Kentucky and Arkansas: Romney romps, Obama struggles, also rans remain also rans

Mitt Romney easily won primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas. The surprise of the night was that President Obama struggled. The also rans also ran. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2011 — With the presidential nominees of both parties already decided, it is tempting to forget that some states are still holding primaries.

June 5th offers contests in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. On that same day Wisconsin holds its critical recall election involving Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

The primaries wrap up with Utah on June 26th. Other territories from Guam to American Samoa to Puerto Rico and Keenon Ivory Wayans have contests some time in June.

For those who cannot wait until June for a lack of excitement, Texas has its primary on May 29th and its state GOP convention starting June 7th.

For those who cannot even wait one week, the May 22nd lack of excitement consisted of a pair of primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas.

On the Republican side, Mitt Romney won both primaries by a country mile. He easily defeated rivals who had dropped out and remained on the ballot, and one rival who has nothing better to do but likes the attention.

In Kentucky, Governor Romney won 67% of the vote. His three closest challengers split 27% of the vote combined, with the remaining 6% going to people somewhere. Romney won all 42 delegates, with three more unpledged RNC delegates to be added to his total over the protests of screaming lunatics at a later date.

One Kentucky Senator is the son of one of the candidates, which meant absolutely nothing to actual voters.

In Arkansas, Romney claimed 69 percent of the vote. The candidate refusing to drop out struggled to defeat one who already has, with both of them at 13 percent. Another exited candidate picked up 5 percent. Romney gained all 33 delegates and will also pick up another three unpledged RNC delegates. Again this will be done over the objections of college students affecting the Richter scale thinking they are at a rock concert and not a serious political convention.

The zealots blamed their losses in Kentucky and Arkansas on the usual suspects in no particular order. Romney won because of a conspiracy involving crooked Diebold voting machines, biased media coverage, the Zionists, the Trilateral Commission, Neocons, the establishment everyone knows, shadowy forces nobody knows, I’ll Have Another defeating Bodemeister, and Goldman Sachs.

An alternate theory is that more people simply wanted Mitt Romney, and felt he was a better choice than a college campus cult hero appealing to stoners and slackers.

Yet for all the lack of excitement on the Republican side, there was a stunning turn of events on the Democratic side.

Barack Obama is still President and still the Democratic nominee for reelection. Yet two weeks after an embarrassing showing in West Virginia, he was humbled in Arkansas.

The West Virginia primary saw him only gain 59 percent of the vote. A felon living elsewhere made it onto the ballot and picked up 41 percent of the vote. These were Democrats sharply rebuking President Obama. In Arkansas, Obama struggled to fend off a challenge from an unknown citizen.

When Pat Buchanan picked up 37 percent of the vote in New Hampshire against President George Herbert Walker Bush, the media declared that a victory for Buchanan. 53 percent for a sitting President is a pyrrhic victory. When it is Obama struggling in his own party, the media tendency is to ignore the story.

Obama’s supporters and the guy from the Planet Rapulon point out that Romney is being rejected by 1/3 of the members of his own party. Yet Obama has recently been rejected by 2/5 (bigger than 1/3 for those who attended public school) of Democrats while the Rapulon fellow has been rejected by 90 percent of Republicans.

The primaries themselves are less interesting at this point than the excuses offered by those suffering defeats. Supporters of President Obama will dismiss the staggering rejection in the South by advocating that Southern Democrats are not real Democrats. Then they wonder why they lose the South. They will blame racism because that is what they do. The real problem is the big-government liberalism. The Democrats abandoned the South long before the South returned the favor.

Eyes of political junkies will now focus on Texas. Romney and Obama will move one step closer to official combat while the Rapulons will prepare excuses for their fellow losing his home state. Again, it will involve Neocons, Diebold, and Zionists.

Kentucky and Arkansas are in the history books, as the process rolls on.

 

Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian.

Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Eric is 100% alcohol, tobacco, drug, and liberalism free. After years of dating liberals, he has finally seen the light and now only dates Republican Jewish women. His family is pleased over this. Republican, Jewish women, you may contact Eric above.

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Eric Golub

Eric Golub is a politically conservative Jewish blogger, author, public speaker, and comedian. His book trilogy is “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence,” and  “Ideological Idiocy.” 

He is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC. A stockbrokerage professional since 1994, he began blogging on March 11th, 2007, the three year anniversary of the Madrid bombings and the midpoint of 9/11. He has been inflicting his world view on his unfortunate readers since then. He blogs about politics Monday through Friday, and about football and other human interest items on weekends.

 

 

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