Barack Wins South Carolina And It Will Get Ugly
Exit polls show he got 80% of the black vote, with Hillary and Edwards splitting the rest. Now watch for the Clinton haters to play the race card and say it’s the Clintons doing it.
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Each side accused the other of playing the race card, sparking a controversy that frequently involved Bill Clinton.
“They are getting votes, to be sure, because of their race or gender. That’s why people tell me Hillary doesn’t have a chance of winning here,” former President Clinton said at one stop as he campaigned for his wife, strongly suggesting that blacks would not support a white alternative to Obama.
Clinton campaign strategists denied any intentional effort to stir the racial debate. But they said they believe the fallout has had the effect of branding Obama as “the black candidate,” a tag that could hurt him outside the South.
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