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LIVE Blog:Editor of SCHotline to provide commentary on results tonight on ETV 8-10PM

January 27, 2008

mike-green.jpgEditor of SCHotline will be providing commentary once again with ETV the Big Picture.

Watch us live on the net by clicking here.

It is 7:46PM and the election has already been called for Obama. Wow that was quick. I guess all it is now is the spin that will happen.

Roxanne Walker is once again to my left and will provide her normal left wing spin on things. Brad Warthen is across the studio from me and today he is wearing better shoes last week he had on some tennis shoes.

Roxanne is almost giddy over there. She is so excited the party will nominate the most liberal, most inexperienced candidate ever nominated by a party. The republicans are going to have so much fun pointing out how liberal his record is.

We had a great exchange the first time aroun. Roxanne just keeps on talking about how the Democrats are unified and excited of course this is the case when you have the most liberal candidates stumping in a state where you typically never see a national democrat. This week and last week was some of the first times Obama, and Hillary traveled throughout the state I hope they got some great BBQ.

It looks like there will be a strong turnout for the dems but remember there was no rain, snow it was a clear day in most parts of the state.

Wow Joe Erwin just said he expects the voter turnout to approach 500,000. I would like to know where Joe buys that good stuff. I would like to have some of that wacky weed.

This is a great day for the state of South Carolina. We have now been able to put the death nail in the Clinton legacy. Hillary will not be the nominee. This is truly a great day.

Obama is about to speak and we are watching and listening to it live. This is just surprising as to what has happened here in South Carolina. There are a few points to point out though.

1. The weather was much better for the Democrats

2. The politician had more time to campaign here in South Carolina. The Republicans only had 3 days to campaign from Michigian but the Democrats had a full week to campaign.

3. There were more personal attacks which turn up the intensity of the campaign. This made people more active and involved in the campaigns.

4. There seem to be more new people voting as well. This trend will not hold if they are not inspired to vote again. I am not sure state democrats can inspire them like Obama did.

5. Obama sells hope and everyone wants hope.

6. No one know what Obama believes or what he stands for. They don’t know he is one of the most liberal, inexperienced Senators.

Congressman Clyburn is in the studio now and about to be interviewed by Andy. Who did Congressman Clyburn vote for, he will not tell us who he voted for. Does anyone want to guess or does anyone know?

Now Liz Patterson is trying to tell us they will build the democratic party by electing local dems to the local races. We will see if she can find some good candidates to run under the Democratic banner.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2008 1:11 AM

    Big story is that Dems turned out more than Reps in primaries…

  2. January 27, 2008 1:13 AM

    Good job MikeyBear!

  3. January 27, 2008 1:14 AM

    Mike, We are receiving some email responses and we will forward to you…

  4. Yahoo permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:16 AM

    You guys at Hotline are on fire…you guys are everywhere.

  5. January 27, 2008 1:16 AM

    [Regarding Sen. Jim DeMint Op-ed on stimulus package]

    Subject: Re: SCHotline Must Read!

    Dear SC Hotline Editor:

    Thanks for this. Makes sense to me. Most of us (who have an education from other than a public school) understand the simple fact that tax cuts do more to stimulate the economy than anything else. Even Democrat John F. Kennedy understood that simple fact. This proposal is more political than economic and panders to voters who only read their daily newspapers or watch “alphabet” TV for opinions or knowledge.

    All that being said, in addition, why is this so called stimulus rebate only targeted by those who receive a W-2 and not the rest of the taxpayers who receive 1099’s? Is there some belief or evidence that us “seasoned citizens” would put our rebate under the mattress in case we might need it for an new pair of false teeth?

    I’d like someone to explain to the millions of us old folks, who certainly pay more than their fair share of federal taxes why we will not receive a rebate. While you’re at it, explain to us why we have to pay federal taxes on up to 85% of our social security income. Wasn’t the income that social security was taken from already taxed?

    Thanks SC Hotline for what you do. “A clear and reasonable voice in the wilderness of unfathomable political discourse.”

    Tom Hatfield
    Hilton Head, SC

  6. January 27, 2008 1:17 AM

    Dawson: No surprise to see Democrats settle for Senator Obama
    SCGOP Chairman confident Republican will carry South Carolina in November

    COLUMBIA, S.C – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson tonight released the following statement on the results of the South Carolina Democrat Presidential Primary:

    “It was no surprise to see Democrat primary voters in South Carolina today settle for Illinois Senator Barack Obama. Although Senator Obama is one of history’s most inexperienced presidential candidates, his opponent Senator Hillary Clinton abandoned her liberal candidacy here because our voters have never backed a Clinton – and John Edwards was too out of touch and too negative to defend his 2004 win on his own home turf.

    “Tonight, I am more confident than ever our Party’s nominee for president will be overwhelmingly supported in South Carolina no matter who wins over the liberal Democrat primary base.”


  7. January 27, 2008 1:20 AM

    Statement from Hillary Clinton

    “I have called Senator Obama to congratulate him and wish him well.

    “Thank you to the people of South Carolina who voted today and welcomed me into their homes over the last year. Your stories will stay with me well beyond this campaign and I am grateful for the support so many of you gave to me.

    “We now turn our attention to the millions of Americans who will make their voices heard in Florida and the twenty-two states as well as American Samoa who will vote on February 5th.

    “In the days ahead, I’ll work to give voice to those who are working harder than ever to be heard. For those who have lost their job or their home or their health care, I will focus on the solutions needed to move this country forward. That’s what this election is about. It’s about our country, our hopes and dreams. Our families and our future.”


  8. January 27, 2008 1:21 AM

    Ouch, Andy Damn!

  9. Hippie permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:22 AM

    Roxanne blows.

  10. Hippie permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:26 AM

    Jim Hodges looks like Eleanor Snead on crack

  11. January 27, 2008 1:28 AM

    So if Hodges was one of the dwarfs which one would he be? Sleepy, dopey…

  12. Randall permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:32 AM

    Turnout is really something…and important.

    Our Republicans leaders, Katon Dawson and Mark Sanford, have done a great job of returning the Dems to a place importance.

    The two of them have conspired to turn our party into the party of greed, media whores and special interest money….

    Don’t be surprised when the dems pick up seats in the next elections…we deserve to lose. We have lost our way.

  13. Yahoo permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:36 AM

    If Carol Fowler and Company were not idiots, the Reps would be in real trouble.

  14. Joel S permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:44 AM

    It must have been Sanford endorssment of Obama.

    He figued out that Dems listen to him better that Reps.

    With any luck, maybe the Dems will take him!

  15. Wilson permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:49 AM

    Andrew Gobel and Ethel Merman…seperated at birth.
    No kidding. Look it up!

  16. Mike Green permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:52 AM

    I think I am beautiful on TV.

    Do you like my “guy-liner”?

  17. RedBrick permalink
    January 27, 2008 1:56 AM

    I just read a bit of Roxannes blog…

    ouch…its awful.

    Me thinks she was a crack baby.

  18. Yahoo permalink
    January 27, 2008 2:31 AM

    Obama’s support among….

    White Men: 27 percent

    White Women: 22 percent

    Black Men: 80 percent

    Black Women: 77 percent

    So in fact it was mainly a black white thing.

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