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27 January 2008 @ 11:19 am
Caroline Kennedy Endorses Obama  
In a lovely, articulate article in the NYTimes, Caroline Kennedy pledged her support to Barack Obama.

There are more concrete reasons for why I want Obama as president, but Kennedy really nailed the overall reason I want him as my president. That's it simply put: I WANT him for my president. As she said: "[He] has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals and imagine that together we can do great things."
Sally: jim himissmarch on January 27th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
I saw that this morning. Nice.

Did you see his speech in SC last night? It was fabulous. The man knows how to inspire people.
Arabian: Logan_Hiarabian on January 27th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw it. Twas awesome!!!
Sally: deanmissmarch on January 27th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
It really was. And as a native Southerner, it was wonderful to see that 50% of white SC voters below 30 voted for Obama. It shows that things have changed. Coincidentally, I hope it sends a signal to some in the national media, who like to think we're all racists down here, that it's not true and that things can change, as he said last night. The Democratic turnout was huge in SC, bigger than the Republican turnout last week and it truly makes me wonder if SC might even be a blue state in the fall if Obama is on the ticket vs McCain, who doesn't inspire the hard-core conservatives to get out the vote.

I hear talk now that her uncle Ted is going to endorse him too.
Arabian: Deanarabian on January 27th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I was quite pleased with the demographics of the voter turnout. What I also like is that the two primaries that Obama has won he's won by a nice margin, whereas the two that Clinton won, Obama was right at her heels. My one worry is that Michigan and Florida WILL get the delegates counted, and that could knock Obama out ... which would SUCK!

Yeah, I heard too that Ted isn't very happy with Bill Clinton's influence and campaigning on Clinton's behalf. Wouldn't surprise me.

More about SC - I just read this:

Total 2008 South Carolina Primary Turnout

Democratic: about 530,322
Republican: about 446,000

* Obama received more votes than all Democrats in the 2004 South Carolina Democratic Primary (292,383)
* Obama received more votes in this primary than George W. Bush received in 2000 when he beat John McCain (Bush won 293,652 votes)
* Obama has won more votes than McCain and Huckabee won in South Carolina--combined.



Edited at 2008-01-27 06:40 pm (UTC)