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Obama Could Lose Arkansas Democratic Primary

by Keith Koffler on May 15, 2012, 6:16 pm

President Obama is barely leading an out of state challenger in the May 22 Arkansas Democratic primary, according to a local poll conducted by the respected Hendrix College and Talk Business Research.

The poll of likely voters has Obama leading Tennessee attorney John Wolfe by 45-38 percent. Wolfe is also running against Obama in the May 29 Texas primary, according to the Weekly Standard.

Wolfe’s apparently credible challenge comes just a week after Keith Judd, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, picked up 40 percent of the vote against Obama in the West Virginia primary.

If I were the RNC, I’d be pouring money into the Wolfe campaign. A Wolfe victory would actually be A SERIOUS MATTER for the Obama campaign.

Why? Because the president would begin to look a little ridiculous. Wolfe will start appearing on talk shows, gain momentum in Texas, and arrive at the Democratic convention parading around with his delegates and generally creating a spectacle that will attract reporters bored to tears by the Obama coronation.

They’ll do the roll call and someone will say, “The great state of Arkansas casts its votes for John Wolfe.”

One problem for Obama is that Wolfe doesn’t sound like a lunatic. I’m not saying he isn’t a lunatic. Just that he doesn’t sound like one.

Presidents really should not be losing primaries. Lyndon Johnson withdrew in 1968 simply because he didn’t win New Hampshire by as many votes as he was expected to.

Losing Arkansas would help create a sense among voters that something is very wrong. I would expect over the next week an strange infusion of buses and passenger vans into Arkansas to get Obama supporters to the polls.

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Guillermo Grande May 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Yup. Send $3 to this guy. It will be enough if obummer has to even spend one dime to defend a primary. It could be the same as a loss. Hopefully this is a closed primary so there can be Lottie doubt of the impact.

jerry May 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Pretty sad if the president of the united states has to barely beat someone who is either in jail or a nobody.

Susan May 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Don’t think his ego could take the loss.

redinpa May 15, 2012 at 7:28 pm

What makes this even more embarrassing is that the last Democrat president was from Arkansas – not like they can argue about a bunch of red necks

Sander May 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I sure hope nothing happens to Mr. Wolfe that would make him drop out of the primary.

kmbog May 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Given the ‘investigations’ into Romney donors what kind of ‘accident’ do you think Mr. Wolfe may encounter in the coming weeks?

Sander May 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

No specific ideas. But certain people who have gotten in other certain people’s way have lost their jobs, their credibility, even their lives. This thugocracy does not play well with others.

srdem65 May 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I’m so loving this. West Virginia felon, the dog eat dog fiasco, stay-at-home moms getting p.o.ed, and now another one of the redneck, bitter clinging, Bible loving States is giving the Prez another shellacking.

Sadie May 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Lunatic. He wants Israel to return to 1967 borders.

http://youtu.be/gOdJpZW4yH0

CAR May 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm

“Losing Arkansas would help create a sense among voters that something is very wrong.”

Something IS very wrong! Ever since 1/20/09.

Girly1 May 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

He doesn’t sound like a lunatic and, more importantly, he doesn’t drop his ‘g’s’! What more could the DEMS ask for?

Just2old May 16, 2012 at 8:41 am

It would be awesome if Wolfe beats the pants off of the one!

Rob May 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm

It does not matter if this guy wins. The MSM will ignore it and the ignorant masses will never know.

John Ganton May 22, 2012 at 8:38 am

Please let this guy WIN in Arkansas AND Texas! Then we’ll have the Dems running scared!

Romney 2012!