Obama, Clinton Face Off in SC Primary

Obama, Clinton Face Off in SC Primary

There are 11 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 26, 2008, titled Obama, Clinton Face Off in SC Primary. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Democratic presidential rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton collided Saturday in a racially charged South Carolina primary, prelude to the Feb.

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Matt from CT

United States

#1 Jan 26, 2008
>Clinton campaign strategists denied any intentional effort
>to stir the racial debate. But they said they believe the
>fallout has had the effect of branding Obama as "the
>black candidate," a tag that could hurt him outside the

a) As an American, I think it's a good thing that being Black is now considered the thing to be to win the south. Imagine that in 1958.

b) As someone who likes to be sarcastic towards Democrats, can not stand Hillary, and fundamentally does not believe in dynastic political families...how much fun it is to watch the Clintons be the ones contemptous that a black man is running for President.

Guilford, CT

#2 Jan 26, 2008
From the article:
'"They are getting votes, to be sure, because of their race or gender. That's why people tell me Hillary doesn't have a chance of winning here," the former president said at one stop as he campaigned for his wife, strongly suggesting that blacks would not support a white alternative to Obama.

Clinton campaign strategists denied any intentional effort to stir the racial debate. But they said they believe the fallout has had the effect of branding Obama as "the black candidate," a tag that could hurt him outside the South.'

I think that it is disgraceful how WJC has conducted himself as a former President. Say what you want about GHWB and GWB, they never conducted themselves like this.

I am glad that BHO smoked HRC in SC.

I am hopeful that the Black vote is not a monolith and that many will wake up and see that the traditional Democratic establishment has not helped them move ahead and gain their independence over the last 40 years.

Handouts do not equal independence.
Democrat for Life

United States

#3 Jan 26, 2008
Of course the black democrats will vote for Obama, it's their meal ticket for more handhouts.
ny observer

Tappan, NY

#4 Jan 26, 2008
Democrat for Life wrote:
Of course the black democrats will vote for Obama, it's their meal ticket for more handhouts.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...... "handouts" - as in puny pocket change & dry milk & no health care

as opposed to Bush & cronies million dollar "handouts" to friends, and friends of friends,- even out of the country - out of hemisphere friends.

ny observer

Tappan, NY

#5 Jan 26, 2008
know anything about Halliburton? Saudi Arabia?

Waukegan, IL

#6 Jan 26, 2008
democrat for life-- wake up!!!!! Shillary and slick willie are a disgraceful pair of lying, cheating and foul play politicians, who will do or say anything to get elected. I am a democrat too but, refuse to be fooled by these two charlatans again. Obama doesnt carry the baggage of the Clintons, and no I am not black but think the time is ripe for a fresh outlook in Washington. Obama is bright and did not use the race card--- He is above that and thats why I like and respect his views on most things.

United States

#7 Jan 26, 2008
Democrat for Life wrote:
Of course the black democrats will vote for Obama, it's their meal ticket for more handhouts.
Among voters 65 and older, Clinton beat Obama 40 to 32 percent. But Obama handily defeated Clinton in every other bracket, and overall garnered 58 percent of the vote among 18 to 64-year-olds while 23 percent of those voters picked Clinton - Source CNN.

Racists like you find it hard to believe that whites are voting for Obama. Blacks only account for 20 percent of the U.S. population and the majority of them don't vote. The black vote won't make anyone president.

So if you have a problem with Obama, talk to your people at your next meeting. Tell to stop this madness.

Middletown, CT

#8 Jan 27, 2008
My Observer asks if we know anything about Saudi Arabia. I know a bit...

I know the Saudi's donated 10 million dollars to the Clinton Library and foundation. I know the Clinton's receive 10 million a year from the administrators of the investments of the Emir of Dubai, the largest component state in the UAE? I know that based on the above, it is virtually impossible for HC to be objective when representing the USA
on matters that relate to that region which is vital to our economy. I also know that if HC comes out on top, we will have another gate; this one will be Saudigate!

Guilford, CT

#9 Jan 27, 2008
Democrat for Life wrote:
Of course the black democrats will vote for Obama, it's their meal ticket for more handhouts.
I am a white, independent conservative and I am insulted by your bigotry.

Waukegan, IL

#10 Jan 27, 2008
I am a white senior citizen and would not ever vote for the lying,cheating,duplicitous Clintons. I'm sick of slick Willie's trying to be cute. He is an ugly american and i am an ashamed democrat to have to admit voting for this weasel. Go to Saudi Arabia or Dubai Bill and take you scheming wife with you=====PLEASE> Obama has class and he is a breath of fresh air.

Manchester, CT

#11 Jan 27, 2008
I watched the democratic candidates last night for the first time and based upon observing the speeches I favor Obama. He presented himself well. He demonstrated himself to be intelligent and sincere. He's young, confident and energetic. It's time for a black president to be elected. This is what our country needs in order to help heal wounds and promote harmony within our own boarders. Wouldn't that alone be progress? Wouldn't other countries perceive us as better representing the more diverse population that occupies our land? With the other democratic candidates it's foreseeable that the future will be the same politics as usual. It would be nice to have a woman president but she’s tainted by past scandal and a relationship with a former president who was nearly impeached. I don't think most Americans want another Republican president either. We've had enough embarrassment from a complicated war justified by false information and a blubbering leader who strives to be politically correct. Obama seems to be a natural. I don't see any fake smiles or hidden agendas with him. He has purpose. His appointment represents progress. Being the first minority president, I expect that if elected he would strive to make significant positive change while making a real effort to avoid embarrassment. He seems to want the presidency for all the right reasons.

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