Obama loses 40% of the vote in two Democratic primaries

posted at 10:01 am on May 23, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama  had no national primary challengers in his second nomination race in most states, including Kentucky.  Who knew it would still be a tough choice for voters?  Kentucky voters in the Democratic primary preferred the empty slot to the empty suit, apparently:

About two out of every five Democratic voters in Tuesday’s presidential primary in Kentucky chose “uncommitted” instead of voting for President Barack Obama. …

“I’m at a victory celebration for ‘uncommitted’ who performed admirably,” said [state GOP chair Steve] Robertson. “I’ve never met the guy but know that he highly embarrassed Obama.”

Robertson contended that the Democrats who vote most regularly — those he termed “the Democrats of Democrats” — “said ‘no’ to their president. If the Kentucky Democratic Party doesn’t get it after this race, they need to stare long and hard at the results. This shows that Obama has even more than an uphill battle to win Kentucky in the fall.”

That’s not the worst of it.  Obama may end up losing as many as half of Kentucky’s counties to “Uncommitted” as well:

Kentucky’s vote was notable, though, for the fact that there weren’t even any other candidates on the ballot. The most the “uncommitted” option won so far this primary season was previously 21 percent in the North Carolina primary earlier this month. Kentucky looks as though it will double that number.

In addition, Obama looked as though he may lose more than half of the state’s 120 counties.

This follows on the heels of Obama’s embarrassing outcome in West Virginia, where he lost 41% of the vote to a felon currently residing in federal prison in Texas.  Both states are big coal producers, and voters in both parties have become disgusted with Obama’s attacks on the industry that keeps their economy running, and which keeps the lights on for the rest of the country.  Neither state was expected to support Obama in November, but this level of anger among rank-and-file Democrats has to have Team Obama worried about their prospects in coal-heavy Ohio and Pennsylvania, which are much more critical to their hopes for re-election.

On top of the embarrassing results in Kentucky, Obama also lost 40% of the Democratic vote in Bill Clinton’s home state yesterday, too.  So far, challenger John Wolfe has 41% of the vote with 67 of 75 Arkansas counties reporting.  Wolfe appears to be carrying almost half of the counties in Arkansas as well, just as “Uncommitted” did in Kentucky.

In 1968, a weak win in New Hampshire against a tough primary challenge was enough to convince LBJ that he couldn’t win a general election.  I don’t expect Obama to retire, but barely winning states against no competition sends a very similar signal in 2012.


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THE DEMOCRATS ARE HAVING A CIVIL WAR!!!

txhsmom on May 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I will tell you that, without exception, every one of these drivers was a white lady in her 40s-60s. Were talking like 100% of the stickers I saw. Never saw a man or a non-white.

cane_loader on May 23, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Many of the older women I know, over 50 years old, are infatuated with the Obama mystique. They think of him as the second coming of JFK and really don’t know what he stands for or what he has done and don’t seem to care.

Now if I can only figure out a way to keep them from voting…just kidding.

What’s also ironic is that many of the older Dem voters I know are prejudiced against Blacks but for some reason accept Obama. They all talk about how nice and clean-cut he is and how he’s different from other Blacks. This is the true Liberal Dem voter.

Deanna on May 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Wow, who knew that parts of the primaries we all thought were irrelevant are making some of the loudest statements. Let this carry on into the election in November so we can bid a fond and hearty “good riddance” to the deadbeat-in-chief.

stukinIL4now on May 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Sorry cane_loader, I didn’t mean to strike out what you said. I hit strike instead of quote.

Deanna on May 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I don’t expect Obama to retire, but barely winning states against no competition sends a very similar signal in 2012.

Team Zero will become more strident and shrill. They will scream “RACIST!” every chance they get, but…

Surprisingly, WaPo may be starting to.

…seasoned political observers who have studied the politics of these areas say race may be less of a problem for Obama than the broader cultural disconnect that many of these voters feel with the Democratic Party.

Flora Duh on May 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

this flare sent up by the WaPo is a very important signal to dems that they see what is really going on. They see that rank and file democrats would rather vote for >> nobody << than Obama.

dogsoldier on May 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Typhonsentra on May 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Hm. Something posted by AP based on things posted by CBS, ABC, and CNN. Surrrrrrre…..

