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Published on May 7, 2008 By Bahu Virupaksha In Current Events

It looked as though all was lost for Senator Barack Obama, just a few weeks back. How he faught back. He won very convincingly in North Carolina winning nealy 93% of the Afican-American vote and nearly 40% of the rest of the state. Those who said that Obama can win only small and inconsequential states will have to reassess their early opinions. Even in Indianna, the Lake County votes have still not been counted as I write and it is likely that Obama may even win there. Hillary Clinton has not won Indianna, even if she does marginally better, as we all expected that the fire storm over Reverend Jermeiah Wright to swing the votes in favor of Clinton. The two states show that the Senator from Illinois has put ther past behind him and he is still in the race.

The Campaingn from thenside of Hillary Clinton was getting nasty and bitter by the day and it maust be said that Obama by and large played the game in a higly professional and straight manner. Of ourse he did go "negative" but that was certainly not on the scale of the Clinton campaign. He is still the candidate of change and hope and, the vast majority of the democratic voters are being convinced by his message. In Denver, at the Democratic Party National Convention, the Super Delegates will have to take into consideration that unlike Clinton, Barack Obama has demonstrated hios support among a wide swathe of the electorate: African_American, Hispanic, Whites, Women and ofcourse the blue collared workers.

The fact that the Hillary Clinton campaign used the vituperative rhetoric of Rev Wright in the advertisements means that it is no lonmger a factor in the minds of the voting public. And this man is a huge relief.


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on May 07, 2008

The fact that the Hillary Clinton campaign used the vituperative rhetoric of Rev Wright in the advertisements means that it is no lonmger a factor in the minds of the voting public. And this man is a huge relief.

Wrong.  Obama won NC purely because of the African-American vote.  His associations with the racist Wright cost him with other voters, and would cost him big in the general election.

on May 07, 2008
North Carolina wants to THINK it is a big state. It is not, the only thing big in NC is their egos.

Obama still has that albatross around his neck of not being able to win big states.
on May 07, 2008

Obama won NC purely because of the African-American vote.

Only 21.59% of people in NC are black...according to 2000 census data and my awesome math skills.  That's not even close to a majority.

~Zoo

on May 07, 2008
Only 21.59% of people in NC are black...according to 2000 census data and my awesome math skills. That's not even close to a majority.


First, take population and multiply by .33 (only about 33% are democrats). 21.59% is a majority of 33%. If all blacks in NC are democrats (yet to be determined).
on May 07, 2008

Barack Obama never wanted his candidacy to be about race, but an extraordinary racial gap appeared to play a decisive role in his big North Carolina victory Tuesday.

According to exit polling in the Tar Heel State, Obama got 92 percent of the African-American vote — a record percentage for him in the Democratic primaries. Blacks made up a third of the state’s electorate.

Hillary Clinton’s continued advantage over Obama among white voters — who made up 62 percent of the total and voted 60 to 36 percent for her over Obama — was no match for the solid backing the Illinois senator got from blacks.


Without the overwhelming black vote, Obama wouldn't have done so well.

 

 

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