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Sweet blog special: Obama starts radio ads in South Carolina. Targets black vote, emphasizes Christian faith.


WASHINGTON--In his first radio ads to be aired in South Carolina, the critical primary state where the African-American vote is a crucial bloc, White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) talks about "young black men" in prison and emphasizes his Christian faith.

for the script, click below..

from the Obama campaign...

Script for New South Carolina Obama Radio Ad

Please find below the script for the new South Carolina radio ad from Barack Obama’s campaign.

“It’s Time”

:60 sec.


It’s time

It’s time for Barack Obama

Clip of Barack Obama

I know what you know.

Despite all the progress that has been made, we still have more work to do.

We have more work to do when more young black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities across America.


It’s Barack Obama time

A Christian family man, community organizer, civil rights lawyer, courageous legislator, and US senator who’s told the truth as a soldier for justice.

Clip of Barack Obama

We have more work to do when the black incidents of HIV/Aids & diabetes, and every other illness is multiple times higher than the rest of the population.

We’ve got more work to do when it takes a hurricane and bodies floating through a street for us to recognize race and poverty in this country.

The time is now

Barack Obama for President

I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message. Paid for by Obama for America.



Another sound bite from a politician courting the Black vote from what I read. He spoke about ills we know about, but only to work at solving it. Maybe a ten-point plan is needed and no deviation from it will help Black Americans. (No, I do not know what those plans are, but I have ideas like everyone, and a survey needs to be taken to address them. What I need help with in Chicago, may not be exactly the same in South Carolina.

There are different immediate needs throughout the country for different individuals. Displaced New Orleanians need to get back home, rebuild their lives there, or given a clean slate with community support to make a go of it where they are located presently. My needs are different but similar. I have not lost every thing with family members displace throughout the United States. This group of individuals need mental health professionals to talk with and begin life anew.

All the items mentioned in the ad is true, but where is it hardest hit? Attack this sore spot, heal it and move to where it is more terrible, heal it there and move on. But we cannot leave the people with little to no education previously healed, to slip and fail into REPEATING THE PROCESS again!

As I stated I do not have all the answer, but I am willing to listen to reasonable suggestions and formulate a plan of action.


I have been following the Democratic race for Prez and Obama has run an exceptional campaign. I was at an campaign event with Terry McCauliff (spelling) who is the national chairman of Hillary Clinton for President and Hillary strongly believes she will win the black vote. I am sorry but Hillary will not win the black vote. Like Obama, I am mixed race and I'd be willing to bet big money that at the end of the day, Hillary will not win the black vote. Voters just have not engaged in the election nor has the election started except for raising money. Raising money is some indication of the depth of Obama's support. Quite frankly, I am surprised that I am as strong for Barrack as I am because I used to think he was too liberal to win the Dem nomination. Blacks love the Clintons and I like Hillary myself but Obama is right on point emphasizing his Christian faith. Obama has showed a fundamental understanding of the South and in particular, blacks in the South. Quite frankly, Kerry did not understand the South. If you spend a decent amount of time in the south, God is everything. I do not know how Hillary can win South Carolina. Hillary is a front runner but her number of votes will be capped because a good percentage of voters and Democratic voters want a new face.

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