Obama’s rebuke to the Clintons

January 26, 2008 | By | 5 Replies More

The South Carolina results are in.  Barack Obama has obtained 55% of the votes in a three-way race.  In his victory speech, Obama eloquently scolded the Clintons for their divisive politics.   This criticism becomes evident at the five minute mark and crescendos at about the nine minute mark. 

Andrew Sullivan analyzes some of the South Carolina numbers:

Obama won 52 percent of the non-black vote under 30. Among the over-60s, he won a mere 15 percent of the non-black vote. The legacy is racism is clearly dying. Then this: Obama won every demographic among the religiously observant. And the more devout they are – judging by their church attendance – the better he did.

 Interesting stuff.



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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    And then he appears on David Letterman to read his top ten campaign promises. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/25/obama-de

  2. Ben says:

    "Hillary Clinton for President"  Click here.

    Journalism is dead, folks. Start with that…

  3. I think I don't like her. I saw this video where she got a bit emotional. The first time I saw it I was concentrating on observing her reaction. The second time I paid more attention about what she said and her claim that some people know what they will do and others don't struck me as such a cheap trick. No need to act as if you are desperate, because you fear that a win of your opponent would mean that your country will end in the gutter. I can not imagine her to be the kind of person who would be desperate, but I can see her being pissed off because she didn't get something. I don't like to see this kind of dishonesty in politicians; people who are not able to stand up for who they are, and that includes being someone who wants power, are also the kind of people who will bow to others and sell their own convictions. She is weak. Ok, she is probably the product of a patriarchic society. If she were a man she would have it easier.

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    George Lakoff argues that there is a deep chasm between the two leading Democrat candidates, Obama and Clinton. This deep difference, he argues, is not understood by the mainstream media:

    To the editors of the New York Times, the quality of leadership seems not to be an "issue." The ability to unite the country is not an "issue." What Obama calls the empathy deficit — attunement to the experience and needs of real people — is not an "issue." Honesty is not an "issue." Trust is not an "issue." Moral judgment is not an "issue." Values are not "issues." Adherence to democratic ideals — rather than political positioning, triangulation, and incrementalism — are not "issues." Inspiration, a call to a higher purpose, and a transcendence of interest-based politics are not "issues."

    For the full article at Huffpo, see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-lakoff/what-

  5. From Erich's link:

    Obama understands the importance of values, connection, authenticity, trust, and identity.

    Hillary looks at politics through interests and interest groups, seeking policies that satisfy the interests of such groups. Obama's thinking emphasizes empathy over interest groups.

    From what I have seen as far as now this seems to be right to me.

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