Sat Jun 9, 2012, 08:24 PM
Adenoid_Hynkel (11,625 posts)
W.Va. Dems back Obama at state convention
Source: Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When state Treasurer John Perdue urged delegates at West Virginia's Democratic Party State Convention to re-elect President Obama, he received a standing ovation.
After the cheers and shouts subsided, Perdue said he's never going to agree with everything the president does but that Obama has had to make some tough decisions.
"He's never forgotten the people of this nation," Perdue said at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday. "In November, let's don't forget him."
Support for the president ran strong at the convention, despite recent statements from at least two West Virginia Democratic leaders saying they might not vote for Obama again. During Saturday morning's session, delegates passed a resolution that state and national candidates must support all elected party officials, including the president. Delegates also adopted the party's 2012 platform and approved several other resolutions.
Read more: http://wvgazette.com/News/201206090053
Guess the convention didn't go quite as conservadem Joe LieberManchin would have liked.
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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 08:41 PM
bluestateguy (40,060 posts)
2. I think we are a little too hard on West Virginia
Fact is that it is an overwhelmingly white state, so those votes cannot be offset by black and Hispanic votes like in other southern and border states. Obama got 41% of the West Virginia white vote in 2008 (only 2% lower than his national average with white voters), but there is little else to offset that there.
Now look at North Carolina, which Obama won. He got 35% of the white vote, but there enough blacks and Hispanics to offset that.
In Virginia, also a blue state, Obama won 39% of the white vote. Same phenomenon at work here.
West Virginia: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#WVP00p1
North Carolina: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/polls/#val=NCP00p1