At least according to South Carolina’s black voters, who headed to the polls in record numbers Saturday, change is good.
With 55.3% of the total votes, Barack Obama distanced himself from the rest of the Democratic pack, leaving Hillary Clinton in second place and Edwards, who was born in South Carolina, in third place. According to exit polls, the majority of Obama supporters were young, black and either Democrats or Independents. Hillary Clinton and John Edwards each took 38% of the white vote, leaving Obama to claim the other 24%.
After winning earlier primaries this month, Clinton decided to divert her focus from South Carolina and campaign more heavily towards states participating in the Super Tuesday primaries on February 5.
So while the media may have been a little trigger-happy today, it turns out they were right in the first place.