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.

From the ArkTimes store

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

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Today in Trump: Obstruction of justice anyone?

    It's the New York Times with the news today. Fired FBI Director James Comey kept notes of his talks with Donald Trump. A memo he wrote in February after a meeting with Trump said the president asked him to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation