According to CNN Political Ticker, even though registered republicans outnumber Democrats in South Carolina, in the state’s Democratic primary Saturday, Barack Obama has 294,799 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting — more than the top two finishers in last week’s GOP primary combined. Last Saturday, winner John McCain pulled in 147,283 votes. Runner-up Mike Huckabee captured 132,440.
So far, Obama has won a state with a majority being a White population (Iowa) and a state with its majority being Black (South Carolina). With both of these wins, it will definitely boost Obama’s chances nationally.
Also, Caroline Kennedy (JFK’s daughter) announced her decision to endorse Obama in an op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times published on the paper’s Web site Saturday night, called “A President Like My Father“, citing:
It isn’t that the other candidates are not experienced or knowledgeable. But this year, that may not be enough. We need a change in the leadership of this country — just as we did in 1960….
I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.
This election is our chance to give the American people a reason to believe again…Don’t tell me we can’t change.Yes, we can. Yes, we can change. Yes, we can.Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breath, we will hope.And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words — yes, we can.