To say that I’m shocked at the projected outcome of the Democratic primary in Kansas is an understatement.
I covered politics there as a reporter, as well, so I feel like I have a little expertise in that arena, even though it’s been a little while since I was there.
But I was shocked at tonight’s projection that Barack Obama will seriously trounce Hillary Clinton in Kansas.
Clinton carrying Oklahoma — no surprise to me. But I can’t believe that Governor Kathleen Seblelius’ endorsement of Obama a few days ago after the State of the Union address was something that swayed that many voters. They ran out of ballots in Prairie Village, a pretty good-sized Kansas suburb of Kansas City, Missouri!
Kansans are pretty darn independent and don’t like to be told what to do or who to vote for.
I’ve E-mailed a few friends who live there to get their thoughts on what’s going on in the Sunflower State — they LOVE their Republicans there and are picky about their Democrats.
I can’t wait to hear what they have to say. Anybody else have any wisdom on this??