keep hearing that Obama has no "real answers", has never been thoroughly questioned about positions, doesn't have the experience, etc...Can someone, in an intelligent manner please, tell me what Senator Clinton has done and why her past makes her more ready to lead? I hear her talk about "35 years of experience", but what is it? If she has been such a great change agent for 35 years, why do we find ourselves in this position as a country. I am not trying to bad mouth Clinton as I have respect for both she and her husband, and will vote for her if she gets the nomination, but I really don't see or hear discussions of what she has actually done.

    I've watched football for 35 years, but that doesn't mean that I'll be playing in the Super Bowl next week!?

    January 28, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. john-virginia

    It mean nothing. The real race is set to come. 76% of whites voted against him. As we head to states with a smaller pool of African Americans and larger latino demographics it's tougher for him.

    January 28, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. Monroe

    It means the hibernating black vote awakened this time because a black candidate was losing before the SC primary. This will mean a backlash on Super Tuesday with an overwhelming vote for Hillary.

    January 28, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Ike

    I must have missed the "American Public You're an Idiot" memo. I didn't realize I was supposed to let the media choose my vote as many of you suggested occurred. I thought I was supposed to acutally educate myself, read books, listen to speeches, review voting records, look at the issues that effect me personally, think about my children's future, and then choose a candidate.

    I wish I would have read your postings before I went through all of that work, then I would have had more time to sit at the computer and type non-sense.

    January 28, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. Donna

    When I heard Obama say ( on Sunday) that they ( meaning his) campaign had been courting "Sen. Ted Kennedy for sometime now, I wonder what they promised the Senator.
    So how much weight does this endorsement have. Not tooooo much in my eyes. Isn't he just part of that old guard establisment that Obama wants to change. Politics as usual. Lets see what you can do in the White HOuse not too much I guess.

    January 28, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  8. Teni

    Obama won Iowa and there was hardly an african american in sight. He can win both African American and White. The Clintons will lend any excuse to discredit Obama, and so will their supporters.

    January 28, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  9. checkthisout

    Gender card ?
    What gender card?
    A bigger portion of BLACK Women voted for Obama.
    SC was about the Blackness of ones skin. Period.

    January 28, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  10. mark

    It means a greater resolve to go Hillary and bigger support for Hillary on Super Tuesday! Hillary 2008.

    January 28, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. Rosa

    Wake up America...
    With the endorsement of Kennedy and Kerry we see Obama taken the same high road he accused the Clinton. It is old Washington again.

    How he going to do change owing so many favors to the old guard.

    Showing your thru colors Obama.

    January 28, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  12. Attacks by the Establishment on Ron Paul Continue

    Federal agents arrested indicted political donor Antoin “Tony” Rezko at his home Monday on an alleged bond violation after investigators noticed movement in some of his finances, according to a report.

    Rezko, former friend and fundraiser of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, is scheduled to stand trial this month on charges of fraud, attempted extortion and money laundering.

    Obama, who has worked to distance himself from Rezko, has donated more than $80,000 in contributions linked to Rezko to a charity.

    Rezko, also a former adviser for Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he shook down investment firms seeking business deals with the state of Illinois.

    Just last week a photo of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton surfaced of the couple with Rezko. Hillary Clinton said she didn’t remember the photo being taken.

    After he was indicted in 2006, Rezko was taken into custody and later released on bail after pleading not guilty in the case over his relationships with top officials extorting companies for business deals. Some of Rezko’s friends put up nine properties totaling $1.5 million to

    January 28, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  13. casey

    Blacks voted for Obama because that is who they felt would represent this country the best, whites voted for the same reasons. Why are you guys trying to make more of it. It is simple. By the way, the other candidates read speeches Saturday night, while Obama didn't look down not once. That's because he is more intelligent and knows what he is doing. Trust me, Hillary will not make a good president, she is already too tired. When HRC won NH and NV no one said anything about the press, now all of a sudden the press is to blame for Obama's win. There is no reason to get upset about the black votes, because some are voting for HRC, so it is not a black thing. Wake up.

