In my previous post, I noted James Carville's observation that Democrats can lose big in November. Then I read this story on HuffPo. A convict in a Texas prison got 40% of the vote running against Obama in the West Virginia Democrat primary. That's forty percent of Democrat voters who want someone other than Obama.
Other Obama opponents in Democrat primaries also have done well. Randall Terry got 18% of Democrat votes in Oklahoma. John Wolfe received 18,000 votes in Louisiana. And in Alabama, 18% of Democratic voters chose "uncommitted" in the primary rather than vote for Obama.
Most of the voters didn't know Obama's opponent was in prison. Emily Brown planned to vote for him until she found out his address was at Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution. "I'm not voting for somebody who's in prison," she said. She was certain about one thing: "I just want to vote against Barack Obama."