It’s an Obama Rout!

South Carolina has spoken, and Hillary has taken yet another set of lumps. You can see the most current delegate leaderboard (courtesy of MSNBC) in the sidebar.

From Fox News:

Barack Obama crushed top rival Hillary Clinton in the South Carolina Democratic primary Saturday, in a decisive victory that could reinvigorate his campaign after suffering back-to-back losses to the New York senator.

Clinton came in a distant second behind Obama and John Edwards took another third place slot. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had 55 percent, Clinton had 27 percent and Edwards had 18 percent.

The Palmetto State primary was the last vote for Democrats before Super Tuesday Feb. 5, when 24 states hold primaries and caucuses for both parties. Obama, who won the lead-off Iowa caucuses Jan. 3, was looking for a clear and fresh victory after placing second to Clinton in the New Hampshire primary and in Nevada.

Speaking to a raucous crowd of supporters attending his victory party, Obama said that South Carolina proves Iowa was no fluke.

“Well, tonight, the cynics who believed that what began in the snows of Iowa was just an illusion were told a different story by the good people of South Carolina,” he said. “After four great contests in every corner of this country, we have the most votes, the most delegates, and the most diverse coalition of Americans we’ve seen in a long, long time.”

I wonder if people are actually paying attention to what Hillary’s doing after all? Obama is definitely on a roll. Ed Morrissey points out that the exit polling numbers seem to indicate that Bubba’s presence is doing more to harm than help his wife.

Also blogging, Gateway Pundit, Swamp Stompers BitsBlog and Blue Crab Boulevard as well as Michelle Malkin. McQ and Ed Morrissey both have some nice analysis as well.

Update: Needed to fix bad links.

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