Despite of the fact that he was defeated soundly by large margins in West Virginia and again tonight in Kentucky, Barack Obama is touting that the nomination is within reach (with the help of the Obama-media). But… For many Democrats voting today, there’s a sense of dis-satisfaction that is troubling. Marc Ambinder notes:
In Kentucky, 8 in 10 Clinton voters… say they’d be DISsatisfied if Obama were the nominee; about 60% of Clinton voters in Oregon said the same…
In Oregon, 68% of Clinton voters say they’d vote for Obama versus 22% who say they’d vote for McCain.
In Kentucky, 6 in ten Clinton voters and 6 in ten Obama voters don’t want to see the opposing candidate on the ticket.
And Chris Cillizza points out more on the dis-satisfaction factor:
Consider these findings from the exit polling:
* Among Kentucky voters living in rural areas or small cities — nearly six in 10 voters — Clinton took 75 percent to 19 percent.
* Among non-college educated whites in Kentucky (66 percent of the electorate), Clinton won by 44 points — 69 percent to 25 percent.
* Among whites with a family income less than $50,000, Clinton received 75 percent of the vote while Obama took just 22 percent.
Who cares if voters are dis-satisfied. The Obama camp continues to claim that none of this matters (it’s all an illusion)… However, “Obama’s struggles in winning over white working class voters in the Rust Belt has to be on the mind of party strategists who recognize the importance of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania — each of which has a considerable number of these types of voters — to their general election calculus.”
Finally… Here’s the trick question of the night: “Who Had the Bigger Win Tonight?“