Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Barack Obama 60%; Keith Judd 40%

West Virginia had its Democratic presidential primary this week. With 83% of the precincts reporting, President Obama won, but it wasn't a walk. The runner-up, Keith Judd, got 40% of the Democrat vote, an astonishingly large vote for an unknown challenger to an incumbent president.

Who is Keith Judd?

Keith Judd is a repeat candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination. He ran for president in the Democrat primary in Idaho in 2008. He got 1.7% of the vote. He also claims to have run for mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico and for governor of New Mexico. He currently lives in Texas.

What does he do for a living, besides run for president and almost beat President Obama in the West Virginia Democratic primary? He makes license plates, mostly.

Judd is an inmate in the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Beaumont, Texas. He is a felon who has been convicted of "mailing a threatening communication with intent to extort money or something of value" and was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison.

Bottom line: in the West Virginia Democrat presidential primary this week, 40% of Democrats preferred an imprisoned felon over President Obama.

Perhaps it was an error-- voting for a machine Chicago politician isn't all that different from voting for a felon.

It's going to be an interesting election. 


  1. The Democratic Party of West Virginia has an open primary (open to anyone who is "not affiliated with another political party"), so reading too much into the results is fairly foolhardy.

    The general election polling doesn't look good for Romney. The state by state polling shows him trailing Obama by more than a hundred electoral votes. That's going to be a tough gap for him to make up.

    1. You may well be right. Obama has the media and government and academia and a host of corrupt political machines in his pocket. There are millions of Americans who get government checks in the mail who don't want off the gravy train. He'll be tough to beat.

      But there is a passion on the Republican-Tea Party side that is more intense than anything I have seen before, and there are a good many moderate Democrats who are not happy.

      It will be a struggle between the entitled and the hard-working. Should be interesting.

    2. I work for a small hi-tech firm in Massachusetts that relies on military work for most of it‘s revenue. I would estimate that at least 60% of the employees are liberal, and I can assure you they are as hard-working and professional as anybody anywhere.

      As a matter of fact Massachusetts, certainly among the most liberal states in the union, has the largest percentage of people with bachelor degrees or higher, and has among the highest, if not the highest, worker productivity in the country. We also pay far more in federal taxes than we receive back from the government, as do virtually all of the liberal blue states.

      It’s not liberals sucking of the government teat; it’s the dumb hicks in the red states.


    3. So why do you support feeding off the government teat? You have a secret love for hicks?

      Cut federal spending, so liberals can... prosper!