President Barack Obama Won the Oklahoma Democratic Primary But The One Lost Lost in 15 Counties to Randall Terry
OBAMA NOT OK, IN OK … I guess we will not be seeing President Barack Obama any time soon campaigning in Oklahoma in the 2012 Presidential election.
Barack Obama won the Oklahoma Democrat primary with 57% of the vote, but that is not the big story. Obama actually lost 15 counties to anti-abortion activist and Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry who received 18,400 votes and 18 percent of the vote. Obama has faced no opposition during the Democrat primary, until OK. The poor showing in Oklahoma will actually cost Obama one delegate as a virtual unknown garnered double digit support in the primary.
According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in western Oklahoma. Terry acknowledges he can’t win the presidency but says he hopes to cause Obama’s defeat in the fall.
Imagine what Obama’s opposition vote against him would have been like if an actual viable candidate ran against him in the Democrat primary?