Even though he’s a prisoner, is being jailed in Texas, and was sentenced to 17.5 years for making threats, Keith Judd wound up taking about 42% of the votes in West Virginia’s primary, possibly qualifying for a delegate (jury’s out on that one).
President Obama’s poor showing in that state should be no surprise as he’s been promising for years to kill the coal industry upon which many West Virginians rely and he only took 26% of the votes there in 2008.
What the primary does show is the extreme unhappiness many Democrats feel at President Obama. This discontent is not being reported by our journolist friends. Even West Virginia’s Democratic governor has not endorsed Obama.
And former mastermind of Bill Clinton’s campaign, James Carville, has said:
Democratic fundraisers, activists, supporters, and even politicians alike have somehow collectively lapsed into the sentiment that the president is going to be reelected and that we have a good shot to take the House back while holding the Senate. I ask: What are you smoking?What are you drinking?What are you snorting or just what in the hell are you thinking? [...] Please folks — wake up!
It’s going a bit far to say that because of the primary results in West Virginia that Barack Obama is going to lose his re-election… the point is, folks, that there is a lot of unhappiness out there among Democrats that’s not being reported and that we might wake up after election day to be “surprised” that Obama has not won.