John Ransom

Odin wrote: Does twit Ransom ever write anything worth reading? West Virginia voted for W twice and McCain once so some WV pols not being thrilled with Obama isn't the man-bites-dog news twitboy pretends it to be. The whining about Obama taking credit for killing bin Laden comes off as sour grapes, making the GOP appear even more infantile, if that's possible. - Obama bin Biden 2012

Dear Comrade Odin,

Apparently I do write stuff worth reading because you come back week after week.

You may not like what I write. But my advertisers don’t really care if you like it. A pageview is a pageview. And the fact that you stop to comment is very helpful, too.  

And by the way, it’s not just WV pols who are walking away from Obama, it’s Democrat veteran pols like Bob Kerrey. That’s why I updated the article on Saturday.

The original article just had the West Virginia angle. But as I wrote in that first column: “Scores of Democrats running for reelection will defect from Obama before the campaign is done.”

That two very prominent liberals then defected from Obama in the same week is definitely worth reading and updating the article.

And Huffington didn’t just break a little with Obama. She called his ad “one of the most despicable things you can do."

Imagine Rush Limbaugh saying that about George W Bush in 2004.     

As one reader pointed out to me on Facebook. Kerrey isn’t just a decorated veteran, he’s a Medal of Honor winner. He’s also a two-time Senator and former governor of Nebraska. His campaign for president in 1990 single-handedly put nationalized healthcare on the agenda for the Democrats.  He’s got great bona-fides. If the Obama administration isn’t troubled by Kerrey and Arianna Huffington defecting on the bin Laden ad, then they are so delusional they are about to get their butts handed to them in November.

Face facts: Your guy is toast.              

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance, host of Ransom Notes Radio and you can catch more of the best money advice and monetary commentary by him daily 10am PT, 1pm ET at or on Comcast Cable