AubieJon on May 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I want Barack Obama to spend Election Night weeping, raging, drinking, smoking, and punching the nearest wall in frustration and despair. I want his party to be crushed in a landslide so deep and broad that even Dems who win re-election decide to retire rather than run again. I want public employee unions to go bankrupt and lose 3/4 of their members. I want to watch Chris Matthews, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams, and every other lefty talking head to sit in stunned silence on the air as the returns come in. I want to hear wailing and gnashing of teeth in Hollywood, San Francisco, Madison, NYC, and Chicago.

I want my republic back.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Ultimately, this is irrelevant. SippyCup will manufacture several fake major “crises” in October in order to suspend national elections for reasons of “national security.”

Seriously.

SnarkySam on May 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I understand the concern, however after so many Democrats have defended Romney on something as silly as Bain, I don’t see Obama having anything but OWS to cause problems. And I say let ‘em have at their burning and shooting. The people it will hurt the most are the ones who live in big cities, ie the ones Obama needs the most.

txhsmom on May 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

So 40% of voting Dems are starting to get a clue racist….

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Heh……

DethMetalCookieMonst on May 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This is Bush’s …no no this is Cory Booker’s Fault…See Obama is evolving….

DVPTexFla on May 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

..so yea, you can put California in the swing column for 2012.

SWalker on May 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM

If you are driving, pull over, engage emergency flashers..I will send help to you..

hillsoftx on May 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

..actually, he’s got an interesting point. If Romney makes a few appearances in California, he could force Obama to defend so-called safe turf and draw down on his campaign funds.

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I want Barack Obama to spend Election Night weeping, raging, drinking, smoking, and punching the nearest wall in frustration and despair.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

..maybe do a little blow, too?

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM

All you need is a good plurality of ‘uncommitted’ and a majority of super-delegates in the D convention to choose someone else, and Obama has a problem. He will have gotten the majority of voted on delegates but lose due to the super-delegates… just like he did to Hillary in ’08.

Really, if you are a sitting politician and see what the last four years have brought and face competition (any competition) on your home turf and know that Obama is sucking up cash and not handing it out, then why would you vote for him? Your political career may be about to end especially if you are not in a ‘safe’ district or even one that is only ‘leaning’ your way. Vote at the convention for four more years of what we have already had and worse and just how is that going to improve your chances of re-election?

Yes the fossil super-delegates will go for Obama, the ones that aren’t in an elected office currently, but even they will be able to put a finger up into the air and feel a shift in the winds. And a few of those lost in ’10 due to the Obama policies and don’t particularly like the feeling.

Obama proved you don’t need to win the majority of delegates to take the convention. If a few of the supers start to go for ABO then the floodgates will be opening as that which should not be aired is aired.

Much more popcorn, please!

ajacksonian on May 23, 2012 at 11:43 AM

There could be torches and pitchforks on Pennsylvania Ave, and Obama still would not go quietly. . . . And at this rate, that might happen.

WannabeAnglican on May 23, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Obama is a very weak candidate who should have had a serious Primary challenger.

OxyCon on May 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Heh……

DethMetalCookieMonst on May 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

For the change you made – I’d say its closer to 100%.
But ya – other Dems would say that the 40% voting against Obummer must be racist.

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

0 is done!

Bmore on May 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I smell Hillary.

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I want my republic back.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I want to have your baby.

/

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

..so yea, you can put California in the swing column for 2012.

SWalker on May 23, 2012 at 10:04 AM

If you are driving, pull over, engage emergency flashers..I will send help to you..

hillsoftx on May 23, 2012 at 10:07 AM

..actually, he’s got an interesting point. If Romney makes a few appearances in California, he could force Obama to defend so-called safe turf and draw down on his campaign funds.

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM

As a fellow Californian I’m sure you can attest to the remarkable amount of disillusionment in Obama that folks here are expressing. Not that the Fifth Column Treasonous Media is ever going to let the rest of the nation know about it though.

SWalker on May 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

If this keeps up, President Obama may not carry West Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas in November like he did in 2008. He needs these states to….LOL, sorry couldn’t finish without laughing.

inthemiddle on May 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I want Barack Obama to spend Election Night weeping, raging, drinking, smoking, and punching the nearest wall in frustration and despair.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

..maybe do a little blow, too?

