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Obama loses 40% of the vote in two Democratic primaries (Even with no primary challenger!)
Hotair ^ | 05/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/23/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Kentucky; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 0bamafail; 2012; 2012election; democrat; democrats; elections; hahahahaha; kentucky; nobama; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; obama; obamatruthfile; primaries; westva; westvirginia

1 posted on 05/23/2012 7:20:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Are West Virginia and Kentucky open primary states?

If they are, I suspect a lot of Republicans crossed over to vote in the Democrat primary. I know I would have.

It would be sweet if that 40% were actual Democrats, but it's probably not.

2 posted on 05/23/2012 7:34:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I suppose some Republicans might have re-registered as Democrats before the primary - it’s possible, I suppose - but I live in Kentucky and am not aware of any such thing taking place. When I voted - because I was a registered Republican - I only had the option of voting Republican.

I work in West Virginia & the story is the same there - around these parts, Obama is despised by Rs & Ds alike. This is coal country & you don’t mess around with those jobs, it is the lifeblood for our communities. Outside of the solid liberal states, Obama is in trouble.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 7:40:04 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: alicewonders
Cool!

Thanks for the insight.

4 posted on 05/23/2012 7:43:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SeekAndFind
voters in the Democratic primary preferred the empty slot to the empty suit,

What a beautiful turn of phrase.

5 posted on 05/23/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t crow about this; Romney is not exactly doing any better.

I certainly would not vote for Romney, coronation or not.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 7:49:49 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: glorgau

Wasn’t it, though?


7 posted on 05/23/2012 7:51:57 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: SeekAndFind

And I might add - around these parts - Democrats outnumber Republicans 6 to 1.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s campaign never counted on either VW or KY for the general election. The one who should be concerned is Sen. Manchin.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 8:09:16 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind; Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; DoughtyOne

Warms my heart...Truly!!!


10 posted on 05/23/2012 8:39:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Yeah


11 posted on 05/23/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how Obama would do against a straw man?


12 posted on 05/23/2012 8:43:50 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Kentucky Democrats chose the empty slot over the empty suit...”

Quote of the Week, for sure...

Imagining the meltdown going on right as the narcissist-in-chief stands in front of his mirror going “But I’m The One!!! I’m The One!!!”...(probably in his Spongebob Squarepants underwear)...


13 posted on 05/23/2012 9:07:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great!

But let’s not forget that Romney similarly lost 30% and 35% of the GOP vote in his unopposed primaries, as well. He’s only racking up 65-70% against people who are no longer in the race and who have conceded and endorsed him (except for Ron Paul, on the endorsing part, of course).

Makes you wonder what would happen if the 40% of Dems who don’t like Obama and the 33% of Republicans who don’t like Romney and a significant share of the 35% of Americans who positively choose not to affiliate with a major party all got together and decided they wanted another option?


14 posted on 05/23/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (A conservative voting for Romney is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In WV, both primaries are “semi-open” in that those who are non-aligned may request a ballot from either the Republican OR the RAT party.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 9:45:47 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: alicewonders

baraq’s media is running around saying the voters are racist.
It was a Democrat primary.

You southern dems listening out there?


16 posted on 05/23/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: NFHale

Warms my heart...Truly!!!

Why? He was never going to win those states anyway. We have the most pathetic nominee in history so nothing to be warm about. This election is about as depressing as it can get. We lose no matter who wins.....no good at all.


17 posted on 05/23/2012 1:56:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

“..We have the most pathetic nominee in history so nothing to be warm about...”

Be that as it may...anytime I hear the FuBO isn’t getting what he wants when he wants it, it warms my heart.

I’ll disagree with you, though: I think McCain was the most pathetic nominee foisted on us. At least Romney has a shot at sending FuBO out the door. I will agree that that’s not much of an improvement.

One battle at a time. It’s a long, long war, my friend.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 2:51:36 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“But let’s not forget that Romney similarly lost 30% and 35% of the GOP vote in his unopposed primaries, as well.”

