Obama rides record turnout in landslide in South Carolina

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Barack Obama left the Democratic field in his red clay dust Saturday, easily winning South Carolina’s first-in-the-South Democratic presidential primary.

In an election tainted by bickering and complaints about the focus on race and gender, black voters proved decisive for the U.S. Senator from Illinois.

According to exit polls, African-Americans accounted for more than half of Democratic voters, with four of every five of those voters, men and women, choosing Obama.

After spending much of the week fending off jabs from the Hillary Clinton campaign, Obama again tried to rise above the fray in his victory speech.

“It’s not about rich versus poor; young versus old; black versus white,” Obama said. “This election is about past versus future.

“Out of many we are one. While we breathe, we hope,” he said, referencing the state motto and his own campaign slogan.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsUS Presidential Election 2008* South Carolina

Posted January 27, 2008 at 8:02 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. libraryjim wrote:

CNN was quick to point out today that “even though Obama won big in SC, Hillary Clinton still leads in the delegate count and is expected to win big on Super Tuesday”.

Gee, I wonder who they are supporting?  wink

January 27, 11:51 am | [comment link]
2. Tom Roberts wrote:

And the “C” stands for what in CNN?

January 27, 11:56 am | [comment link]
3. John316 wrote:

The “C” stands for Corporate.  ;>)

January 27, 4:48 pm | [comment link]
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