Clinton Rips Obama in West Virginia Primary 67% – 26% … Is Obama Really a Viable Candidate?


OUCH!!! Hillary Clinton Routs Obama, 67% to 26%.

And the winner of last nights Democratic Primary in West Virginia was … Donkey_Butt_kickJohn McCain.  A little fact for Democrats and Super Delegates to ponder … a Democrat has not won the White House since 1916 if they did not win West Virginia. Yesterday, we posted with some exaggeration that Clinton could have a big win in WV; however, who knew it would be this type of rout? 

Clinton more than proved that she should continue and let her voice be heard and that voters and delegates better take a long hard look at the viability of Barack Obama.. Is Obama really a viable Democratic option for President if he can be beat in a swing state like West Virginia by 40 points?

“I am more determined than ever to carry on this campaign, until everyone has had a chance to make their voices heard.” (MSNBC

Last night in the West Virginia Primaries Hillary Clinton routed Barack Obama by 41% points, 68–37. It is hard to believe that this was the ending that team Obama wanted. Obama can focus on GWB and McCain all he wants in his speeches, he better start wooing the Democratic vote that seems to be leaving him. One thing is for certain … Obama is limping to the finish line as it was a Donkey butt kicking, while Hillary Clinton is hard charging and on the offense.

Clinton’s resounding victory in a state that has slipped away from Democrats in the past two elections added fresh ammunition to her claim that she is better positioned than Obama to capture critical swing states in November. But the primary win may have come too late to have a significant impact on the trajectory of a nomination battle in which Obama has an almost insurmountable lead in delegates.

1916 Election_map

1916: Last time a Democrat did not carrry WV, yet won the Presidency. Woodrow Wilson defeated Charles Evans Hughes

The exit polls must have read like a Stephen King horror novel for the Obama campaign as they were destroyed in most ever category. The Gateway Pundit points out that the Reverend Wright factor played terribly for Obama in WV.

** 7 in 10 voters believe that Obama shares the views of his pastor and father-figure, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Early WV exit poll highlights

The West Virginia exit polls shows that the split between Obama and Clinton supporters has never been wider as neither side trusts or claims to have the same set of values as they share. Disturbing news for the November elections.

Interviews with West Virginians leaving their polling places suggested Clinton’s victory could be as overwhelming as any she has gained to date.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Clinton Rips Obama in West Virginia Primary 67% – 26% … Is Obama Really a Viable Candidate?”

    1. Jerry from Ohio on May 14th, 2008 7:00 am

      As a person living near WV for all of his life it comes as no surprise that HC won the primary there .
      if there had been a white male there in this race both BO and HC could kiss that race good bye , this may not be PC but that is the way WV voters most likely would vote .
      WV’s people are a very hard working and good people but the history and pride of heritage is still the ties that bind there and I do not see that changing anytime soon .

      I think that HC and the democrats are using this win as fodder to try and bolster their ratings .
      Just one mans opinion that comes from observing and talking to his neighbors from the South .

    2. mommytraveler on May 14th, 2008 8:25 am

      Exit polling has repeatedly shown that Obama was getting a higher percentage of the votes than the actual results turn out to be. That tells me that people are saying they are voting for Obama to their friends and the pollsters, but when push comes to shove in the polling booth, they do NOT vote for him. A racial thing? You bet it is. Racial prejudice raising its ugly head. People may be afraid to actually say it; but many, many will not in the end vote for a black candidate – much like the blacks are vowing to only vote for the black candidate and not the white. It works both ways and Obama better get ready for some shock-erooooos in a national election. Many, many people who supported him in the early primaries will NOT vote for him in a national election now that some of his true colors have been revealed.

    3. brie. on May 14th, 2008 8:43 am

      Obama bombed!!!

    4. caesu on May 14th, 2008 11:13 am

      no surprise.

      Obama still way ahead in delegates and superdelegates!

    5. Rusty Bridges on May 14th, 2008 11:33 am

      Jerry, that may be true that nobody would vote for either if a white male was in the mix. I would hate to find out that that is true. Most Americans I hope are not concerned with race or gender at this point. Most just want a capable President. The fact of the matter is that the heart of america is not falling for Obamas wishy washy BS and can see through his veiled attempt to gain control of this country for his own agenda.

    6. NM on May 15th, 2008 6:35 am

      My father pointed out that there are 57 state in the musslim world. Freudian from obama slip I guess.
      Anyone else remember that obama was a musslim before he started hanging out with preacher wright?

    7. katablog on May 15th, 2008 6:55 am

      mommytraveler: stop playing the race card! I’m so sick of people hypothesizing that if someone didn’t vote for Obama they are racially motivated. It just might be that the people of WV are smart enough not to want a guy as president who aligns himself with a preacher who spews hate for both the white race and America from the pulpit every week and a clueless person who believes there’s 58 or 59 states in the USA.

      Obama gives plenty of reasons not to vote for him without taking into account the color of his skin.

    8. jutenine on May 15th, 2008 10:39 am

      why wont anyone report on obamas gay lovers all you have to do is go to youtube and type in obama and larry sinclair.larry will tell you all all about it

    9. And Now For Something Completely Different … Clinton’s Turn on The Media | Scared Monkeys on May 17th, 2008 9:13 am

      [...] media backlash drove up turnout among her supporters in West Virginia, which last week delivered a landslide 67 percent to 26 percent victory for [...]

    10. WV Senator Robert Byrd Endorses Barack Obama … So Much For Following the Will of the WV People | Scared Monkeys on May 20th, 2008 6:59 pm

      [...] some one needs to inform Senator Byrd that Hillary Clinton just won his state’s primary 67% to 26%. Does Robert Byrd not care how his own state cares to vote? How can Byrd even think that Obama [...]

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