Can we please stop hearing about the lack of enthusiasm on the Republican side for Mitt Romney? Obamamania is waning in dramatic fashion in recent days.
In the span of a couple of weeks, Obama has lost delegates to a convicted felon, and now has lost 41% of the vote to an unknown named John Wolfe, and 42% of the vote in a state in which he ran unopposed.
A reminder – these aren’t bipartisan statewide votes, these are Democrat primaries, meaning Democrats themselves are having a tough time punching their ballot for President Obama.
Not to mention, we’re willing to bet there are a large number of Democrats and Independents who are choosing Obama for media polls, but are going to cast their vote against him in November. It would be the reverse of 2008, where numerous Republicans were saying they would vote for McCain, but opted to pull the lever for Obama, having succumbed to his rock star campaign.
Four in ten Democratic voters chose someone other than President Obama on Tuesday in primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky.
In Arkansas, John Wolfe — a perennial, long-shot candidate — took 41 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, with 71 percent of precincts reporting. Obama came in just under 60 percent. The Associated Press did not call the race for Obama until close to midnight.
And in Kentucky, 42 percent of Democrats chose “uncommitted” rather than cast a vote for the incumbent president. Obama took 58 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
A Wolfe, a felon, and “uncommitted” are now pulling strong numbers against Obama in the voting booth. What’s going to happen when he runs against a Mitt?
He did manage to work in a “it’s Bush’s fault” plug, but I don’t think Team Obama will be taking too kindly to Joe being Joe this time…
Via Politico (video below):
If you don’t find something fundamentally wrong and revealing in the fact that voters are so desperate to distance themselves from the guy you’re on the ticket with, that they would rather cast their vote for a convicted felon, then it’s time to adjust the hairplugs, Joe.
Nearly four years in, and all the failures of this administration are still Bush’s doing…
Well, they both hold a disdain for the law…
Incidentally, the prisoner in question is serving time for extortion and making threats, which is similar to how Obamacare got passed.
An obscure federal prison inmate gave President Obama an unexpected run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic Primary Tuesday, highlighting the deep dislike for the president in the Appalachian heartland.
With 96% of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Keith Judd was holding steady at 41% of the vote and had won ten counties.
Judd is alsoknown as federal prison inmate Number 11593-051 at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas, where Judd is serving a 210-month sentence for extortion and making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999.
According to both state and national Democratic Party rules, Keith Russell Judd is entitled to receive at least one delegate from West Virginia for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. because he received 15% of the vote.
This guy must have been confused. Democrats want convicted felons to vote for Obama. Twice if possible. Not run against him.