Republicans rally around Mitt, Democrats divided on Barack
Maybe Kentuckians thought “Uncommitted” was the name of a thoroughbred when 42.1% of them checked that box on the Democratic primary ballot instead of President Obama’s. No matter: a good number of Blue Grass State Democrats would prefer anyone—maybe even a horse—over President Obama.
The trend is not good for the president. Just a few weeks ago, 40% of West Virginia Democratic primary voters choose a federal inmate over Barack Obama.
In Kentucky’s Republican primary yesterday, not even Mitt Romney’s flesh-and-blood ballot opponents got as many votes as “Uncommitted” did in the Democratic event, with Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich together taking about 26%.
What’s the “news analysis”—that is, the true version that doesn’t fit into the media’s election narrative? After a testy primary, Republicans have unified to rally around Mitt Romney; after four years of President Obama, Democrats are deeply ambivalent about their party’s leader.
Details at the Weekly Standard (half page).