The message to come out of West Virginia last night was Anybody But Obama. The spread between Obama and John Edwards was closer than Obama and Hillary. Hillary Clinton won every single county in the state. She did almost as well as John McCain and he is the Republican nominee. In 2004 40% of Democrats voted in the primary, last night it was over 60%.
It looks like over half of the voters (53%) think Obama is untrustworthy. Over 63% of voters stated the economy, followed by Iraq and Health Care, as the most important issues. Around 60% of voters believe Hillary Clinton was better at handling all these issues.
Well, what do they know, right? They are all uneducated, rednecked, racists, right, or at least that is the Obama meme that has been spreading as of late. It turns out Hillary’s support among liberals, moderates, and conservative hover around 60%. If that is broken down further such as very liberal Hillary gets 70% of the vote. In short, Hillary beats Obama in every criteria possible, region, education, income, church affiliation, political affiliation, ideology, gender, union membership, and age.
While around 80% of voters (white) said race was not important to them, it looks like the Wright thing has not gone away. Half of the voters believe that Obama shares the views of Rev. Wright. While 73% of the voters would be satisfied if Hillary won the nomination, 54% of votes would NOT be satisfied if Obama won.
Just the other day someone commented that a vote for Nader was a vote for McCain. While I don’t pay much attention to such political bigotry, could not be the same be said about Obama. Does, anyone truly believe that if he wins the nomination, he will beat McCain in the general. Even his math does not add up. First he says there are 57 – I mean 60 states, and then believes New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada (20 EC total) somehow compensates for the loss of West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
I guess what the Super Delegates need to do, is ask themselves do they really believe Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, and Nevada are going to put the Democrats over the top. If not they better think long and hard before installing Obama as messiah in chief.