Tennessee Dem Thinks Obama Has Terrorist TiesIf you want to know why Barack Obama won't carry Tennessee, take it from a Democratic superdelegate:
The rise of Sen. Barack Obama, to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee has put most of his party’s faithful on his bandwagon — but not Lincoln Davis, a rural Tennessee Congressman with gubernatorial ambitions.
Fred Hobbs, a state Democratic Party Executive Committee member representing part of Davis’ district, said he understands why Davis is not endorsing Obama and is “skeptical” of the Illinois senator himself.
“Maybe [it’s] the same reason I don’t want to — I don’t exactly approve of a lot of the things he stands for and I’m not sure we know enough about him,” Hobbs said when asked why he thought Davis wasn’t endorsing Obama. “He’s got some bad connections, and he may be terrorist connected for all I can tell. It sounds kind of like he may be.”
In Tennessee, despite official press releases from Nashville to the contrary, it isn't just Republicans who don't support Barack Obama, his own party is hopelessly opposed to him. I would guess that many won't say so in public, they'll say it privately in a voting booth in November.
Davidson and Shelby County don't win Statewide elections.