Can we please stop hearing about the lack of enthusiasm on the Republican side for Mitt Romney? Obamamania is waning in dramatic fashion in recent days.
In the span of a couple of weeks, Obama has lost delegates to a convicted felon, and now has lost 41% of the vote to an unknown named John Wolfe, and 42% of the vote in a state in which he ran unopposed.
A reminder – these aren’t bipartisan statewide votes, these are Democrat primaries, meaning Democrats themselves are having a tough time punching their ballot for President Obama.
Not to mention, we’re willing to bet there are a large number of Democrats and Independents who are choosing Obama for media polls, but are going to cast their vote against him in November. It would be the reverse of 2008, where numerous Republicans were saying they would vote for McCain, but opted to pull the lever for Obama, having succumbed to his rock star campaign.
Four in ten Democratic voters chose someone other than President Obama on Tuesday in primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky.
In Arkansas, John Wolfe — a perennial, long-shot candidate — took 41 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, with 71 percent of precincts reporting. Obama came in just under 60 percent. The Associated Press did not call the race for Obama until close to midnight.
And in Kentucky, 42 percent of Democrats chose “uncommitted” rather than cast a vote for the incumbent president. Obama took 58 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
A Wolfe, a felon, and “uncommitted” are now pulling strong numbers against Obama in the voting booth. What’s going to happen when he runs against a Mitt?