After South Carolina, Democrat John Edwards must be nervously listening out for the sounds of the fat lady limbering up her vocal chords as he bought up the rear yet again. He should of got the message by now that he is no match for the Clinton and Obama steamroller.
So Obama won the vote by a landslide which was as to be expected in a state where the vote is half black but that in itself poses him with a tricky problem. The figures show that over 75% of the black vote went his way so did he reach out beyond his own demographic and place first for being a black candidate for the presidency or because he is a candidate who just happens to be black? There is a major difference.
Up next is Super Tuesday when it is the turn of influential states to make their choice of Democratic nominee and Hillary's position in these states is looking far more sure footed according to the figures.
She can pretty much rely on taking her home state of New York and is well ahead in the polls of key states New Jersey, Missouri, Alabama, Tennessee and most importantly, California.
The picture is going to be a little clearer after February 5th for the Democrats but the Republicans Party have had nobody rise up out of the mire and seem to be swapping places at the front of their field which shows that outside of their own cliques, they have very little appeal to a wider Republican audience.
Rudy Giuliani, who has long been thought the man most expected to secure his party's nomination, may be regretting his strategy of keeping his powder dry until later in the race after currently languishing in third place in the opinion polls in Florida behind McCain and Romney.
There is still a long way to go but already it is obvious that the Republicans should be casting jealous glances at the opposition and wondering where there own Obama or Hillary is going to come from.