HolyCoast: Could Obama Lose Arkansas...in the Primary?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Could Obama Lose Arkansas...in the Primary?

He'll lose Arkansas in the general election and probably by quit a bit, but it looks like he's getting quite a challenge in the primary from a completely unknown character:
A new poll of Arkansas Democrats shows Barack Obama receiving support from only 45 percent of Democratic primary voters in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, while 38 percent support his underfunded and relatively unknown primary challenger, Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe, Jr. Seventeen percent are undecided in the district poll.

In an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Wolfe said the poll results were “unbelievable” and said a defeat for Obama in the Arkansas primary would be “politically cataclysmic.”

“It says the momentum is good,” Wolfe said about the poll. “This is democracy in action."

Wolfe predicted that the voters would move his way in the final days before the May 22 primary, despite his shoestring campaign budget. “There’s not been a single TV ad. There’s not been a single radio ad,” he said.

Wolfe is also competing against Obama in Texas’s May 29 primary.
Obama will probably pull it out, but after losing something like 41% of the vote to a federal prison inmate in West Virginia, who knows?

1 comment:

Larry said...

I never heard what the genesis was for the WV primary challenge. Was it just a lark? Keith Judd had to pay a $2,500 filing fee to run, which went a lot farther than the same amount donated to the Romney campaign.