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I suspect that’s nothing out of the ordinary in little Bammie’s WH.

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Remember that in VA (which so many on the Left and squishy Right want to paint as ‘swing’) that Obama cannot find a politician who wants him to show up at a campaign event. He is President Plutonium, killing election hopes by his very presence.

Force him to show up in CA and then see who is standing by his side in hopes that he will be a PLUS to their chances.

Yes a few Romney trips to CA would be very helpful in outing the Obama brownosers with hopes of election. Fun will be had by… well… quite a few, I suspect.

ajacksonian on May 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Here’s some of that 2008 Hope for a Wed palate cleanser

The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations.

…this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless;

this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal;

Praise Obama.

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

This will almost certainly spell the deathknell for Biden as Veep. The Dems must be frantic after seeing this happen in three states (so far). I’m sure that Hillary is receiving numerous phone calls as we speak. If it’s Obama/Clinton on the ticket look to see many of the uneducated leftists (but I repeat myself) getting tingles up and down their legs. This ain’t over till the fat lady sings.

neyney on May 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I want Barack Obama to spend Election Night weeping, raging, drinking, smoking, and punching the nearest wall in frustration and despair.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I want PolygaMitt to be consoled by his five wives at the compound when he loses in November.

inthemiddle on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Two electoral points that have been missed so far.

1) In the closed Nebraska Democrat primary, 20% of the ballots had no vote for President.

2) In the Arkansas primary [admittedly open, but Republicans tend not to forego the chance to fight over offices lower down on the ticket] John Wolfe seems to have gotten about 41.5% of the vote. This includes taking the majority in a number of districts. By the rules of the game [I know, I am talking about Democrats here; bear with me.]; Wolfe should get some delegates to the National Convention because he won them “fair and square”. If Politico spoke the truth a few days ago, the DNC is retroactively going to disqualify him from the ballot and award all his delegates to Obama. That has got to terminally hack off at least some of his voters. And he is on the ballot in several states.

One non-electoral point:

Ultimately, this is irrelevant. SippyCup will manufacture several fake major “crises” in October in order to suspend national elections for reasons of “national security.”

Seriously.

SnarkySam on May 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM

SnarkySam speaks sooth.

Yes, we had elections even during the Civil War. And yes, there are Oathkeepers who will not back an attempted coup d’ etat. But keep in mind that we are dealing with Obama and the current Democratic Party. They have no love or respect for the country or the Constitution. They will try, feeling that accepting an electoral loss is just as bad as losing a second Civil War. The question is not whether they will try. It is whether we will be ready and able to stop them.

Subotai Bahadur

Subotai Bahadur on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

The uncommitted vote is the most embarrassing. At least Wolfe had positions to vote for. KY voters would rather have an unknown blob than Obama.

HEE HEE

gophergirl on May 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Democrat version of SMOD?

Logus on May 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I smell Hillary.

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Nah, that’s just Hope and Change rotting.

Fallon on May 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

inthemiddleontheleft on May 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Check your dosage, you are taking too much. You are hallucinating, again.

Fallon on May 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM

As a fellow Californian I’m sure you can attest to the remarkable amount of disillusionment in Obama that folks here are expressing. Not that the Fifth Column Treasonous Media is ever going to let the rest of the nation know about it though.

SWalker on May 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Not sure I fully believe (yet) that CA could flip, given their history, but there are many factors heading that way – as you indicate.

I used to work with a guy who lives out by Edwards AFB. While I was out there staying with him for a week last summer, he told me how the electric rates are work there. As of last year, he was paying upwards of $700 a month just for electricity during the summer. With Obummer’s EPA doing everything they can to drive rates even higher, that’s bound to turn more than a few heads when people start going bankrupt just trying to pay for utilities.

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Kentucky voters in the Democratic primary preferred the empty slot to the empty suit, apparently

This will become a classic from the 2012 election, or it should.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM

“From Diapers to Depends” and “Forward”…not so much?

