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Awaiting Results: Obama Scores South Carolina

The polls just closed, but CNN is projecting that Obama is the winner in South Carolina, the South's first primary.

Obama won, nabbing the trophy and subsequent momentum, right on the heels of a week of tough fighting in South Carolina with every member of the hopeful First Families participating.

The win also means that there's still a tight race heading in to Super Tuesday on February 5th. Are you excited to keep this contest alive? Are you glad Obama won?

In other news, John McCain has just received the endorsement of the Governor of Florida. The Florida Republican primary is Tuesday.


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trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
The number that turned out just to vote for Obama alone, was close to the number of people that collectivly voted (meaning all blue votes) in the last primary of 2004!!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
What is so great about this primary is this: the number of democrats that turned out was far more than at the Republican primary...and South Carolina usually votes Republican. Could Obama turn a red state blue?
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
AWESOME!! I love this guy. Billary can kiss my ass. Someone said he won in a "black state"..mmkay what about his win in iowa???
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 9 years
It was obvious Obama would win SC - onto super Tuesday - go Hillary!!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
That'smajor, with all respect, may I ask what you don't like about Obama versus Hilary? Just out of curiosity, I am not trying to start a fight. ;)
glamourgal glamourgal 9 years
My eyes were glued to the t.v. during his incredible speech. Now he gained the endorsement of JFK's daughter. I am so pleased. I'm with Barack all the way.
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
I hardly got to sleep last night, my head was totally up and running for hours over this! The Obama that spoke last night is the leader that will take the country by storm, even when the polls favor the Clintons; I believe we can do this!! In the end it will be a choice over leadership qualities, and I think a positive and optimistic campaign will out shine and out weigh the cynical and dirty one.
thatsmajor thatsmajor 9 years
I seem to stand alone, but I love Hillary and I believe she is the best candidate this country has seen in a very long time. I am not a big fan of Obama so this is not the best of news for me... Oh well, gotta move on. Hillary '08!!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I'm so pleased with the SC vote!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
whoo hoo!
pequeña pequeña 9 years
This is sooo good news!! Yey! He's a great leader and I think he is the only one who can bring real change.
piper23 piper23 9 years
Again...Clinton = evil. Four years of evil in OUR White House? Please people, wake up. I look forward to a Republican kicking her butt in the general election.
indielove indielove 9 years
I'm with you, Jillness. Totally agree with your 1st comment. He has so much integrity, when others have been attacking him left and right. He IS very wise and a great role model. He'd be the best thing to happen to this country in a LONG time. Funny how he completely decimated Hilary. I had a lot of respect for her but she plays a really dirty game and would do just about ANYTHING to win. Team Obama!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
lostkyte lostkyte 9 years
I am so incredibly grateful and excited that the voters of South Carolina came out to support Barack Obama. He is truly an inspirational leader and I hope that he wins!! GO OBAMA GO! FIRED UP!
KadBunny KadBunny 9 years
Yes! :D Go Obama!
pargie pargie 9 years
Yes, I'm so ecstatic!
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
Yes, and this is pretty big because they (she and her late mother) has very close ties to the Clintons. Which is why it is a big deal to Obama, and I can't wait to read the article tomorrow!
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 9 years
Speaking of, Caroline Kennedy is endorsing Obama in tomorrow's NYT :) :) :)
trésjolie1 trésjolie1 9 years
Hillarys speech was really weak, and she tried going soft again, though at this point it kind of seems robotic. Obama's speech was amazing, I'm so glad he is now taking the high road. His rhetoric is superior to any politician since JFK when he shines like today.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
WOW, the numbers keep going up Obama actually got OVER 290,000 of the votes!
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
His speech was AWESOME!!! He really destroyed them tonight he won by 55%!!! He got 280,000 of the votes and in the last election only 290,000 voted in TOTAL! WOW!!!
ashopaholic ashopaholic 9 years
no suprises here
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 9 years
Nice victory speech from Obama :)
DearMissPriss DearMissPriss 9 years
I'm happy! Citizen, I was reading that Clinton is trying to get Michigan and Florida delegates to the can she do that? And why did push their elections up, knowing the consequences? For the media attention?
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