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Obama Gets a Political Spanking

President Obama didn’t lose any primaries Tuesday, but he did come out a loser.

Four in ten voters in both the Arkansas and Kentucky DEMOCRATIC primaries pulled the lever against him.

Returns are not complete, but Tennessee businessman John Wolfe appears to have pulled down about 40 percent of the vote against the president in Arkansas. In Kentucky, about 42 percent selected “uncommitted” rather than voting for Obama.

This is all meaningless in practical terms, of course. John Wolfe will not be accepting the nomination at the Democratic convention. But presidents who look to be strong running for reelection in the fall don’t lose 40 percent of the vote in three primaries in the spring – a Texas prison inmate picked up 40 percent in an earlier primary in West Virginia – even in states where they are not particularly popular.

10 Responses to Obama Gets a Political Spanking

  1. It’s very interesting watching the MSM pundits spin these 60/40 votes as an affirmation of the White communities racism against a Black President. They never seem to notice that in Black precincts the vote is 85/15 for the Black President and call the Blacks votes as a racial preference.

    While there might be a racial undertone to some of the votes cast, it’s more likely that the Dems are voting against a anti-coal/fossil fuel, divisive, and ultra-liberal incompetent who blames his failures on everyone and everything else but himself.

  2. Weren’t they all open primaries? I bet some GOP crossed over and voted for the opposition. Not that it isn’t still bad because not many would do that.

    I am still praying for a Romney blow out!

    • Ours is open and I thought about it, but wanted to vote in some local Republican primaries.
      Turn out here was low.

    • Kentucky is not an open primary. You have to be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic Primary. Also, you have to change it 30 days in advance.

      I have a friend who couldn’t vote for her cousin (Massie…who won) because she is a registered Democrat.

      My wife is an independent and wasn’t allowed to vote.