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Without racial hatred and class warfare the demorats have no possible chance to win. Now the demorats are turning on their own screaming those demorats voting against Obama are racists. We are watching “political cannabalism” as the demorats eat their own. Hate can only go so far. It will be intersting if they can regain their base by pumping up the hate and vitriole that as always worked before.

volsense on May 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

If this keeps up, President Obama may not carry West Virginia, Kentucky and Arkansas in November like he did in 2008. He needs these states to….LOL, sorry couldn’t finish without laughing.

inthemiddle on May 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Time for a geography refresher – Kentucky and West Virginia border Ohio. The culture of rural Ohio is very similar to that of its bordering states. Ohio is one of those states that Obama must keep, in order to prevent being a one-term president.

Elite Democrats have looked down upon the working-class “Reagan Democrats” for years. Looks like the chickens are finally coming home to roost. If yesterday’s primary is any indication, “Reagan Democrats” will either be voting Republican this year, or staying home. And not just the ones in Kentucky, West Virginia and Arkansas.

But it is good that you are so ignorant of this fact – you (and those of your political persuasion) will not see the kick in the teeth coming, until the blow has landed.

SubmarineDoc on May 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

The Nov. election will not be close.

The people are not telling the pollsters the truth.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Also, composites are not committed.

Schadenfreude on May 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Don’t you mean a Lyndon BAINes Johnson moment?

jdespirito on May 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM

The bulk of Bacracka’s lead in Arkansas was from Pulaski County (Little Rock).

SouthernGent on May 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Simply fascinating. Just think about it. Folks in two separate states had to have the moxie, the motivation, the wherewithal to get up off the couch, get in the car to drive to a polling place and wait in line to get into a voting both to pick “uncommitted”. I’m simply in reverence of these people.

DumboTheAvenger on May 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

But wait…the POLLS say he is all GOOD…except when they don’t! Oh well, we’ll take them all DEAD serious…cuz’ they are POLLS!!!!!!!

winston on May 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

No sane person would put any political sticker on their car in these polarized times. Good way to get your car keyed or a road flare thrown through the back window.

Happy Nomad on May 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Got that right, Happy. Also, I had to think long and hard about putting a “Nobama” sign in my yard, but decided my home would likely be damaged since I live in a Democrat stronghold, pro-union, pro-Odumbie community.

GrannyDee on May 23, 2012 at 12:44 PM

“…A good, solid B+”

ornery_independent on May 23, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Come on, barack. Say something about how these folks are all racist. That they are red-neck constitutionalists. Say how they are clinging to their guns and bibles.
DuctTapeMyBrain on May 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

…Well he is in The Bay Area today…
XfingersX

tacodawn on May 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Simply fascinating. Just think about it. Folks in two separate states had to have the moxie, the motivation, the wherewithal to get up off the couch, get in the car to drive to a polling place and wait in line to get into a voting both to pick “uncommitted”. I’m simply in reverence of these people.

DumboTheAvenger on May 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

They may have had senators and representatives they wanted to vote for and felt like they had to vote for somebody for president. Either way, not good news for Duh Won.

SKYFOX on May 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Eugene McCarthy, call your office.

Ward Cleaver on May 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Deanna on May 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

If these older 50 women took a closer look at JFK’s true record (putting the media spin and the fact that he was assassinated aside), they’d discover he was nothing special – not as bad as Obama but nothing special as a President.

bw222 on May 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Many of the older women I know, over 50 years old, are infatuated with the Obama mystique. They think of him as the second coming of JFK and really don’t know what he stands for or what he has done and don’t seem to care.

Now if I can only figure out a way to keep them from voting…just kidding.

What’s also ironic is that many of the older Dem voters I know are prejudiced against Blacks but for some reason accept Obama. They all talk about how nice and clean-cut he is and how he’s different from other Blacks. This is the true Liberal Dem voter.

Deanna on May 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

WOW..Interesting. I’m 50 female, and I see no “mystique” in Obama, never did. What I’ve noticed, and I live in Washington state, is when I see Obama bumper stickers, it’s always old grey haired men with beards and flannel shirts. I’m not kidding. Have also seen a few cars with Canadian plates with Obama stickers..WTF?

silverlakegal on May 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Pic of the Day: Barack Obama, The First “Teabagger”?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/05/pic-of-day-barack-obama-first-teabgger.html

Resist We Much on May 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Oh, for Pete’s sake. Does this mean that Obama might lose West Virginia and Kentucky this November? Ya think? This is useless information.

