COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Hoping to boost her support from black voters on the day before the South Carolina Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton stopped at the historically black Benedict College this morning accompanied by two prominent African-American supporters: Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. and former NYC Mayor David Dinkins.
Before Clinton took the podium, several African-American supporters spoke on her behalf and made the case to the crowd of predominantly young black men and women not to vote based on "bold emotion" but rather to "do the right thing" and elect Clinton president.
Rangel was quite critical of Obama, calling into question his campaign message.
"I find it very easy to say 'Who do you know can do the job, instead of hope and dream who can do the job?'" Rangel said, referring to Obama's campaign theme of 'hope'.
Clinton followed suit telling supporters that "...People are hurting. This is not an abstraction. This is not a conversation on some talk show."
Clinton and her husband hold several events in the Palmetto State today before meeting up tonight for a rally in Charleston.