Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary in convincing fashion tonight. The election, tinged with bitterness, puts Obama back on the winning trail after consecutive losses in New Hampshire and Nevada. The election sharpened the attention on race, and Obama won convincingly amongst African Americans, outpolling Hillary by a four to one margin. With 52 percent reporting the numbers are:
Barack Obama 54%
Hillary Clinton 27%
John Edwards 18%
Edwards won this primary four years ago, and whether he elects to stay in or not, he is finished. Its on to Super Tuesday as a two man race on the Democratic side, and likely the same on the Republican side.