Barack Obama obtained two-thirds of the vote in the South Carolina primary with Hillary Clinton coming in second with 27% and John Edwards gaining about 18%. Many observers believe the extent of the Barama vicory may partially be attribued to the slime capaign conducted by the two Clintons. There are reports Senator Ted Kennedy has asked Bill Clinton to tone down the invective against Barack Obama which increasingly comes across as mean spirited and hardly what one should expect from a former president of the United States.
Hopefully, Senator Clinton has learned from South Carolina the nation is tired of divisivenes, tired of attacking opponents on personal grounds, and tired of a candidate who shifts frrom issues to personalities. If she continues this undignified performance Clinton runs the risk of aiding her Republican rival more than she can damage the Obama candidacy.