Obama Might Do Better in Kentucky If He Knew Where It Was

“What it says is that I’m not very well known in that part of the country… Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known — not only because of her time in the White House with her husband — but also coming from a nearby state of Arkansas.”

Barack Obama
Telephone Interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader
Friday- May 18, 2008

Kentucky is one of two states that borders 7 different states:
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri all border Kentucky.

Arkansas does not border Kentucky- Illinois does.

Blue Grass- Red State reported:

Not only does Barack Obama ignore the possibility that he is losing West Virginia, Kentucky, and numerous other states to Hillary Clinton because they disagree with him on important issues like foreign policy, for example (where Clinton does not advocate negotiating with Hamas), but he gets his geography wrong again!

Colonel Steve nails it (again, emphasis mine):

But, at looking at just this line alone, I wonder even more about the geography lessons he had as a child (also see his recent problems with Sioux Falls and Sioux City here).

Let’s see, Arkansas IS close to Kentucky, as stated, but not quite as close as Obama’s home state of Illinois. Matter of fact, the state he represents in the Senate actually borders Kentucky. Please, will somebody in the Obama campaign get Barack a map. With all 50 states. Draw in the other 7, if needed, so he’ll recognize it.

I’m not convinced it’s Kentucky knowing Senator Clinton that’s the issue. I think it’s Obama not knowing Kentucky that’s the issue.

This follows Obama’s Sioux City gaffe earlier in the week.

UPDATE: Beto Ochoa puts Obama’s ignorance to song:

Wonderful World (Don’t Know Much)
Sam Cooke
Reprise by Beto Ochoa

Don’t know much about history
Jus’ what liberals taught to me
Don’t know much about a bible book
Jus’ the view Revren’ Jeri took
But I do know I need your vote
And the press ain’t gonna’ rock the boat
What a wonderful scam this will be

Don’t know much about geography
Jus’ the places where the elite be
Don’t know much about ancient rocks
Jus’ the way to stuffa’ ballot box
But I know that if we make one vote two
And if we supress the rednecks too
What a wonderful scam this will be

Now, I don’t claim to be an “A” student
Just a product of whitey guilt
And if we can make you all feel guilty
I can get ya’ll to vote for me

Don’t know much about history
Jus’ what liberals taught to me
Don’t know much about a bible book
Jus’ the view Revren’ Jeri took
But I do know I need your vote
And the press ain’t gonna’ rock the boat
What a wonderful scam this will be

Hah!

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