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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Obama: Geography lesson needed

Posted By on Sun, May 18, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Obama blames coming loss in Kentucky on Fox News and geography. The geography part:

Obama conceded that he has a steep challenge to get his message and background to voters in states such as Kentucky — where he trails Sen. Hillary Clinton by 27 points, according to a poll published earlier this week — and West Virginia, where voters chose Clinton over Obama by 40 points on Tuesday.

"What it says is that I'm not very well known in that part of the country," Obama said. "Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it's not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle."

Not to put too fine a point on it, but, well, look at the map. One state borders Kentucky. One does not. Looks like about a wash on West Virginia.

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