Clinton crushes Sanders in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton had a resounding win over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary:

  • Clinton 73.5%
  • Sanders 26%

She has beaten Sanders in three of the four primaries so far

Washington Post: Hillary Clinton easily defeats Bernie Sanders in South Carolina primary

Hillary Clinton easily defeated rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary here Saturday, the first broad test of whether the strong challenge from Clinton’s political left has eroded crucial support among African American voters.

With victory in South Carolina, Clinton can claim a powerful advantage among black voters who could determine the outcome in a half-dozen Southern states that vote next.

For Clinton, this was the first comfortable victory of a Democratic primary season that just a year ago was supposed to be comfortable from end to end, with Clinton waltzing through as a front-runner.

The victory in South Carolina will give Clinton momentum as the contest heads toward Super Tuesday, where she and Sanders will compete in 11 states.

Super Tuesday will also be important for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to try and dent the Donald Trump momentum. Rubio has been more aggressive in attacking Trump but whether that will be effective or not is yet to be seen.


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  1. The republicans have a real dilemma , they need someone to now destroy Trump and his support base which is stronger than people anticipated…in doing so they push a group of republican supporters outside the tent …going to be very interesting !

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  28th February 2016

      You are dreaming. Trump has it in his pocket. Their only dilemma is how to get back in his good books. Christie is leading the way.

  2. Clemgeopin

     /  28th February 2016

    I just read an article on line under which a reader wrote this insightful comment:

    “There’s a well-worn saying southern pols have about black voters there that goes: “Stroke ’em from time to time and they’ll follow you anywhere.” It’s a lesson the Clintons have taken to heart, as they equate African-Americans with dogs. As noted black academician/activist Michelle Alexander reports:

     “In [Hillary’s] 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.'”

    When Bernie was marching and being jailed for protesting for civil rights, Hillary was campaigning for Barry Goldwater — just after that right-wing Republican had famously fought the landmark Civil Rights Act.

    What have the Clintons ever done for African-Americans, other than constantly provide pandering lip service? That Crime Bill they pushed into law incarcerated a whole generation of young black men with inflexible and grossly excessive sentencing, targeted at practices in the black community. They eviscerated Aid to Familes with Dependent Children (AFDC), devastating millions of black families. Their trade deals at the behest of giant multinational corporations shipped overseas hundreds of thousands of the best-paying jobs African-Americans had. Their deregulation of Wall Street (no doubt in exchange for millions in campaign contributions) resulted in millions of blacks losing their homes, savings and livelihood.

    A Third Clinton Administration? Black America better pray not.”

    • That’s interesting. Clinton has quite a bit of baggage to try and overcome. If she comes up against Trump (and not just him) in the final run off she could have to try and put out fires without highlighting her handicaps.

      It’s baffling why a country like the UIS can’t come up with some better candidates, but maybe the money required and the scrutiny and the job make it not that attractive to most.

      • Clemgeopin

         /  28th February 2016

        USA, like many other western democracies, has been hijacked by a crafty capitalist corporate cabal. Most people seem to be easily taken in by show, propaganda and greed and do not follow their conscience, common sense and true values of justice and fairness.

        It is stupid to have an uncontrolled ‘free market’ system that heavily favours and disproportionately enriches the few at the top. How CAN one justify 1% at the top controlling HALF of the world’s wealth?

        Something need to change and change quickly.

        Among the candidates still remaining, in my opinion, the only two that are decent and worthwhile are Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and for the Republicans, John Kasich or Ben Carson. But it looks like none of these three will end up as nominees unless something dramatic happens within the next few months.

  3. Just saw clips of Rubio abusing Trump. Not pretty at all. I don’t think that’s a winning strategy when Trump has got the trash talk vote sewn up.

  4. Gezza

     /  28th February 2016

    Rubio mocks Trump for calling him a chokker in a tweet. Problem is Rubio doesn’t know how to spell choker, and Trump does!! 🙂 The Grammar Nazi law strikes again!

    (Trump’s already deleted the other two tweets referred to and replaced them with typo-free ones.)

  5. Clemgeopin: An insightful comment in the south of the USA? Surely it’s universal.
    To paraphrase
    “There’s a well-worn saying pols have about voters in NZ that goes: “Stroke ’em from time to time and they’ll follow you anywhere.”


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