"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Pres BO has big problems with Southern Dems
This is a story that must be causing a bit of "indigestion" at the Obama reelection office.
"President Barack Obama continued
to have trouble on Tuesday performing in Democratic primaries in
traditionally conservative states, barely eking out wins in Kentucky and
The president didn’t even have an opponent in Kentucky,
but with 99 percent of the vote counted, Obama took just 57.9 percent
of the vote, with the remaining more than 42 percent of ballots cast for
with 70 percent of the vote tallied, Obama nabbed just 59 percent of
the vote. His opponent there, John Wolfe, was able to take 41 percent of
the vote at that point, according to The Associated Press.
Wolfe, an attorney from Tennessee whose platform includes repealing “Obamacare,” was able to win several counties." (Politico)
Again, Pres BO had no formal opposition except in Arkansas where an underfunded opponent ran against by calling for the repeal of BO-Care!
So what's going on?
As Richard Baehr mentioned on our show Tuesday, these are Dems in name only. More and more Southern Dems are voting GOP at the national level. These are the sons and daughters of the Reagan Democrats, the conservative base of the Dem party that does not subscribe to the San Francisco values proposed by Pres BO.
My guess is that this "protest vote" was driven a bit by Pres BO's recent decision to "evolve" into supporting same sex marriage. I don't think that "same sex marriage" plays well in all of those counties between NY City and San Francisco. I know that it does not. Same sex marriage goes down big every time that voters get to vote!
Pres BO will win the nomination but my guess is that the party will have to offer some seats to non-BO delegates. At the very least, Pres BO won't be unanimously renominated.