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Barack Obama Wins South Carolina Primary

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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Barack Obama Wins South Carolina Primary


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Sen. Barack Obama, vying to become the nation's first black president, has won the South Carolina primary today, ABC News projects, boosted by huge turnout of African-American voters in a state whose electorate appears polarized along racial lines.
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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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Obama pulls out a big win...Bill and Hillary couldn't pull it out with all their mud slinging.

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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I'm an Aussie........ I just dont get your electoral system at all... where can i learn it?
Cheers

Mungo



posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 06:41 PM
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And something else interesting :


The South Carolina Democratic primary has been a bitter, hard-fought contest with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama taking jabs at each other in Monday's televised debate. In the exit polls, we asked voters in this primary if the candidates were attacking each other unfairly. Fifty-six percent of those voting so far think Obama attacked Clinton unfairly, and while that is a high number, more people thought Clinton unfairly attacked Obama -- 70%.

The Clintons have been accused of playing the race card in this contest. We do see some potential fallout for the Clintons in the African-American community: 74% of African-American voters think that Clinton unfairly attacked Obama. But when we look at the same question among white voters, a comparable number thought Clinton unfairly attacked Obama -- 68%.

Also worth mentioning, a majority of the voters -- 56% -- said that Bill Clinton's campaigning was important to their vote today.

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 06:50 PM
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Here's how it works...I hope you have some Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen handy (or whiskey).
There is no national primary with the winner being the person with the most votes.
Each state gets to hold a primary - it starts in January and ends somewhere in June. (I am alittle unsure - states were moving them around).
With state gets a certain amount of delegates based on population.
Some states also have "Super Delegates" that are given to the candidates by people running the Democratic party (Republicans dont have this).
So if you win with 51% of the vote, you dont get all the delegates, you get a fraction - it depends on which counties/precincts you win.
For the Dems there are 4049 total delegates available - you need more than 2025 to be "THE PICK" to run for the White House.
Just an example - Mr. Obama lost to Mrs. Clinton in Nevada but received more delegates because of the precincts he won.
So at the end of the primaries, there is a National Convention for each party. If it is not resolved, the SuperDelegates or any Delegates not commited at any primary or caucus will be assigned.

I personally want a National Primary Day with the popular vote winners running for the White House and the 2nd place person running for VP, but I am in the minority.

Also, it gives me something to watch tonight since there is no Hockey, Baseball or Football on right now in the states...



posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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I'm glad it came out for Obama...

The more I see of him, the better I like him...

Semper



posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
The more I see of him, the better I like him...

Semper, can it really be we agree on something politically?

I expected Obama to win South Carolina, though the double digits are a pleasant surprise. He truly has an appeal for all sorts of people; he lifts the rhetoric out of partisan bickering and looks for ways to unite us as a country. He has an ability to motivate and inspire the best, rather than the worst, in people. That is a quality we have not seen in a long time.

I see that Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg) is endorsing Obama tomorrow in an op-ed in the New York Times. She compares him to her father.



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 05:55 AM
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This primary had an amazing outcome. Obama won 2-1 over Hillary. Obama came out on top across the board. People are really believing his campaign slogan of Change.
His appeal is across party lines though (outside of talk radio). The way Obama is doing is the way I though Ron Paul would have done on the Republican side (I say that because here in MI, there are signs up everywhere, bumperstickers, people on street corners with pickets).
I wait with anticipation for the Florida Primary on Tuesday. Crists endorsement of McCain last night seemed...well...fake. A Republican Governor backing the man who co-sponsored the "Amnesty Bill" in a state with alot of Immigrants (legal/political asylum). Should be interesting.
And for Florida being "New York South" because of all the retirees, does Hillary steam roll the state?



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 06:07 AM
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Semper, can it really be we agree on something politically?


I guess it does after all....


I'm far from ready to "back" him, I still have hope the Republicans will put someone up (Romney) I can get behind.

Any other choice though, McCain, Huckster or Paul and I will support Obama. I do like his message and his composure, even more than Romney, but alas he is a Democrat when all is said and done and I just don't feel like taking two steps back from where I have fought to get myself and my family all this time.

However, he is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack...

Semper



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 06:47 AM
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Originally posted by harddrive21
This primary had an amazing outcome. Obama won 2-1 over Hillary. Obama came out on top across the board. People are really believing his campaign slogan of Change.
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I wait with anticipation for the Florida Primary on Tuesday. Crists endorsement of McCain last night seemed...well...fake. A Republican Governor backing the man who co-sponsored the "Amnesty Bill" in a state with alot of Immigrants (legal/political asylum). Should be interesting.
And for Florida being "New York South" because of all the retirees, does Hillary steam roll the state?

I don't see Hillary as a New Yorker, and a lot of people agree with me. She's a carpetbagging opportunist, imo.

Obabma's margin of victory was impressive, since we've always been told that Slick Willy was America's First Black President.



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 07:14 AM
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I agree she is not a real NY'er. I was unfortunately there for her Senate runs. But family friends (retired teachers and a busdriver) who are hardcore Democrats love her - the elderly in my parents neighborhood put up Hillary 08 signs - and now they are in Florida for the winter. It wouldn't surprise me if she wins Florida because of all the 6 and 6ers that live there for the winter.
In case you're wondering - I never liked her, never voted for her and never will. Her first race for NY Senate against Lazio was a joke. When Giuliani backed out Lazio was the sacrificial lamb. If Giuliani never had Prostate Cancer, Hillary may not have won and we wouldn't be where we are today imo.



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