Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Did West Virginia's Joe Manchin (D) Vote For Keith Judd?

Or, as he has better known, inmate No. 11593-051?

Senator Manchin, who refused to say whether he voted for Obama on Tuesday, said he's grateful that most voters look at the totality of his voting record, not whether he follows the party line...

Senator Manchin may buck his party's platform, but a vote for Joe is still a vote for Harry Reid, which is a vote for the hard-left Obama agenda.  Someone ought to pound that home come November.  Because West Virginia Democrats seem awful dissatisfied with their options:

41% of West Virginia Democrats voted for this man over their party's standard bearer:

Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas got 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary.

The inmate, Keith Judd, is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. Obama received 59 percent of the vote to Judd's 41 percent. For some West Virginia Democrats, simply running against Obama is enough to get Judd votes.

But don't worry, Obama is a shoo-in for re-election.  Why?  Because the media said so...

But back on planet reality, one is reminded of how Chris Christie won New Jersey (formally known as "Blue Jersey), against an incumbent liberal with a 4-1 spending advantage and a party registration advantage of 600,000+ D.  When the time came to pull the lever, most voters, regardless of ideological stripe, simply could not stomach the thought of  four more years of  Jon Corzine.   So they held their nose and voted Republican, and now people in the Garden State sing "In New Jersey they love the governor, woo-hoo-hoo...'

(well - maybe not Bruce Springsteen...)

Which is exactly what is going to happen in the general election in November.  And who knows, maybe Joe Manchin will vote for Mitt Romney after all - he's still a better choice than inmate11593-051...

And all the Air Force One fundraising junkets in the world may not help the president who edged out a Texas troublemaker:

Sen. Richard Lugar - the longest-serving senator in Indiana history - has lost his Republican Senate primary on Tuesday to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock...Lugar's campaign, which had spent $6.7 million on the race as of April, did significantly outspend Mourdock's, which had spent $2 million as of April...

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