Obama Wins North Carolina …. Clinton Wins Indiana … On to WVA and Kentucky as Democratic Party Divides


Last might Barack Obama, as expected, won big in North Carolina while Hillary Clinton managed to win a close race in the Indiana primary. It is becoming quite obvious and rather ironic that the Democratic Primaries are looking more like a general election between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats win the inner cities and minorities, while Republicans win the rural and the berbs. Obama is overwhelmingly winning inner cities while Hillary Clinton wins the rest of the rural counties. The end result, Obama wins NC, but could he ever do it in a general election against a candidate like John McCain who has great cross over appeal?


However, one thing is for certain that even though Obama continues to lead in the popular vote and delegates … there is trouble in Democratic Paradise. Exit polls are plainly showing that there is a great division in the Party. As the Gateway Pundit and Michelle Malkin point out, The Reverend Wright issue did play an issue with voters in IN and NC.

A sharply divided electorate made for a close contest in Indiana, where working-class whites and controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright worked to Hillary Clinton’s advantage, while liberals, new voters and the mantle of change boosted Barack Obama. (ABC News)

However, here is the news story of the night. As the political battle wages on between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party is seeing a further divide and a split that may be all but impossible to mend. Check out the exit polls that show the divisiveness between Obama and Clinton supporters.

Nearly six in ten Obama supporters in Indiana say they would be dissatisfied if Clinton were the nominee — that’s (I believe) the high percentage of Obama supporters who have ever said that.

In both IN and NC, two thirds of Clinton supporters say they’d be dissatisfied if Obama were the nominee — I believe that’s the highest number recorded for that question, too.

The percentage of Clinton voters who say they’d choose McCain over Obama in a general election is approaching 40% in Indiana. Put it another way: in North Carolina, less than HALF of folks who voted today for Hillary Clinton are ready to say today that they’d definitely vote for Obama in a general election.

Could the divide get worse? Anything is possible. As the Back Yard Conservative reminds us, Reverend Wright may be working on a book. Also remember, the Democratic primary has been run off of great political passion which is tremendous for the process if you win. However, for the losing side … the pain and resentment will endure. In sports, its much easier to accept a blow out loss than a last second defeat. Just ask Al Gore, who has never recovered from Election 2000.

Its on to Kentucky where Clinton has a huge lead in the polls and West Virginia where Clinton leads 56%–27%.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Obama Wins North Carolina …. Clinton Wins Indiana … On to WVA and Kentucky as Democratic Party Divides”

    1. richard on May 7th, 2008 8:57 am

      So the question … how many supporters of one candidate will simply stay home in November if the other one wins? Or, possibly, cross over to the other party and vote for McCain?

      Is it possible that a dark horse third-party candidate (I think it was in 1980 when Anderson campaigned) might emerge and siphon off some crucial votes in a few states?

      The Democratic Party officials must be sweating as heavily as Paulus van der Scum at this point.
      The professed desire of the two Democratic potential candidates to run a fair, friendly campaign has disintegrated, if ever it were true.

      And it looks as though a royal feud is going to persist for some time.

    2. tuyvnsurvivor on May 7th, 2008 10:03 am

      Richard, that is also the thing I fear most…a 3rd party to shoe-in Obama. If what I think is correct and Obama is the scary racist extremist and possible fundamentalist undercover, the worst thing that could happen is a 3rd party to form and slide some votes off McCain. A core group of Obama voters seem locked onto him by ethinic/color, when no amount of scandal; scurilous Wright, mad bomber and bag knocked a single voter away. That is unimagineable, that a center of that core, after that which the many have helped them even over favored them, in return they hate whites enough to put a disloyal high risk experiment in the whitehouse.

    3. Katherine on May 7th, 2008 3:24 pm

      Americans had better wake up, and soon!
      Obama is a vehicle to change our country from the inside out. He is a Marxist who hates what this country stands for and prefers socialism to capitalism. The radical left wing liberals, George Soros, and the international New World Order have chosen this man to fundamentally change our country. And, they just may achieve it if we don’t speak out and fight for our nation.

    4. Tamikosmom on May 7th, 2008 9:26 pm

      Maybe … just maybe Barack Obama’s own words in DREAMS OF MY FATHER and AUDICITY OF HOME will become an issue in the Presidential election.

      It is crucial that the American people are informed of Obama’s racist anti-American ideology … the racist anti-American ideology of the company he has kept for the past twenty years … the racist anti-American ideology revealed is the words he personally authored!!!




      Audacity of Hope: “Lolo (Obama’s step father) followed a brand of Islam ….” “I looked to Lolo for guidance”.

      Dreams of my Father: “The person who made me proudest of all, though, was [half brother] Roy .. He converted to Islam.”

      Dreams of my Father: “In Indonesia, I had spent two years at a Muslim school”

      Dreams of my Father: “I Studied the Koran.”

      Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

      Dreams of My Father: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race”.

      Dreams of my Father: “The emotion between the races could never be pure….. the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.”

      Dreams of my Father: “Any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning.”

      Dreams of My Father: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites”

      Dreams Of My Father: “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself..”.

      Dreams of My Father: “That hate hadn’t gone away,” he wrote, blaming “white people — some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives.”

      Dreams of My Father: “There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs,” he wrote. “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names”

      Dreams of my Father: “Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.”

      Dreams of my Father: “To avoid being mistaken for a racial sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.”

      Dreams of my Father: “there was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”

      Dreams of my Father: “the reason black people keep to themselves is that it’s easier than spending all your time mad, or trying to guess whatever it was that white folks were thinking about you.”

      Dreams of my Father: One line in Malcolm X’s autobiography “spoke” to Obama “it stayed with me,” he says. “He spoke of a wish he’d once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged.”

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