Obama’s North Carolina Problem

Obama won North Carolina in 2008.  I think that my state is going to prove to be a bitterly contested battle ground state in 2012.  Further, Obama feels the same way; he’s been campaigning here for the better part of a year now.

But he’s in trouble:

Just about 200,000 Democrat voters couldn’t pull the lever for Obama.  That’s better than 20% of democrats.

That’s a lot.

10 responses to “Obama’s North Carolina Problem

  1. He has been campaigning here since he took office, never stopped. I am disgusted that my vote against him will be diluted by the illegal votes his office has fought so hard to protect.

  2. People should vote FOR our president, but I suspect that this year, many will just be voting AGAINST the least desirable candidate. Some will vote against Obama; some will vote against Romney. Few will actually be voting for either candidate. Sad…

    • Few will actually be voting for either candidate.

      Romney was my guy in 2008; I’m very happy with him in 2012. I’ll be voting FOR Romney all while voting against Obama. Win Win.

  3. The president, who is unopposed, got more votes in his primary than Romney, who still has opponents in the race (technically). That’s a pretty big deal.

    Romney could only get 2/3 of the primary vote, despite the fact that he desperately wants big wins to clinch this. 23% of Republicans voted for no preference or for guys who have dropped out of the race. I don’t think things are that good for your boy Willard.

    Take out the Ron Paul voters, who are the most likely people to stay home in November, and Romney needs to get an overwhelming majority of those other guys’ supporters to beat the President’s primary turnout. And there were more Dems voting in an uncontested primary than GOPs in a contested one.

    What bugs me most is that, even with that disparity, Amendment 1 still passed.

    • The president, who is unopposed, got more votes in his primary than Romney, who still has opponents in the race (technically). That’s a pretty big deal.

      In a way, that makes sense. Given a single choice, more people would “pick” the only option over someone who has multiple contenders.

      And there were more Dems voting in an uncontested primary than GOPs in a contested one.

      Carolina has more Dems. Remember, Lincoln was a Republican. But traditionally Carolina trends powerfully Dem at the state level and red for the White House.

      What bugs me most is that, even with that disparity, Amendment 1 still passed.

      America leans right. Even California can’t pass gay marriage.

      Oh, and unless you believe Civitas, Obama has the edge at the moment.

      Yeah, Civitas is a state conservative think tank that really is kinda out there on the polls. While I like the fact that Obama finally had the nuts to admit what we all knew, that he supports gay marriage, he may have lost the religious left here in Kackolacky.

  4. I’m cautiously optimistic you’ll still be using “A voice of conservatism living in carolina blue” come November

    • I’m cautiously optimistic you’ll still be using “A voice of conservatism living in carolina blue” come November

      HA!

      You forget, all things Tar Heels here. No matter what happens, God painted the sky Tar Heel blue!

  5. Pino ,

    It’s a real shame that someone, maybe a jailbird did not oppose President Obama in your Primary . In West Virginia a Prisoner in a Federal Pen got 72,000 votes in the Democratic primary . How popular can you be as an incumbent when a convict takes 40% of the vote in any state .

    • How popular can you be as an incumbent when a convict takes 40% of the vote in any state .

      I think Obama is gonna have a tough time. Or rather, I hope I’m not hoping so.

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