When James Clyburn, the elder statesman of South Carolina Democratic politics and African-American political icon, took the stage Saturday night in Columbia to celebrate Joe Biden’s remarkable win in the state, he didn’t quote Yogi Berra. A student and teacher of history, Clyburn plucked from time the words of America’s most famous tourist. “If Americans ever cease to be good, America will cease to be great,” Clyburn said, quoting Alexis de Tocqueville. “We have as our candidate a real good man.”
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