The West Virginia Presidential Primary
From the Huffington Post:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary....Yes, felon Keith Judd got only 40% of the vote. But he's in prison! When was the last time that an incarcerated felon got that many votes in a Presidential primary?
In the big scheme of things, West Virginia doesn't have many votes in the electoral college. Nevertheless, the article indicates that some people are fed up to their eye teeth with Obama. As most know, West Virginia has been particularly hard-hit by the recession and the Obama administration's energy policies:
Obama's energy policies and the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of mining-related permits have incurred the wrath of West Virginia's coal industry. With the state the nation's second-biggest producer of this fossil fuel, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Sen. Joe Manchin – both Democrats have championed the industry – have declined to say whether they will support Obama in November.Read the entire article HERE. It's a gem!