CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's disgusting that 72,544 West Virginia Democrats dislike President Obama so intensely that they voted for a Texas prison convict instead in Tuesday's primary election.
Of course, most didn't know they were choosing a criminal. They simply picked "anyone but Obama." The inmate outpolled the president in nine counties. Further, about 25,000 other West Virginia Democratic voters skipped the presidential race entirely.
Although Obama easily won, it's nonetheless a blemish on the state that Keith Judd -- confined to a federal cell -- took 41 percent of West Virginia Democratic votes, almost the same number garnered by Republican Mitt Romney.