Not true. there are 10 GOP presidential contenders on our states’ ballot and the Ron Paul & pals are campaigning hard like its still a race.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 3:04:22 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: WOSG
Not true. there are 10 GOP presidential contenders on our states’ ballot and the Ron Paul & pals are campaigning hard like its still a race.

Is true. Every single other GOP candidate has suspended or conceded, regardless of whether a few diehards at the state level are still continuing the fight. Romney is without any actual opposition, yet 30-40% of GOP primary voters are still consistently choosing legacy candidates over him.

20 posted on 05/23/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (A conservative voting for Romney is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

That is STILL different from obama getting beaten by a felon in some WV counties!
Newt, Santorum, Perry, etc. were viable Presidents, and some of us think they’d be good ones, so it doesnt surprise that some folks use the all-but-over primary to register support of who would have been their favorite, its not a knock on Romney, who’s won all the delegates in recent primaries and will roll them up easily while solidifying his base. Heck, I may do the same thing (vote for Newt for the heck of it). This is not new.

What IS new is Obama getting licked by ... NOBODY.
As biden would say, its a big f’ing deal.


21 posted on 05/23/2012 3:55:50 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

That is STILL different from obama getting beaten by a felon in some WV counties!
Newt, Santorum, Perry, etc. were viable Presidents, and some of us think they’d be good ones, so it doesnt surprise that some folks use the all-but-over primary to register support of who would have been their favorite, its not a knock on Romney, who’s won all the delegates in recent primaries and will roll them up easily while solidifying his base. Heck, I may do the same thing (vote for Newt for the heck of it). Also you have 10% for Ron Paul who is still running. This is not new.

What IS new is Obama getting licked by ... NOBODY.
As biden would say, its a big f’ing deal.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 3:56:33 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Here are the numbers for Arkansas.
Romney got a bigger %age of the GOP primary vote than Obama got of the Democrats, even though there is only a felon on the ballot vs Obama.

Percent Votes
John Wolfe (DEM)
41.62% 67,594
Barack Obama (DEM)
58.38% 94,808
162,402
U.S. President - REP
Contest Detail Map
73 of 75 Counties Reporting
Percent Votes
Newt Gingrich (REP)
4.92% 7,453
Mitt Romney (REP)
68.36% 103,523
Rick Santorum (REP)
13.32% 20,175
Ron Paul (REP)
13.40% 20,290
151,441


23 posted on 05/23/2012 5:18:41 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a real possibility of dems throwing Bork (Obunga) under the bus and somebody else running. Could be the Hildabeast or Stenny Hoyer or any of 20 - 30 people.


24 posted on 05/23/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: WOSG

Nobody has said that Romney didn’t get a larger share in his primary than Obama did in his.

Instead, we’re pointing out that even though he supposedly has it in the bag, he’s still having trouble getting 70% of Republicans to vote for him. That much is mathematical fact, however you’d like to try to spin it. Fact is - a large chunk of the GOP electorate still isn’t reconciling themselves to him, despite all the “Anybody but Obama/You have to vote for Romney or else you’re voting for Obama” scaremongering.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (A conservative voting for Romney is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Again, you dont get it ...your mathematical ‘fact’ means little. Romney getting 70% is fine - any other candidate running would be thrilled to be there right now - he’s not an incumbent and its enough to get it in the bag.
Obama getting 60% is an embarrassment - he’s a sitting president with NO OPPONENT.

I probably wont vote for Romney in the primary, will vote Newt just to show the conservative voter strength, and will gladly walk on broken glass to vote for him over Obama in the november election. Hopefully you have the same attitude.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 9:43:33 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; randita; AuH2ORepublican

The left has been crowing that “not Obama” isn’t enough for us to beat him with. Yet it’s a popular option even in some rat primaries.


27 posted on 05/24/2012 11:59:34 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Keep digging your own grave, Obama.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 10:17:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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