Obama's Challengers as strong as Eugene McCarthy was

Ralph Alter
The depth of dissatisfaction with Barack Obama manifests itself clearly in the President's struggle to dispose of what should be nothing more than nuisance candidates in state Democrat primaries. While the palace media would like us to believe that Obama is very likeable and an imposing figure to unseat, any candidate unable to steamroll candidates like federal inmate Keith Judd in West Virginia, uncommitted in Kentucky,  or attorney JohnWolfe  in Arkansas, is in a world of trouble.

Were not the Democrats so deeply invested in the cloudy narrative surrounding the first-at-least-partiallly-black President, we would see more rats deserting Obama's rapidly sinking ship. Prisoner Judd actually won 10 counties in West Virginia and garnered over 41% of the vote in the state's primary. Update: In Kentucky yesterday, uncommitted won 42.1% of the vote, versus Obama's 57.9%, and Wolfe in Arkansas took 41%.  These numbers are nearly mirror images of the results from the New Hampshire primary in 1968 when Eugene McCarthy challenged incumbent Democrat President, Lyndon Johnson. McCarthy became something of a counter-cultural hero, despite running an inept campaign and getting derailed by the RFK campaign juggernaut. McCarthy got 42% of the vote to LBJ's 49%, effectively forcing Johnson to retire.

Of course, the only difference this year is that that the compromised mainstream media is squarely on the side of the incumbent. The palace media has no interest in the voice of the people, other than to try to train it to sing along with its own tired tune. Unlike LBJ, Obama cares not a whit whether he has "lost the country." He will go to any lengths and spend any amount of other people's money to maintain his grip on the federal feedbag.

While those in the MSM remain too blinded by their agenda to see, it seems increasingly likely that B.O. is going down, big time. It's likely that he will take the Democratic Party and his allies in the labor union movement, academia, and the palace media with him.

Follow Ralph on Twitter at @RalphAlter

The depth of dissatisfaction with Barack Obama manifests itself clearly in the President's struggle to dispose of what should be nothing more than nuisance candidates in state Democrat primaries. While the palace media would like us to believe that Obama is very likeable and an imposing figure to unseat, any candidate unable to steamroll candidates like federal inmate Keith Judd in West Virginia, uncommitted in Kentucky,  or attorney JohnWolfe  in Arkansas, is in a world of trouble.

Were not the Democrats so deeply invested in the cloudy narrative surrounding the first-at-least-partiallly-black President, we would see more rats deserting Obama's rapidly sinking ship. Prisoner Judd actually won 10 counties in West Virginia and garnered over 41% of the vote in the state's primary. Update: In Kentucky yesterday, uncommitted won 42.1% of the vote, versus Obama's 57.9%, and Wolfe in Arkansas took 41%.  These numbers are nearly mirror images of the results from the New Hampshire primary in 1968 when Eugene McCarthy challenged incumbent Democrat President, Lyndon Johnson. McCarthy became something of a counter-cultural hero, despite running an inept campaign and getting derailed by the RFK campaign juggernaut. McCarthy got 42% of the vote to LBJ's 49%, effectively forcing Johnson to retire.

Of course, the only difference this year is that that the compromised mainstream media is squarely on the side of the incumbent. The palace media has no interest in the voice of the people, other than to try to train it to sing along with its own tired tune. Unlike LBJ, Obama cares not a whit whether he has "lost the country." He will go to any lengths and spend any amount of other people's money to maintain his grip on the federal feedbag.

While those in the MSM remain too blinded by their agenda to see, it seems increasingly likely that B.O. is going down, big time. It's likely that he will take the Democratic Party and his allies in the labor union movement, academia, and the palace media with him.

Follow Ralph on Twitter at @RalphAlter