Drew Lowell on May 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM

WOW..Interesting. I’m 50 female, and I see no “mystique” in Obama, never did. What I’ve noticed, and I live in Washington state, is when I see Obama bumper stickers, it’s always old grey haired men with beards and flannel shirts. I’m not kidding. Have also seen a few cars with Canadian plates with Obama stickers..WTF?

silverlakegal on May 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Actually I was being kind. Most of the women are closer to retirement age or older. They were probably in junior or senior high and were all about the whole Camelot/JFK/Jackie mystique. For some reason they have transferred that to Obama and company and they generally ignore dead as a door nail Fat Ted’s rotten character too. Unfortunately most of these women vote but they are also pretty much die-hard Dems so that won’t change the dynamics of the election. Oh, and this is in Pennsylvania but I saw it when I lived in Ohio too.

Deanna on May 23, 2012 at 1:47 PM

As a fellow Californian I’m sure you can attest to the remarkable amount of disillusionment in Obama that folks here are expressing.

SWalker

I would like to know, what part of Obummer’a policies are they “disappointed” in?

Did he not spend enough?

What was the cut-off point in spending and taxes?

EPA regulations? They love their war on fat and salt and the right foods to eat, don’t they?

Seems to me, they’re turning on Obummer, but still believe in their losing Socialist ideas, and looking for the next Dem star to come along and do the same things.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

A stake in the heart of progressivism. First Wi, then Obama, then roll back all this crap he passed through. All of it.

wi farmgirl on May 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Granted, California also is essentially disintigrating from within as nanny state liberalism has finally caught up with the state but I just don’t buy that there as so many disgruntled people in LA and SF that they will abandon Obama.

Many of the people in California who would be inclined to vote against Obama have already voted… with their feet. Moved to Texas, Nevada, Arizona and other places where achievement is not punished as severely as in California. The people remaining in California are wealthy liberals who can afford to throw away 50%+ of their income and those receiving fat government union salaries and pensions — they’ll still pull the lever for O.

texasentrepreneur on May 23, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I want my republic back.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I want to have your baby.
/

faraway on May 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I’ll be here all week. Try the veal. Tip your waiters.

OhioCoastie on May 23, 2012 at 2:09 PM

…Well he is in The Bay Area today…
XfingersX

tacodawn on May 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Actually he’s in Colorado Springs giving another campaign speech at the USAF Academy Commencement. Maybe Bay area later today.

dentarthurdent on May 23, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Many of the people in California who would be inclined to vote against Obama have already voted… with their feet. Moved to Texas, Nevada, Arizona and other places where achievement is not punished as severely as in California. The people remaining in California are wealthy liberals who can afford to throw away 50%+ of their income and those receiving fat government union salaries and pensions — they’ll still pull the lever for O.

texasentrepreneur on May 23, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Pensions are fully taxable in California, so the first thing a state employee does when retiring with a fat California pension is get the h out. Unfortunately they get to vote in the new state that they infest.

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 2:41 PM

..actually, he’s got an interesting point. If Romney makes a few appearances in California, he could force Obama to defend so-called safe turf and draw down on his campaign funds.

The War Planner on May 23, 2012 at 11:39 AM

This is the money quote. Literally.

Right at the start of the primary season, the DNC told Democrat candidates for Senate, House, state governorships, and state offices “you’re on your own”. Why? because all their money was committed to Obama’s reelection campaign already.

Since then the DNC has seen contributions falling off drastically from ’08. People just are not opening their checkbooks for The one this time around, including some very serious players at the high end of national Democratic politics. This includes some of the heavy hitters from Hollywood, as well.

In short, they don’t have as much money to blow on this election as they did in ’08. In fact, incoming is slightly below the level of the ’10 election, which was an off year. (“Offyear” elections traditionally do not garner the financial campaign bankroll that Presidential campain years do.)

What this means is that Obama can’t campaign as powerfully as he did in ’08; the resources aren’t available.

