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10:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008


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Caroline Kennedy / New York Times:
A President Like My Father  —  OVER the years, I've been deeply moved by the people who've told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president.  This sense is even more profound today.  That is why I am supporting …
Associated Press:
Obama runs away with SC primary  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. - Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially-charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TRY TO EXPLAIN THIS  —  Here's Bill Clinton this afternoon discounting Barack Obama's expected victory in South Carolina by explaining that Jesse Jackson won the state twice ...
Associated Press:
Early SC Exit Poll Highlights  —  By The Associated Press - 2 hours ago  —  Some highlights of preliminary data from exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and television networks in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday:  —  ___  —  IT'S THE ECONOMY, AGAIN
Krooney / The Page:
HOW HE DID IT  —  Per the network/AP early exit poll results:  —  African-Americans: Obama 81%, Clinton 17%, Edwards 1%  —  African-American women: Obama 82%, Clinton 17%, Edwards 0%  —  Whites: Edwards 39%, Clinton 36%, Obama 24% … Read more here.  Watch MSNBC announce exit poll results above.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
BILL: ‘MY MESSAGE’ 99.9% POSITIVE  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli  —  COLUMBIA, SC — At the end of a week in which he's often been the center of attention, former president Bill Clinton struck a conciliatory note, admitting that he has gotten “hot” defending his wife even as he defended his campaign role.
CBS News:
Barack Obama Wins South Carolina Primary  —  CBS News Projects That Obama Has Defeated Clinton And Edwards In Prelude To Super Tuesday  —  (CBS/AP) CBS News estimates that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama will win the South Carolina Democratic primary.  —  Obama reached out for victory …
Noam Scheiber / The Stump:
Obama Will Over-Perform Among Black Voters—Trust Me  —  Mark Blumenthal picks up on something interesting in the South Carolina polls: … Then, while discussing the Bradley Effect—in which some white voters tell pollsters they're going to vote for a black candidate but don't—he offers the following explanation:
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Bill Clinton As Victim: Says His Message is “99.99″ Percent Positive  —  If you say something often enough ("It's a brand new pre-owned car!"  “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction!"  “Why, honey, that dress doesn't make you look fat!") you might get others — and perhaps yourself — to believe it.
Rick Klein / Political Radar:
Live-Blogging S.C. Democratic Primary Results by Rick Klein  —  9:38 pm: Edwards can talk about how all these states haven't voted yet, but he — even more than Clinton or Obama — based his campaign on a four-state strategy, focusing on Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
Los Angeles Times:
Is the right right on the Clintons?  —  Hillary's campaign tactics …
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Large Turnout Among Blacks, Women in S.C.
Discussion: Salon and The Democratic Daily
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Discussion: Slog and Classical Values
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Bill's Advance Spin
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Spinning South Carolina, II
Michael Scherer / TIME: Swampland:
McCain's Conversation Changer: A Misleading Low Blow  —  McCain wants the Florida primary to be an election about national security, his best issue.  But until Saturday, the contest was humming along as an election more about the economy, Mitt Romney's best issue.
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:   Did He or Didn't He?  —  McCain said this about Romney …
New York Times:   McCain Goes on Offensive in Tight Race in Florida
Washington Post:
Republican Candidates Trade Attacks in Florida
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
Fla. governor endorses McCain
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE PROBLEM WITH BILL 2.0  —  I've been trying for several days now to sort out my reactions to the increasingly bitter turn of the Democratic nomination race.  So let share with you my thoughts about where we are.  —  As I told you at the time, I thought most of the charges that the Clintons …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Middle Earth Journal
David Freddoso / The Corner:
Is it all about race?  —  Some people have pointed out that Obama did better among whites than one poll anticipated.  Fine.  That's not my point, though.  Just look at this and ask yourself what is the clearest determining factor of whether someone voted for Obama or for someone else.
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