Obama wins S.C. | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Obama wins S.C.

Posted By on Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Actually, the headline was written and posted long before the polls were scheduled to close. But I thought I might as well join the conventional wisdom early. Feel free to add election commentary here as the evening wears on.

South Carolina, like all states that have voted so far, seems to be showing greater enthusiasm for Democratic candidates than in previous years, if turnout means anything. So if the candidates don't terminally mutilate each other by November, that STILL could be good news. Big turnout is a national story.

UPDATE: You know by now it was a 2-1, racially pronounced whuppin' that Obama laid on Clinton. Mr. Clinton spoke in Missouri, congratulated Obama and launched into a stemwinder on policy specifics. Those speeches have been widely derided by media in the past -- and it was again tonight -- but polls in years past showed they worked much better with average voters, who do seem to care about health care, AIDS, the economy, etc. In this race? Who knows? One wonders if there could be a Frank White moment for the Clintons. An apology for overheated rhetoric, an acceptance of the South Carolina vote as a knuckle-rap for a bad boy and a changed tenor for the future. We'll see. Florida, though it doesn't matter as far as delegates are concerned, now matters.


Favorite

Comments (38)

Showing 1-38 of 38

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-38 of 38

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Leslie Rutledge mounts the Trump defense

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is adopting the Donald Trump strategy on news of her lackluster history as a DHS lawyer: unleash a Tweetstorm and call it "fake news" This is another way to say "facts unflattering to the candidate." She protests too much.
    • Aug 21, 2018
  • Griffen ethics case will proceed to trial

    The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission Monday denied Judge Wendell Griffen's request to dismiss ethics charges against him. It also granted him only limited access to documents he'd sought related to the investigation.
    • Aug 21, 2018
  • UPDATE: Circuit judge rules that DHS must release Leslie Rutledge's personnel records

    Word just in that Circuit Judge Tim Fox has ordered from the bench that the state's Department of Human Services must release the personnel files on Leslie Rutledge that have previously been hidden from public view.
    • Aug 20, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Hospitality, restaurant groups oppose bathroom bill

    Add the restaurant and hospitality association to those opposed to Sen. Linda Collins-Smith's bill to keep transgender people out of public restrooms that match their gender identity.
    • Mar 16, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation