Best and worst: Presidential campaign 2008
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Bill Clinton campaigns in Charleston, South Carolina( Erik S. Lesser / EPA / January 23, 2008 )
Bill Clinton's Barack Obama-Jesse Jackson comparison
In what many saw as an effort to downplay Barack Obama's strengthening campaign and win in South Carolina, former President Bill Clinton compared the Illinois senator's victory to that of Jesse Jackson's previous wins in the state (1984 and 1988).
With the inference of racial politics in the foreground, Obama responded on "ABC's This Week" to Clinton's remarks, and didn't seem at all discouraged by the comparisons.