It’s Saturday. It must be South Carolina…and Obama’s turn to taste victory.
Looking forward to February 5th and beyond, Obama should expect to have some additional successes. He is more media-popular and less polarizing than Jesse Jackson was in 1984 and 1986, so it is predictable that Obama should definitely eclipse Jackson’s wins….(he already did in Iowa.)
Rev. Jackson won 5 primaries and caucuses in 1984, and 13 such contests in 1988.
A google search of election result sites indicates he won contests in 1984 in Louisiana, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Virginia, and one of the split contests in Mississippi.
Four years later, he won primaries in Virginia, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama on Super Tuesday; contests in Delaware, Vermont, Alaska, DC, Puerto Rico, Michigan and South Carolina; as well as a caucus in Texas (even though he lost the primary and Dukakis ultimately took more delegates).
It will be interesting to watch.