Sunday, January 27, 2008

Obama Notches Big Win in SC

Along with receiving more democratic votes than were cast during the 2004 primary, Barack Obama's 55 percent more than doubled Hillary Clinton's paltry 27 percent (with John Edwards coming in a distant third place finish of 18 percent) to win the SC primary, on Saturday, January 26th, in a landslide! This was the most lopsided win of the primary season where all three candidates were actively campaigning (Obama & Edwards did not campaign in Michigan). The pundits were touting the huge numbers of Black voters in the state, but it is apparent that Obama's win - in all but two counties, one being John Edward's hometown - cut across racial, gender, and age groups. The win was so big, both Hillary & Bill Clinton left the state with their tails between their legs before the polls were closed on Saturday!

Obama's victory speech excoriated the Clintonistas "dirty politics" yet stayed above the fray by focusing on his main campaign themes of hope and making the sacrifices necessary for change. Excerpts from Obama's speech include:
"Tonight, the cynics who believed that what began in the snows of Iowa was just an illusion were told a different story by the good people of South Carolina."

"I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina."

"The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders. It's not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white. It's about the past versus the future."

Read the entire CNN article here.

'Yes, We Can Change' Speech after SC Primary Win

Read the transcript of Obama's victory speech 'Yes, We Can Change.'

plez sez: it is great to see Obama back in the driver's seat in the democratic race, i feel he will be the most formidable opponent for the republicans come november. hill & bill engender too much hate from the republicans who will surely come out in droves to keep them from returning to the white house... and their lack of decorum over the past couple of weeks (dredging up racial politics hell bent on dividing the Black community) may cause many Black voters to skip the general election in november if she is the democratic nominee (plezWorld will NOT be voting for hillary clinton in november).

i plan to vote early in georgia's primary (i'll probably go out to vote on monday morning)... we are part of super tuesday on february 5th. i encourage all right minded AMERICANS to ensure that BARACK OBAMA is the democratic party's presidential nominee and vote to make him our president in november 2008. he represents our best hope for change to the status quo in washington, to begin troop withdrawals from iraq, and work to heal the festering wounds of racism & classism to unify this country.

plezWorld is willing to make the necessary sacrifices to make change in this country!

1 comment:

Villager said...