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Drew
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Surely you've heard by now that President Obama faced a strong challenge in the West Virginia primary with Keith Judd, a felon serving time in a Texas prison, getting 40% of the vote.

And now comes news that President Obama could actually lose the Arkansas primary.

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A new poll of Arkansas Democrats shows Barack Obama receiving support from only 45 percent of Democratic primary voters in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District, while 38 percent support his underfunded and relatively unknown primary challenger, Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe, Jr. Seventeen percent are undecided in the district poll.

In an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Wolfe said the poll results were “unbelievable” and said a defeat for Obama in the Arkansas primary would be “politically cataclysmic.”

“It says the momentum is good,” Wolfe said about the poll. “This is democracy in action."

Wolfe predicted that the voters would move his way in the final days before the May 22 primary, despite his shoestring campaign budget. “There’s not been a single TV ad. There’s not been a single radio ad,” he said.

Wolfe is also competing against Obama in Texas’s May 29 primary.

Wolfe has criticized Obama for being too close to Wall Street and its interests (for example, Obama’s latest fundraiser with private equity lenders last night in New York City) and seeks to be a more principled Democrat than the 44th president.

Wolfe also said he supports repealing the president's signature legislation, Obamacare, which he says doesn’t lower health care costs even if the White House claims otherwise.
 
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It should be noted that Arkansas has an open primary.

It should also be noted that Arkansas is in the South, a region where Obama is much less popular than he is elsewhere in the country.
 
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This is about as important as the fact that Romney is almost certain to lose the state he served as Governor.
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I had not supposed or expected your arrogant spirit to seek such a ridiculous and childish reason for lying; you should have better reasons.
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It doesn't really matter. Like I said before, Ron Paul's delegate strategy is going to carry the day in both conventions. We won't even need to have a general election.
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Chad_Ellis wrote:
This is about as important as the fact that Romney is almost certain to lose the state he served as Governor.


Well obviously Obama will get enough delegates to secure the nomination. I don't think you need to worry.

And I don't find it at all surprising to see a convicted felon serving time in Texas doing so well in the polls. We have a crapload of felons serving time on Capitol Hill right now.
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I like the cut of his jib. Wolfe supports single-payer healthcare and reinstating Glass-Steagal. Unfortunately, his campaign site has no mention of where he stands on social issues.
 
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