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May 14, 2008

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

Posted in: Barack Obama,Hillary Clinton,Politics,Polls,Presidential Election 2008

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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