Obama wins big in South Carolina

Apparently, it was more important to some voters that the candidate looks like them than that the candidate is actually good for them.
Ah well, the identity politics… Clinton won the white women, Edwards white men, and Obama won big with African Americans.
Go figure….
Watch the results here as they get counted tonight…
Pam has been liveblogging and will be up on TYT at 9:30.

9 responses to “Obama wins big in South Carolina

  1. afarensis, FCD

    Rats! I was pulling for Edwards.

  2. Oh, please. Of course that’s important. Why act so surprised at it?
    But frankly, I can’t see that it matters that much. The differences between Obama and Edwards are quite small. Though I’ll probably end up giving my money to Edwards, I could vote for any of them without real heartache, unlike many past elections.
    Then again, I’m bitter because my man never got a chance.

  3. Tyler DiPietro

    “Apparently, it was more important to some voters that the candidate looks like them than that the candidate is actually good for them.”
    Mencken’s infamous observation about American voter intelligence remains true to this day, in other words.

  4. I am not surprised at all, just lamenting the fact.

  5. No, they are not stupid. But they are uninformed, too trusting of Corporate media, and they make decisions on irrational bases.

  6. Well, that’s not the most accurate way to put things. It’s true that Obama overwhelmingly won the black vote and that Clinton and Edwards both won the vote amongst their look alikes, but the numbers don’t really prove the statement that “white women voted for Hillary.” Most white women DIDN’T vote for her and most white men DIDN’T vote for Edwards. We should resist all the race and gender talk that the media tries to promote.

  7. Correct – I should have said “won amongst” not “won” implying to some “won all”.

  8. And also read this (especially the comment threads and the links brought in by commenters).