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Barack Obama wins South Carolina and Caroline Kennedy - the odds

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama proves the odds makers right once again with victory in South Carolina, lands a Kennedy endorsement.

Barack Obama wins South Carolina and Caroline Kennedy - the odds More and more people turn away from the cookie-cutter media and to the odds makers for the latest prognosis in politics, especially the presidential race and the state primaries and caucuses. Why - because the people have spoken and once again, with the odds makers help, we knew ahead of time that Barack Obama will win the South Carolina Democratic primary. And indeed he did, by a landslide, taking with him 55% of the participants' votes in the Palmetto state and 25 from the 45 delegates available to the Dems.

 How did we know that? Simple, Barack Obama was the undisputed favorite to win the South Carolina Democratic primary at the online sportsbook Bookmaker, with odds of -425, followed by Hillary Clinton with odds +355. And on Saturday, Barack Obama won 55% of the state, followed by Hillary Clinton with only 27% and John Edwards with 18%. For comparison, the odds makers had John McCain to win South Carolina's Republican at -115, followed by Huckabee at +120. To read the article with the odds on the South Carolina primaries, follow the links at the bottom of the page. On thing is for sure - so far the odds makers have been 100% right and this trend is likely to continue - so forget about CNN, FOX, NBC and the rest - we got the real scoop on the politics.

 At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, however, Barack Obama continues to be the underdog to Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, with odds 3/2, compared to Clinton at 1/6. Obama also comes second with odds to win the 2008 Presidential Election of 4/1 and Hillary Clinton is still the top contender for White House accommodation at 5/6. These odds are likely to change slightly, after late tonight the news broke that Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. "Over the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama," read part of the Caroline Kennedy endorsement of Barack Obama. As politics go, it's always good to have a Kennedy behind you and odds on Obama will move slightly, keep your eyes open for future updates.

 Published on 01/26/2008

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