Topic: "16 Percent Factor"(3)
16 Percent of those voters in South Carolina who voted in the Democratic Primary, and who also happened to be white males over the age of 60, and who would therefore be reasonably able to identify the words from the song identified in our Title, today cast their vote for Barack Obama. Dear reader, this means that 84% of this discernible group of voters voted for a white person. How this translates to a vision for the future depends on who is asking the question.
Frodo believes, that after everything else is said and done, that he is unable to identify a single white male over the age of 60 anywhere in America likely to vote in a Democratic Primary who will be added to the total already in support of Senator Clinton. The 16% of white males over 60 who voted for Obama in South Carolina are not likely cross-overs to Clinton (they voted for a black guy, for the love of Pete). All that remains as a possibility should Senator Clinton win the nomination is that she could gain from those old white male farts who voted for Edwards. Edwards, it has been assumed, gained votes in recent days in South Carolina from those predominantly white males over the age of 60 who had initially been attracted to Obama, and chickened out.
Caroline Kennedy has just announced that she will endorse Barack Obama in tomorrow's New York Times, as a "President Like My Father." South Carolina has just blown the doors off in the Democratic Primary victory for Barack Obama. His speech just now made Frodo cry, with hope.
Strom Thurmond just turned over.
Unless Thurmond is able to bring a bunch of dead old men with him from the Seventh Circle of Hell, then Frodo has an answer to his quest.
Frodo has long wondered who will pick up the sword.
Tonight he knows. The Ring is not as heavy as it was. But the road is rocky, and it passes through Tennessee, California, New York, Missouri, and yes dear reader, Georgia.
Yes we can.