Barack Obama is projected to win the South Carolina primary.
UPDATE: Did I say win? I meant romp like Godzilla.
In other news, popular Florida governor Charlie Crist has endorsed John McCain. This is a big blow to Romney in a hotly fought contest. I’m guessing McCain’s (relative) sanity on global warming had something to do with it. Don’t miss Grist’s interview with Crist.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Caroline Kennedy,
son daughter of John F., endorses Obama.
UPDATE: The big story tonight, yet again, is huge turnout — close to a half-million people — continuing a trend in the Dem primaries.
Looks like the semi-final numbers are Obama 55, Clinton 27, Edwards 18. That qualifies as, in the words of Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod, “a good old-fashioned butt kicking.”
UPDATE: Here’s Obama’s (remarkable) victory speech: