A stunning win for Hillary Clinton in Kentucky. The New York senator wins at least 36% of the vote in Bluegrass State. Last Tuesday, the senator won West Virginia by 41 points. These point spreads are unprecedented for modern presidential primaries, especially for so late in the primary roster.
At 10:00PM ET, the rough total is Clinton 459,000 to Barack Obama's 209,000.
The exit polls reflect the same skew seen in Clinton's landslides in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and, to a smaller extent, Ohio. Clinton runs the board: Clinton wins ALL women (57% of the vote) 67-27. Clinton wins ALL men (43% of the vote) 62-32. Clinton wins ALL age groups. Clinton wins religious voters, liberals, moderates, conservatives and independents. Clinton wins every income level by 30 points or more. Clinton wins more than 80 percent of rural voters. This was a thumpin'.
Chris Matthews and Tim Russert on cable "news" network MSNBC LIED and claimed Obama won the youth vote. He did not. Clinton wins the 17-29 group by 20 points. Clinton also won the 17-29 demos in PA and WV, which Matthews also LIED about. MSNBC has become a joke.
As evident in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Obama's association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright continues to demonstrate problems for the general election. "Nearly 55 percent of Democratic voters said Obama shares the most controversial views of Wright and those voters went for Clinton 84 percent to 9 percent over Obama." The Obama campaign also bought Christian-themed advertising and sent Christian-themed mailings to voters and this apparently didn't help change minds.
Just like in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the Obama campaign outspent the Clinton campaign in Kentucky by an estimated 3 to 1. Obama did not campaign in West Virginia and Kentucky but he definitely should have made the effort. It probably would not have changed the results very much, but, since Barack Obama is the likely to become the Democratic nominee, it is
important to show that he is reaching out to voters where he is not
favored. These are states Democrats can win in the fall.