President Obama barely eked out Democratic primary wins in Kentucky and Arkansas, Politico reports.
The president didn't even have an opponent in Kentucky, but took just 57.9% of the vote, with the remaining more than 42 percent of ballots cast for "uncommitted."
In Arkansas, his unknown opponent, John Wolfe (D), won 41% of the vote.
Washington Post: "Although the results haven't stopped Obama's march to renomination -- he officially clinched the Democratic nod on April 3 -- they remain an indicator of not-insignificant pockets of unrest within his party."
The Post article goes on to say that there are two reasons Obama is underperforming in these southern state primaries - one is race, the other is many Dems in these states feel the Obama administration has been too far to the "left" on many issues that affect them, especially environmental issues.
But in my state, when the Democratic primary comes around, I too will be voting for a candidate other than Barack Obama.
I will then call the Obama campaign AND the Obama White House and let them know - the teacher bashing, the education privatization policies, the bank bailouts, the miserable HAMP mortgage program, the treatment of Bradley Manning, the use of drones to slaughter innocents around the world, the illegal surveillance - these are the reasons I am not voting for Barack Obama.
Not in the primary, not in the general.
And they're not going to scare me with the alternative.
Sorry, whether Mitt Romney brings us to feudalism at 100 MPH or Obama brings us there at 80 MPH, we're still getting to the Feudal State.
Oh, and last but not least - as soon as Obama is re-elected, he plans on going after Social Security and Medicare.
One more reason not to vote for this corporatist.