I blogged earlier about the political beliefs that characterize my beloved natal state of Oklahoma. On Super Tuesday, Oklahoma also held its Democratic primary. And Barack Obama only received 57% of the vote. His main competitor for Oklahoma Democrats? Anti-abortion militant Randall Terry!
See this, with its rather questionable analysis: Why Oklahoma is so anti-Obama – The Washington Post. The article begs the question of why Oklahoma urban areas don’t go for Obama the way other urban areas do. Why does he lose in Oklahoma City while winning in Salt Lake City? It isn’t because of race, as the article suggests. Salt Lake City is 79.2% white, with only 1.9% black. Oklahoma City is only 58.7% white, with 14.6% black. The article also admits that Oklahoma is far from the most conservative state in the union, according to a recent study not even being in the top 10. And lots of Democrats are getting elected to state offices, including a recent governor and a current Congressman. For some reason, Oklahoma is extremely pro-life, including among Democrats. But why Oklahoma is this way while other similar states are not remains a mystery.