Obama SC Primary Critical

Obama Calls So. Carolina Primary 'Absolutely Critical'
Share January 20, 2008 6:58 PM

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., after a tough loss in the Nevada caucus, said that the next primary state, South Carolina, is “absolutely critical.”

Speaking with Rev. Jesse Jackson on a Chicago radio station, Obama said, “We think we're moving in the right direction, but we've got a lot of work to do. South Carolina, obviously, is going to be absolutely critical to our success.”

Obama refocused on the primary state of South Carolina after losing the New Hampshire primary, in addition to losing the overall vote tally in Nevada, to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.

“We had a hard fought battle in Nevada,” Obama told Jackson on the phone from an event in Atlanta. “We feel very strong about our showing.”

After a morning speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Obama will be spending significant time in South Carolina, leading up to Saturday’s primary -– targeting the key African-American vote, with events, like Monday’s parade and church visit, marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Obama's wife, Michelle, will hold her own events throughout the state, and just today, crossed paths with a Clinton -– Chelsea Clinton -– at the Bible Way Church in Columbia, where they both attended Sunday service.

1 comment:

Jerome said...

I am in for Obama all the way. If the Clintons had anything to offer, they would have offered in the "past 35 years". We don't need any more beauracracy and so-called "experience" from Washington politicians. Wish Obama a big victory in South Carolina! Obama 2008!