Roughly 6 in 10 South Carolina Democratic primary voters said Bill
Clinton's campaigning was important in how they ultimately decided to
vote, and of those voters, 48 percent went for Barack Obama while only
37 percent went for Hillary Clinton. Fourteen percent of those voters
voted for John Edwards
A nice takedown at TPM Cafe, here. (HT to Washington Monthly blog.)
And even some Clinton supporters, like Kevin Drum, have had it with Bill's playing the race card.
Senator Clinton was asked on CBS television's Face the Nation
whether her husband was "out of control" after he took the Illinois
senator, and the media to task, during a foul-tempered week-long
"You know, my husband has such a great commitment to me and to my campaign," the New York senator said.
"He loves me just like, you know, husbands and wives get out there and work on each others' behalf."
UPDATE: Then there's this, from The New York Times:
[Obama] also has bragging rights about a new coalition of support. About as many
South Carolina white men voted for Mr. Obama as for Mrs. Clinton, and about 70
percent of white voters said they would be satisfied if Mr. Obama won the
Democratic nomination, according to exit polls was conducted by Edison/Mitofsky
for the National Election Pool of television networks and the Associated Press.
Apropos of nothing, and a completely unscientific comparison, there were two large groups of Obama supporters--with mostly homemade signs urging drivers to "honk for change"--at the intersection of Central and Colvin avenues this afternoon. I saw a couple of Clinton supporters with the usual "Hillary" signs at the Western Avenue entrance to Crossgates Mall.
It makes one wonder whether they have any understanding or regard for the
corrosive long-term effects — on their party and the nation — of pitting people
bitterly and unnecessarily against one another.
What kind of people are the Clintons? What role will Bill Clinton play in a
new Clinton White House? Can they look beyond winning to a wounded nation’s need
for healing and unifying?
These are questions that need to be answered. Stay tuned.
At left, something's burning in There Will Be Blood. (Paramount Vantage/Miramax)
Here's an image from Cloverfield that you won't see in the movie--because the whole picture is shot from the point of view of the doofus, at far right, holding the camera. I would have posted a still showing the very cool monster, but crafty Paramount is not making images of their very profitable monster available. You'll have to see the movie. (Paramount Pictures)