Move over, Keith Judd. There’s a new anti-Obama candidate in town.
Last night 42 percent of Arkansas Democrats who voted for President choose Tennessee’s John Wolfe, Jr. over President Obama in the state’s presidential primary.
Wolfe, who was also on the ballot in West Virginia the night inmate Keith Judd garnered nearly 40 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for President, has been a vocal opponent of the President’s health care reform law, which he calls “misguided” because it does not cut the costs of small business or save lives.
“By failing to control costs, Obamacare does just the opposite. It throws money at Big Pharma and the healthcare bureaucracies, whose executives make well into 8 figures,” Wolfe states on his campaign website.
Wolfe says he is running for President because “Obama has sold out the Democratic Party.”
“I launched my underdog campaign not because I thought I could win against the political machine but because I refuse to stand idly by as this administration pursues the wrong priorities,” he states.
What priorities does Wolfe think the Democratic Party should pursue? Persecuting the dratted 1 percent, of course.
Wolfe takes the Left’s class warefare rhetoric a step further than the Obama 2012 campaign, saying the next President of the United States needs to “[P]rosecute those who knowingly drove America into an economic depression for their own profits.”
Wolfe manages to tie Wall Street to all of America’s woes on his site with the exception of healthcare (which he calls a “human right”) calling his campaign “a statement against powerful Wall Street interests and corporate abuse of power.”
“The Occupy Wall Street movement may appear to be represented only by the ragtag few willing to stake tents in town squares. It is the tip of the mounting dissatisfaction facing this administration,” Wolfe writes. “I share their demands – and I’m taking that message from the street corners to presidential race.”
President Obama has recently come under scrutiny by his own party for doing the opposite of Wolfe’s suggestion. The Obama campaign’s recent attacks on GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s background at private equity firm Bain Capital have angered prominent Democrats including Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, former Tennessee Representative Harold Ford, Jr. and former Alabama Representative Artur Davis. Even left-leaning news network CNN has questioned the assaults on Romney, first on State of the Union with Candy Crowley on Sunday, then on AC360 on Monday.
Last week Vice President Joe Biden said he didn’t blame West Virginians for voting for Judd, who is a felon.
“When you’re outta work, man, it’s a depression,” Biden said.
The Obama 2012 campaign’s bad run got a bit worse Tuesday night when approximately 42 percent of Kentucky Dems who voted for President in the primary also revolted, marking the “UNCOMMITTED” box instead of “Barack Obama.”
After losing 40 percent or more of the Democratic primary vote in four states (Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas) and the confidence of other high-profile Democrats, the Obama 2012 campaign should consider shifting it’s campaign strategy and messaging, namely to one that focuses on job creation.