Obama sweeps South Carolina SA Kalinich Yes, he can! Eloquent, relevant and downright brilliant, Barack Obama’s South Carolina victory speech may carry him to the nomination. “The mother who can’t get Medicaid to cover all the needs of her sick child,” he said, “the teacher who works another shift at Dunkin’ Donuts after school just to make ends meet…” Were his “common people” allusions a hint that Johnny E may be a VP candidate? Never count him out. Obama’s vice presidential choice is crucial. I fear deeply for his safety. Some are saying that his being in the race has wiped out racism. But don’t underestimate the ignorance of some Americans. There are pockets of this country where folks live in the 19th century, or at best, the 1950s. Remember when Bill Clinton spoke of building bridges? Well, Obama is actually building them. Conservatives are considering him, which bodes well for the general election. He has a real crossover appeal and a charisma that is reminiscent of Kennedy and Reagan. Get ready for history, everybody. - http://politicalderby.com/2008/01/26/obama-sweeps-south-carolina I was extremely impressed with Obama's victory speech as well. I thought that he sounded very JFK-esque. I could see myself voting for him in November if he wins the Democratic Party nomination. There has not been as inspiring of a politician since Ronald Reagan. Democrats crossed over to vote for Reagan. The reverse could certainly be true in this case.