February 24th, 2014
09:25 AM ET
8 years ago

In South Carolina, Clinton forces try to tap Obama magic

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - To hear some tell it, the 2008 South Carolina primary clash between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was a few steps away from a full-blown race riot.

"It was unbelievable down here in 2007 and 2008," said Bridget Tripp, a Democratic organizer from Lexington who supported Obama in that year's primary. "Bill Clinton was going through downtown Columbia calling Barack Obama a racist."


Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • South Carolina
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  1. Thomas

    Dont let the Neocons lead us into another war .

    Rick Perry / Paul Wolfowitz 2016

    Brawn and Brain equals Freedom

    February 24, 2014 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. bobo

    Obama lied and fooled us...... I guess that is magic in the Democratic party!

    February 24, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. Bill from GA

    just saying – " typical ill informed liberal. primaries are a function of the party. complain to your political party if you don't like the primary process. "

    The the Federal Government has stepped in before to attempt to insure that elections are fair to all. One example is the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The method of choosing US Senators was changed around 1913. Changes can be made when needed. Also, it is not just the political party, but also the state governments, which make the voting laws we go by.

    Regardless, I have the opinion that the Federal Government needs to step in, AGAIN, to attempt to insure more fairness in our election process. And it is not just a 'liberal' opinion, states are all the time trying to move their primaries up, to give them more say in the election process.

    February 24, 2014 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    Applause!! Applause!! Dominican Mama!

    February 24, 2014 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    DDP wrote:

    "What destruction? People have witnessed the widespread destruction that conservative economic policies have wrought. I give examples, not talking points. Bush's own economic advisor warned that his policies would lead to trillion dollar annual deficits within a decade, and he was right."

    The destruction of whatever host to parasite unions
    Q. What destruction?
    A. The destruction of whatever.

    February 24, 2014 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Hillary's got my vote."

    Mine too, if only for the fact that I am so very exhausted from the bickering back and forth between the party's. I thought 2012 was bad. This type of garbage being promoted by the media is an insult that I suspect is only going to get worse going forward. God that the GOP would come up with some ideas other than what we've seen the past 6 years.

    Well, a decade or two when one really thinks about it realistically.

    February 24, 2014 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC


    @Rudy, to deny that unions (UAW) contributed to the (near) demise of the US auto industry is laughable.
    Unions didn't set prices. Unions didn't sign agreements that they couldn't live up to. The U.S. auto industry was a victim of its' own arrogance. The unions didn't run the companies. The unions didn't tell GM to go out on a buying binge like TYCO. The unions didn't tell GM to create its' own finance company, which then invested funds into Wall Street. Unions had nothing to do with the how GM was run. Nothing. Running the company rests solely on the top executives.

    February 24, 2014 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
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