    Obama 08

    January 28, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. roger, conway sc

    If you watched the CNN's SC primary election returns on Saturday night & feel that the media is not biased toward Obama you must be deaf & blind. You would have thought it was the general election & they commented about the Clintons as if they were out of the primary election all together after Obama's victory. Between Roland Martin(Obama supporter) & Bill Bennett (right winger who was reporting from Nevada of all places wonder if he was at a black jack table) & Bernstein (who wrote a book about Hillary to fill his sleazy pockets with $$$) along with Blitzer, Anderson & the other biased media I hope the Clintons start treating CNN like FOX & refuse to talk or be interviewed by them...I have watched CNN for years & until this primary election season I have always found them to be very fair. They seem to want to choose the Democratic candiate instead of the voters, they are not nearly as involved or critical of the republicans....

    January 28, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Michiel

    For all those interested, please go to MSNBC and read the article under the headline "Political fundraiser Rezko arrested " You may find it to be of interest.

    January 28, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. faith

    A few posts were made on the Caroline Kennedy thread about Obama's "present" votes. The "present" votes have been logically explained. What I found disturbing was his absence during a very important senate vote, which added Iran's revolutionary guard on the list of terrorists groups. Thus, giving Bush more power to go to war with Iran. His excuse was that he "was on the campaign trail". Bidden, Dodd and Clinton took time away from their campaigns to vote. This told me he was indecisive and dodging the issue.

    January 28, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  17. California Voter

    When will the media start asking Senator Obama the questions America wants answered? Why doesn't the media do their job and get those answers out of him? And when he wiggles out of giving an answer, then why isn't it reported? I want to be inspired by the vision, hope, and dream, but I also want to know how it will be accomplished. I've voted in 5 presidential campaigns and the President we elect this year is going to have it the hardest. There is so much cleaning up to do and so much work building our relationships again with so many other countries.

    I hope that Americans will do their own research outside of biased television news channels before they make their decision on our next President.

    January 28, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. tuycan

    I support senator Obama ; but I support senator Hillary Clinton much more . The Clintons have long been my favorite couple for so many years . Nobody can be your match and nobody can beat you , dear senator Hillary Clinton !

    January 28, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. Didi Miesen

    CNN's (the new FOX) credibility as a News Network is in the toilet!

    What viewer can trust anything they have to say after this weekend's disgusting display?

    January 28, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  20. averagejoe

    B.O. is starting to show his true character now.

    While always claiming to be Anti-Washington, he acts exactly the opposite of what he preaches.

    just a little drop of endorsement and the whole Anti-Washington rhetoric becomes crap. what's worse, he's trying to spin this by talking about more (transition) crap!

    he can talk his way out of this with more crap but he cannot give a straight answer to the question: If he is really anti-Washington, why then does he group himself with the likes of Ted Kennedy who is the epitome of Washington politics?

    Is this the same reason why even as he say he's anti-lobbyist, he accepted many years of financial support from known Chicago lobbyist Rezco?

    action speaks louder than words.

    January 29, 2008 03:31 am at 3:31 am |
  21. Didi Miesen

    CNN is no longer a credible news network. It's heartbreaking to witness such a highly respected network turn into a piece of trash.

    January 29, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  22. Didi Miesen

    I believe the media thinks the general public is too stupid to see what they're up to.

    Time will tell.

    January 29, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  23. jazz

    Enough with the Hillary bashing. She is one of the most intelligent candidate in this race. Obama needs to come back in about eight years. Obama has done his share of bashing too. while i don't like it, i say lets skip to the plain facts. Hilliary has the experience and brains to make a difference in the world. After all look at our current president and see how the public was duped into electing him. let's see what a woman can do.

    January 30, 2008 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
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