This morning, Keith Judd is the hero of 41 per cent of West Virginians and of Matt Drudge.
Indeed, President Obama’s major challenger in this Democratic primary season turned out to be Inmate No. 11593-051, now known nationally as Keith Judd. He got close to 41 per cent of the vote. He took 10 counties from Obama. He’s going to win some delegates.
Here’s his resume on Vote Smart. You might note that his “home city” is Texarkana, Texas, because that is where he is currently serving time for making threats in 1999 against the University of New Mexico.
He claims to have run for President in 1996, 2000 and 2004. He claims to have run for mayor in Albuquerque in both 1993 and 1997. And then there was the run for Governor of New Mexico in 1993.
Some other highlights from his resume:
• Bass Player, Norman Frasier Band, 1995
• Sales, Grandma’s Music & Sound, 1984-1989
• Federation of Super Heroes, 1976-1982
The “additional information” section on Vote Smart is a gem. He forgot his favourite food, his favourite author is his mother and his favourite musician, again, is his mother. His favourite website is “google-search.com.”
Who would he most like to meet, and why? “Mozart. He was cool.”
Here’s a West Virginian who voted for “that guy in Texas.” Why did you do it?
“I voted against Obama,” said Ronnie Brown, a 43-year-old electrician from Cross Lanes who called himself a conservative Democrat. “I don’t like him. He didn’t carry the state before and I’m not going to let him carry it again.”
When asked which presidential candidate he actually voted for, Brown said, “that guy out of Texas.”
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