The 'Most Important Election of our Lifetime' is looking more and more like a bad three-ring circus. In the ring on your left, we have Democrats accusing Romney of "raping" companies. In the ring on your right, Republicans are calling Obama a "venture socialist." Actually, that's pretty funny, in reference to Solyndra etc.
And in the center ring, today we have the Democrat primary happening in Arkansas.
Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake post the following at a WashPo "blog." [Sorry, I'm purist -- If you're getting paid it's not a blog, it's a job.]
Two weeks after an imprisoned felon received 41 percent of the vote against President Obama in West Virginia’s [Democrat] primary, Arkansas could provide another potential embarrassment for the incumbent.
That’s because only Obama and John Wolfe, a Tennessee lawyer, are on the Democratic presidential primary ballot in the Razorback State. (Wolfe took 12 percent — and nearly 18,000 votes — in a four-way fight in the Louisiana Democratic presidential primary in late March.) And a recent independent poll showed Obama running just seven points ahead of Wolfe in the southern Arkansas 4th district, which covers one-quarter of the state.
All of this takes place on a backdrop that is decidedly less than friendly for Obama. Even while he was sweeping to a national victory (and 365 electoral votes) in 2008, Obama received just 39 percent in Arkansas — six points worse than Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry did four years earlier.
“Arkansas voters are informed voters and are fully aware that John Wolfe will not make it out of the primary,” said one well-connected Arkansas Democrat. “However, if John Wolfe has a strong showing tomorrow, it’s a sign that Democratic voters in Arkansas are frustrated with the administration’s policies and further reiteration that Southern Democrats simply cannot identify with President Obama.”
And, if the press coverage of Keith Judd’s surprisingly strong showing two weeks ago in West Virginia is any indication, you can expect Wolfe to draw significant attention in the immediate aftermath of today’s vote.
Couple Wolfe’s candidacy in Arkansas with the fact that Kentucky — another place where Obama isn’t popular with many people who call themselves Democrats — also votes today (Obama faces no opponents in Kentucky, but voters there can select “uncommitted” as an option) and you have the potential for a less-than-friendly narrative regarding Obama come Wednesday. And that would follow 72 hours of coverage about Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s comments about private equity and how it should be off-limits in the campaign.
But, what would a Wolfe “surge” actually tell us? And what would it mean in the broader dialogue of the presidential race? Not all that much.
It’s no secret that Obama has struggled with many Democrats in Appalachia and portions of the South, struggles attributed to the more conservative nature of the party in that region, his position on mining and, yes, his race.
Yeah right. It has nothing to do whatsoever to do with run-of-the-mill Democrats getting screwed by the Elites in their party's Ruling Class.