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Big Win Coming For Hillary Clinton Tonight In South Carolina

February 27, 2016

The exit polling today from South Carolina underscores what we have known for months.  Hillary Clinton would be a hard candidate to upset in this state, or for that matter, in any primary state where a large percentage of the electorate is African-American.

Today’s primary is the first to test the Democratic candidates’ popularity among a large number of black voters.  Bernie Sanders has not been a continuous voice for this demographic over the years in the way the Clintons have been.  Clinton and her husband have been advocating for decades on behalf of black voters and the fruit from those endeavors are showing up today at the polls.

Preliminary exit poll results indicate that blacks account for six in ten South Carolina Democratic primary voters today, and that will be the key to Clinton’s to-be-sure smashing victory this evening.  Even more telling and reason to show the power her candidacy has for the general election is the fact that today’s outpouring of voters is on pace to break the state’s record, 55 percent in 2008 – more than in any other state that year.

Blacks this year made up 13 percent of voters in Nevada last weekend, where Clinton won them by an overwhelming 76-22 percent.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2016 11:40 PM

    Ok, so that comment was funny–in a cute way.

  2. Solly permalink
    November 4, 2016 9:05 PM

    Spoken like a true “take it or leave it” believer. A gentle reminder, they’re looking for canvassers for the corporate welfare democratic ticket. You can get your email solicitation directly, or through Wiki Leaks.

  3. November 4, 2016 7:43 PM

    And maybe the press would have had to investigate the taxes of Bernie and his ties to many elements he claims to diss–and how about how his wife crippled a college with her ‘skills’. Yeah, it would have been fun.

  4. November 4, 2016 7:41 PM

    A gentle reminder that if one can not win the primary season one has no chance in the general.

  5. Solly permalink
    November 4, 2016 7:37 PM

    African American early voting is down considerably. Time to step up, including those ancient congressmen (you know, the ones who can’t remember Bernie in the civil rights movement) and blog writers…………” Lots of revisionist and Ivory Tower political analysis going on in Dekesville. Jim Clyburn, John Lewis and Deke better be knocking on lots of doors this fall to make it happen. Otherwise, leaving us with a vulnerable nominee because she’s been around 30 years is “a revoltin’ development.”

  6. February 28, 2016 9:26 AM

    To be a general election candidate requires that one wins state primaries. I am not in any way predicting Clinton will win SC–she will not. But a candidate needs to be able to bring certain groups and demographics together for a win, as she proved most capable of doing Saturday.. That is why SC matter at this time. Sanders was not able to do that–not even come close. If he can not do that state by state in primaries then it would be Sanders who can be labeled a vulnerable general election candidate?

  7. Sullen Solly permalink
    February 27, 2016 5:52 PM

    Yes, with positions like this from 1994, midnight basketball and school uniforms, she “…and her husband have been advocating for decades on behalf of black voters.” From The Nation: In her support for the 1994 crime bill, for example, she used racially coded rhetoric to cast black children as animals. “They are not just gangs of kids anymore,” she said. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.” Just like she was against same-sex marriage in 2008 and later her husband signed DOMA in the middle of the night after Bernie voted against it in the Senate and yet the Human Rights Campaign bureaucrats gave the HRC endorsement to HRC with no membership input. (maybe they liked the fabulous initial coincidence) More advocating for decades Deke? Unless you’re predicting her winning SC this fall, this statement doesn’t make sense: “Even more telling and reason to show the power her candidacy has for the general election is the fact that today’s outpouring of voters is on pace to break the state’s record, 55 percent in 2008 – more than in any other state that year.” Lots of revisionist and Ivory Tower political analysis going on in Dekesville. Jim Clyburn, John Lewis and Deke better be knocking on lots of doors this fall to make it happen. Otherwise, leaving us with a vulnerable nominee because she’s been around 30 years is “a revoltin’ development.”

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