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Not The Sharpest Tack

One piece of good news from South Carolina, according to exit polls: Al Sharpton flopped, even among blacks. He did disturbingly well among middle-class blacks in Washington, D.C.’s pretend primary a few weeks ago–a sign that had me worried about him performing well throughout the South, like Jesse Jackson in 1984. But the numbers I just saw indicate that both Edwards and Kerry are attracting two times as many votes as Sharpton. If this were a blacks-only primary in South Carolina, he’d be finishing a distant third.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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