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Obama loses more than 40 percent of Kentucky primary voters to ‘uncommitted’ option
The Washington Post ^ | 05/22/12 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 05/22/2012 7:02:56 PM PDT by TonyInOhio

President Obama lost more than 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Kentucky Democratic primary to the “uncommitted” option — the latest example of the incumbent president failing to win votes in an uncompetitive primary.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting in the Bluegrass State, Obama led “uncommitted” just 58 percent to 42 percent. Obama trailed in more than 60 Kentucky counties.

It was just the latest episode of the president taking less than 60 percent of the vote in a primary this year.

He ceded 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia to an incarcerated man in Texas named Keith Judd, and in Oklahoma, Obama lost several counties and won just 57 percent of the vote.

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Oklahoma; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012; barakalypse; democrats; elections; fail; kentucky; loser; mediawingofthednc; nobama2012; obama; obamatruthfile; oklahoma; uncommitted; westvirginia
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The sitting President of the United States failed to win 40% of the votes of members of his own party who went ot the polls to choose, well, NOBODY!

Now imagine the media reaction if that President were named Bush. :)

1 posted on 05/22/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

If a Democrat Governor or Senator had seriously challenged Obama for the nomination, he could have been in serious trouble by now.


2 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TonyInOhio

The bitter clingers are unhappy.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: TonyInOhio; skinkinthegrass; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

This is priceless. A sitting President doing this poorly against a political non-entity is not something I’ve seen before.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: TonyInOhio

Who was the last sitting President before Obama to loose 40% to uncommitted on a primary ballot?


5 posted on 05/22/2012 7:09:59 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: TonyInOhio

Obama shrugs off the snub, just bitter clingers to him.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 7:10:35 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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7 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TonyInOhio

With 19% of precincts reporting, he is also struggling in Arkansas:

Obama 58%
Wolfe 42%

http://arkansasmatters.com/electionresults


8 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rodm
Who was the last sitting President before Obama to loose 40% to uncommitted on a primary ballot?

Who was the last sitting President before Obama to loose 41% to a Texas prison inmate?

9 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:27 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Now, good folks......don’t get giddy. We want to totally destroy Obama politically forever, and send the entire Democrat Party down into the cesspool of low life where they so rightfully belong, forever. Democrats=Traitors, Obama=America Hater. Keep up the good fight, no matter how good our outcome looks now.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 7:13:41 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Me either. Imagine if a GOP candidate ran this poorly?


11 posted on 05/22/2012 7:14:58 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GeronL

Hillary is kicking herself.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:39 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

[singing] Kentucky loser whines of his own misspent life...

Thanks TonyInOhio.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PapaBear3625

More Popcorn, More Butter, Go Wolfie!


14 posted on 05/22/2012 7:19:25 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: TonyInOhio
The sitting President of the United States failed to win 40% of the votes of members of his own party who went ot the polls to choose, well, NOBODY!

If THAT'S not a protest, I don't know what one is!

15 posted on 05/22/2012 7:20:02 PM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TonyInOhio

“Uncommitted” is more qualified than the current narcissist-in-chief.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 7:20:27 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: TonyInOhio

This is the third state in which something similar has happened. I don’t care what current polls are showing. Obama is in deep trouble.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 7:20:45 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: TonyInOhio

LOL. I got another chuckle about the dims whining about open primaries and blaming it all on GOP voters up to no good.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 7:23:10 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Hugin

“The bitter clingers are unhappy.”

Well, the “coal thing” is a fairly big deal, between those who were mining it and those who found low electric rates one of the only bright spots of living here.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SunkenCiv
Thanks TonyInOhio.

You're most welcome. I love sharing good news!

I suspect the news from Arkansas may be even better - Brak is losing 41% of the vote there to a man named John Wolfe, and I would not be surprised to see Wolfe hit 45% of the vote by the end of the evening.

Smell that? Smells like Victory!

20 posted on 05/22/2012 7:27:58 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Victory!)
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To: TonyInOhio

I may have to revise my opinion of Obama. Previously it’s been my thought that he could disembowel a live baby on television from the Oval Office, eat it’s entrails and still get 30% of the vote.

I’m thinking it’s probably more like 35%.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 7:30:23 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Clintonfatigued
A sitting President doing this poorly against a political non-entity is not something I’ve seen before.

You have to go back to 1968 to the last time this happened. On March 12 of that year, Lyndon Johnson barely beat Eugene McCarthy by 49-42% in the NH primary. This poor showing by Johnson encouraged Robert Kennedy to throw his hat in the ring and shortly afterwards, Johnson, sensing his doom, dropped out of the race.

22 posted on 05/22/2012 7:34:26 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: lodi90
I got another chuckle about the dims whining about open primaries and blaming it all on GOP voters up to no good.

They're complaining about the GOP in Idaho going to a closed primary for the first time this year. They are saying that it disenfranchised voters! Turnout was at record highs.

23 posted on 05/22/2012 7:36:37 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: TonyInOhio

In Arkansas so far a kook lawyer nobody knows is getting 40+ percent aganist Obama!!!!!!