If he is forced to play a defense “ground game” in what should be a “safe area”, like California, it is going to cost him in the general election.

BTW, this is how Jimmy Carter lost the 1980 election; he found that all the states that had put him over the top in ’76 were either “swing”, or in the GOP column. Contrary to the story put out at the time, that he was told on the plane back to Plains (ahem) the night before Election day that he would lose, he was told, in the Oval Office, in late July that it was all over bar the shouting.

I don’t make predictions, but based on the available data, Obama is in trouble in states that should be part of his base. And is in an uphill battle in states he absolutely must carry, like Ohio and Pennsylvania.

If things remain more or less the same, on Election Day, he will be congratulating President-Elect Romney.

No, that’s fantasy. He would never congratulate someone for taking away his toys.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Oh, for Pete’s sake. Does this mean that Obama might lose West Virginia and Kentucky this November? Ya think? This is useless information.

Drew Lowell on May 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Why did Reagan crush Carter by 10 points when Carter had been up by 6 in October?

Reagan Democrats. It was the blue-collar, union, rural, suburban, predominantly white and Christian Democrats that crossed over and voted Republican that caused a landslide. Yes, WV, KY, and AR were never going to go Obama in November, but you have to look that who was voting against Obama in those Democratic primaries and whether they have counterparts in other states in large blocs. They do….OH, PA, VA, NC, MO, IN, IA, etc….

That’s why the WH should be very concerned.

Obviously, Obama has a problem with a significant part of his base: blue-collar workers in Appalachia and the Midwest, especially in coal states. Turnout was only around 10%, but 42% the vote was cast by Democrats, who left home/work, got in the car, drove to the polling station, and voted AGAINST the POTUS, who is the leader of their own party.

Resist We Much on May 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

If things remain more or less the same, on Election Day, he will be congratulating President-Elect Romney.

No, that’s fantasy. He would never congratulate someone for taking away his toys.

clear ether

eon

eon on May 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I don’t think he will even show up for the inauguration.

slickwillie2001 on May 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM

PUMAs Unite!!!

KS Rex on May 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Who can Obama blame to turn this around? Where’s a bigger bus when you need one?

MrX on May 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I smell Hillary.

Eeeeew.

Dirty Creature on May 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I for one don’t want to see this internal warfare go to far. The last thing we need is for Obama to throw in the towel and turn the party over to the Clintons.

LCT688 on May 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Who can Obama blame to turn this around? Where’s a bigger bus when you need one?
MrX on May 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Bitter clingers, bible-toting flat-earthers, racists, and the mother of them all, Bush.

lonestar1 on May 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I for one don’t want to see this internal warfare go to far. The last thing we need is for Obama to throw in the towel and turn the party over to the Clintons.

LCT688 on May 23, 2012 at 5:54 PM

LCT – I was thinking exactly the same thing. I don’t think that BHO has a chance on Nov 6th (the vibes that I am getting are exactly like before the 1980 election). Hillary, however, would be a much more difficult opponent.

SubmarineDoc on May 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

The Clintons will watch from the sidelines and smugly laugh at the One’s demise..

Why would Hillary want to jump on board the Titanic..

They can say “I told you so.” and they would be right..

RockyJ. on May 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Democratics are split!

Factions in the democrat party are at war with each other!

The democrat party is fractured!

Democratics try to purge moderates from their ranks!

Recriminations and acrimony rage in the democrat party!

jaime on May 23, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Hate is on open display in the democrat party!

Democratics out themselves as racist when voting against Obama!

Stupid, ignorant, uneducated democratics vote against Obama!

Democratics showcase their treason by voting against Obama!

jaime on May 23, 2012 at 8:46 PM

The Clintons will watch from the sidelines and smugly laugh at the One’s demise..

Why would Hillary want to jump on board the Titanic..

They can say “I told you so.” and they would be right..

RockyJ. on May 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM

That is what I have always thought. I can see Bill and Hillary talking back in 2008….Lets let the party choose Obama and see him fall flat on his face…they will be begging us to come back and we can say “I told you so.”

logicman_1998 on May 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Sorry cane_loader, I didn’t mean to strike out what you said. I hit strike instead of quote.

Deanna on May 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Just as well.

DevilsPrinciple on May 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM

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