Barack Obama gave ‘em what for in South Carolina. The margin of his victory amazed me, but it must REALLY amaze those who lived through the civil rights movement and endured the indignities and pain of the Jim Crow era. Obama won fifty five percent of the vote in South Carolina, and took the stage to the resounding and repeated shout, “race doesn’t matter!” I mean, wow. Wow. It makes my heart swell. I don’t care where you stand on the preferred candidate front, that feels like history in the making to me.
What do you think?
My political coverage is sporadic at best, and some of my fellow bloggers have been doing a much better job at consistently covering the race. So if you’re looking for more political coverage, I highly recommend you check out Anovelista, Jack and Jill politics, and Concrete Loop for close, intelligent attention on Obama’s campaign.
Oh, and if you want to hear my two cents about Barack Obama’s victory, the state of the campaign, and that scandalous shame of a story about the mayor of Detroit, listen to NPR’s News and Notes today! I’ll be part of the blogger’s round table, alongside the magnificent Jay Smooth and Eric Brown, a passionate and intelligent blogger for the Detroit News’ political and government blog.
** edited Tuesday at 9 a.m. — here’s a link to my NPR interview in case you missed it yesterday. And finally, on a personal note The Fabbies website is back up and running. If you support what I do, then please take a moment of your day to vote for me in the Beauty Category! Thanks!