Obama Beats Clinton By 2 to 1 Margin


Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton by more than a two to one margin in South Carolina. As expected, Obama beat Clinton by a wide margin among black voters but also won among many other groups. The exit polls show Obama Obama beat Clinton among women 53% to 30%. Obama won every age group except voters over 65 years of age.

The Clintons responded to Obama’s win in Iowa by launching a campaign based upon lies, smears, and racism. Obama responded to this during his victory speech (video above).

We’re up against decades of bitter partisanship that cause politicians to demonize their opponents instead of coming together to make college affordable or energy cleaner. It’s the kind of partisanship where you’re not even allowed to say that a Republican had an idea, even if it’s one you never agreed with.

That’s the kind of politics that is bad for our party, it is bad for our country, and this is our chance to end it once and for all.

We’re up against the idea that it’s acceptable to say anything and do anything to win an election. But we know that this is exactly what’s wrong with our politics. This is why people don’t believe what their leaders say anymore. This is why they tune out.

And this election is our chance to give the American people a reason to believe again.

The Clintons have tried to frame the South Carolina primary as a black versus white battle in the hopes of attracting more white votes on Super Tuesday. Obama also responded to this tactic:

So understand this, South Carolina. The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders. It’s not about rich vs. poor, young vs. old. And it is not about black vs. white.

This election is about the past vs. the future. It’s about whether we settle for the same divisions and distractions and drama that passes for politics today or whether we reach for a politics of common sense and innovation, a politics of shared sacrifice and shared prosperity.

Past versus future. The politics of change versus the politics of smears from a candidate who will say or do anything to get elected. These are the choices we face as the primary battle goes forward.

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