Obama Hits Back at Ford - Yes We Can

Barack Obama yesterday responded to South Carolina State Senator Robert Ford, who said on Thursday that if Obama was the nominee, the Democrats would lose the House, the Senate and the Governors, simply because he is black.

Obama yesterday said that at every turn in America's history there has been someone who said that we cant do something. He said that "Some people said we can't do this, we can't do that, so we shouldn't even try. If I have your support, if I have your energy and involvement and commitment and ideas, then I'm here to tell you, Yes we can."

Ford helped to mobilize the black vote in South Carolina in 2004 for John Edwards, but last week said this time he would be endorsing Hillary Clinton. He thinks that Clinton is the only candidate who can win the Presidency.