Just in case you are one of those who believes President Barack Obama is not easily beatable in the November election if the GOP just runs a competent campaign, Democrat voters in West Virginians are proving you wrong.
In the Democratic primary, West Virginian voters registered their displeasure with President Barack Obama’s administration by flocking to the alternative candidate, Inmate No. 11593-051 at the Texarkana, Texas, Correctional Facility, Keith Judd.
While Obama won his last election on the strength of his resume as a Nobel-Prize-winning community organizer (near as I can figure, that’s a guy who sells cookies and candy outside the grocery store), Judd comes to the table with a 17.5-year sentence for extortion.
While Obama does have all those rumors going for him about threatening the Clintons and other Democrats to keep silent on his phony birth certificate, Judd’s long-term legal experience clearly lends him a credibility — dare we say gravitas — that West Virginians can respect.
With 83 percent of precincts reporting late last night, Judd seemed to be pulling in a whopping 40 percent of the vote. Under primary rules, he only needs 15 percent to be entitled to delegate representation at the Democratic National Convention this summer.
This is not the first time primary voters have chosen a convict over President Obama in a Democratic primary this year. Back in March, Democrat Randall Terry, founder of the pro-life group Operation Rescue and veteran of more than 50 arrests, won 18 percent of the vote in the Oklahoma primary.
According to the Associated Press, it’s unclear what effect Judd’s incarceration might have on his right to have delegates.
Based solely on some of the stuff Obama’s gotten away with, being a federal prisoner should be no barrier at all to Judd winning the White House.