POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Camp Says Obama Is Now "The Black Candidate"

Following Barack Obama's primary win in South Carolina Saturday, members of the Clinton campaign continued to inject issues of race in the contest. From the Associated Press:

Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates....

...Clinton campaign strategists denied any intentional effort to stir the racial debate. But they said they believe the fallout has had the effect of branding Obama as "the black candidate," a tag that could hurt him outside the South.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton compared Obama's win in South Carolina to Rev. Jesse Jackson's two South Carolina victories during the eighties. Watch the video, and Obama's response this morning on ABC's This Week:

Political Punch has the transcript here.

Read Obama's response to the Jesse Jackson comparison here.

Josh Marshall debunks the comparison here.

First reported on the Huffington Post here.