Skip to comments.4 in 10 Democrats desert Obama in Arkansas, Kentucky (vote 'present')
Posted on 05/23/2012 2:05:57 AM PDT by Libloather
4 in 10 Democrats desert Obama in Arkansas, Kentucky
By Josh Lederman and Emily Goodin - 05/22/12 09:12 PM ET
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.
With turnout low, Romney did get more total votes than presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who won his primary with almost 67 percent of the vote. Obama had more than 118,600 votes to about 117,100 for Romney.
Obama's nomination for a second term by the Democratic Party has never been in danger. But the large number of defections is bad optics for Obama, highlighting widespread discontent with his administration among Democrats who come from conservative states.
A felon incarcerated in Texas took 41 percent of the vote from the president when Democrats in West Virginia cast ballots in the primary earlier in May.
The results in both Kentucky and Arkansas were not unexpected; both are solid red states. In 2008, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won Kentucky with 58 percent and Arkansas with 59 percent.
Obviously, that first "Romney" is supposed to be "Obama". of course, when looking at their liberal records, I can see how it would be easy to confuse the two.
-—. Obamas massive loss in November will take the Democrat Party down with him, IMHO.-—
The challenge for us will be to get the RINOs to DO SOMETHING with this victory.
——Dont think so. Romney wants it a LOT more than McCain did.....McCain KNEW he wasnt up for it.——
That’s true. He’s running for class president, and he won’t be denied. His scorched-earth negative ad campaign against his Republican rivals proved it.
But his initial reluctance to go negative on Odumbo scares me. He’s a coward. I learned that from observing him in MA. He fears bad press.
My hope is that he will allow the PACs to do the dirty work. But when the media kicks and screams, Romney will repudiate “divisive” advertising.
This is not hopeful news to me. As long as their ballot shows they are registered Democrat it doesn’t matter who they vote for, it will be recorded as a vote for Zero.
“Now take these numbers to NC, VA, OH, CO, IN, MI, MO and a few more and Zero is just a sh*t stain in the history books”
It’s ALL going to come down to Ohio and Michigan, Folks.
And you don’t have the luxury of sitting on your ass and complaining from the keyboard, this time.
Way back Phil Dragoo posted funny photo shops of his own showing how the picture is more believable if you crop Obama out of it.
The main problem with the photo is that grandpa's arm and hand are added as his arm from the elbow to his hand can't possibly be that LONG unless he is elastic man.