As expected, Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary handily. The Clintons have shrewdly downplayed this win by not even giving a concession speech.
I was out tonight and did not get to See Obama's speech because it was so early, but from what I read, it was another magnificent performance. I'll post it here and soon as it pops up on Youtube.
But here is what I find stunning. As I was recently reminded, South Carolina is arguable the most conservative state in the Union (actually that would now be Louisiana post Katrina) and Obama just out-polled McCain and Huckabee combined receiving a total of 279, 723 votes. In last week's SC GOP primary, McCain and Huckabee (the top 2 finishers), got 147,283 and 132,440 votes respectively for a total of 279,723. Here's the data. In other words, Barack Obama just carried South Carolina!
The Democratic party has the opportunity to remake this country, and invariable they will not do it; choosing instead to nominate a lighting rod from the 1990s.