The One is apparently no longer the favorite of a solid chunk of Democrats down South. Yesterday, President Obama was badly embarrassed in two Democratic primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas, where no name opponents, including "Uncommitted" in Kentucky, were able to rack up over 40% of the vote among Democrats.
President Barack Obama continued to have trouble on Tuesday performing in Democratic primaries in traditionally conservative states, barely eking out wins in Kentucky and Arkansas.
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 “uncommitted.”
In Arkansas, 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.
The RNC is already out with buttons mocking Obama's embarrassing embarrassment of a performance that invoke the previously spirited Democrat rank-and-file: "Fired Up! Ready to Go! Uncommitted!"
As we said yesterday, Kentucky and Arkansas are not battleground states in the general election. But Obama's performance in the primaries is more than just a one day shaming. The counties he performed worst in Kentucky were the ones that neighbor important swing states like Virginia and Ohio. The distaste Democrats have for Obama in those regions likely trickles over into those key battleground states.
With two-fifths of Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas voting Anyone But Obama, it seems safe to say Team Hopenchange has got some cleaning up to do. And that's just with Democrats.
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