Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Lake County A Huge Embarrassment To Indiana And The Democratic Party
Explain to me how anyone can have faith in our election process when Gary Mayor and Lake Co. Democratic Chairman Rudy Clay can: withhold until after 11:00 p.m. on election night the votes from Indiana's second-largest county; selectively release numbers from Gary precincts showing a huge win for Obama; and then tell the national media that Lake County will produce a surprise outcome in the Indiana presidential primary race? When the votes were finally counted after most people had gone to bed, dampening Clinton's victory speech in Indianapolis, Clinton won the statewide vote by more than 23,000 votes and, more importantly, she carried a respectable 45% of the vote in Lake County by countering Obama's strength in Gary with Clinton's significant advantage among white voters. And what happened to that big advantage Obama supposedly had in northwest Indiana where voters have known him for years because of media coverage from Chicago? For the record, Sen. Hillary Clinton carried The Region. Clinton won these other other Northwest Indiana counties: Porter (58%), LaPorte (52%), Starke (71%), Pulaski (61%), Jasper (65%) and Newton (65%). Check out this speech Clay gave last month making his prediction on the presidential race.