24 posted on 05/22/2012 7:39:58 PM PDT by therut
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To: TonyInOhio

Kentucky 2012: Obama 58%, Uncommitted 42%
Kentucky 2008: Obama 41%, McCain 57%


25 posted on 05/22/2012 7:49:02 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: therut

Hey, Arkansans have always had a thing for kook lawyers...Bill the adulterer comes to mind!


26 posted on 05/22/2012 7:50:58 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: TonyInOhio
Embarrassed RATS are trying to make sure the results of the WV RAT primary are not repeated

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2012/May/21/w_va__could_add_hurdles_to_primary_ballot.html

27 posted on 05/22/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Yep, don’t get giddy, but everywhere we can, tie the dimrat party to obama. He is their boy. He is their community agitating marxist. He is them and they are him.


28 posted on 05/22/2012 7:53:09 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: TonyInOhio

MSM Headline: OBAMA BEATS PRIMARY OPPONENT BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN RED STATE!!!


29 posted on 05/22/2012 7:58:19 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: TonyInOhio

Imagine if these KY or WV results had occured to a sitting republican president. The media would be ALL OVER THIS, but tomorrow there won’t be a peep.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 7:58:41 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: GeronL
"If a Democrat Governor or Senator had seriously challenged Obama for the nomination, he could have been in serious trouble by now."

With no challengers he is in what seems like serious trouble already. But, watch the media work it's magic!

31 posted on 05/22/2012 8:02:31 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Rodm

More Popcorn, More Butter, Go Wolfie!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Who let the dogs out? WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!


32 posted on 05/22/2012 8:03:54 PM PDT by ak267
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To: JLAGRAYFOX; TonyInOhio
good point JLA -- I want to see Obie not only defeated, but crushed, a total repudiation of his policies of divide, utter ignorance of what America stands for and attack on Christianity.

It ain't over until it is over and Obama wins 0 electoral seats (yes, I know it's close to impossible, but anything less tells me that we haven't done our job of convincing people of the evils of socialism)

33 posted on 05/22/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: TonyInOhio
“..Obama trailed in more than 60 Kentucky counties.”

There are 100 counties in KY. This will give Obama diarrhea.

34 posted on 05/22/2012 8:26:12 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Cronos

Bingo. I am with you 10o percent.

GHETTOBAMA needs to be obliterated in November.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 8:29:30 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: elpadre

120.


36 posted on 05/22/2012 8:30:13 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: SamAdams76

You forgot about Bush vs Buchanan in NH during 1992. At least McCarthy was a senator. Buchanan was a political columnist, and he beat Bob Dole in NH in 1996.


37 posted on 05/22/2012 8:37:20 PM PDT by Luke21
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I gotta ask.. If all these nobody’s are coming this close to beating Obama..

Why can’t Goode beat him?

He’s who I am voting for. You can twist yourself any way you’d like to justify voting for Romney if you’d like.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 8:38:05 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: skinkinthegrass

ping would be funny except the population that believe theyre southern dems will still mostly pull tha bambam lever in november...


39 posted on 05/22/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: B Knotts

Last picture I saw she’s like 250lbs now


40 posted on 05/22/2012 9:05:20 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: TomGuy

Wolfe has 41% with 73% reporting.


41 posted on 05/22/2012 9:15:53 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: TonyInOhio
This is a huge disaster for Obama in two ways no one is talking about yet.

#1, The big dollar contributors will look at this, Wisconsin next month, Oprah, Hillary and Barbara Streisand's refusal to campaign for him and other signs and checkbooks will slam shut.

#2, Bill Clinton still hates Obama more than he dislikes any man on earth, and Clinton still has a huge following among mainstream Dems. This will reignite Bill's not-so-quiet mutterings, and those of his friends, which will encourage more donors to not give and other big time Dems to concentrate on local and House races.

This is VERY bad news for Obama.

42 posted on 05/22/2012 9:17:27 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: cableguymn

Because Goode is a minor defeated politician who is a horrible campaigner, and every vote for Goode is an effective vote for Obama.

If you don’t understand that, it’s back to RealPolitics 101 for you.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 9:19:54 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: MindBender26

but a jail bird can come with in 10 points of obama. your logic fails me.


44 posted on 05/22/2012 10:00:47 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: TonyInOhio

Do you know if there were hotly contested down ticket races that were bringing people out? Or did people actually carve some time out of their schedules, get in the car (at $4/gallon), drive to the polls and wait in line to vote “uncommitted”?


45 posted on 05/22/2012 10:58:10 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: TonyInOhio
KY Primary 2008: Hillary 65.48% - Obama 29.92%

Many counties gave Bobo less than 10% in that primary.

46 posted on 05/23/2012 3:38:23 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: aposiopetic

been gone 12 years - memory fades


47 posted on 05/23/2012 4:39:05 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: aposiopetic

been gone 12 years - memory fades


48 posted on 05/23/2012 4:39:24 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: aposiopetic

been gone 12 years - memory fades


49 posted on 05/23/2012 4:39:24 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Some results from Ky counties:

County "Uncommitted" "Barack Obama"
Pike 2620 / 65.32% 1391 / 34.68%
Harlan 1986 / 73.80% 705 / 26.20%
Breathitt 1289 / 63.62% 737 / 36.38%

50 posted on 05/23/2012 4:40:17 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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