What I would do is quit institutionalizing failure. -- John Wolfe
In a poll of Arkansas Democrats released earlier this week [added: in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District], a relatively unknown attorney named John Wolfe, who is on the ballot in that state, was found to be only 7 points behind President Obama (38-45%). After the President lost almost 42% of the West Virginia vote to a prison inmate, he could be in for an even more humiliating evening come May 22.
The media, of course, is ignoring the remarkable story of an incumbent president having some real problems consolidating his base in parts of the country, including the swing state of North Carolina, where the Democrat convention will be held and where Obama lost 1 in 5 votes to "no preference."
Obviously, if this were 2004 and George W. Bush's unknown primary opposition was putting up numbers like these, it would be turned into a "defeat" narrative and inspire hundreds of stories about an incumbent in real trouble. If there was an "R" after John Wolfe's name, the media would've made him a folk hero by now and done everything in their power to ensure he embarrassed Bush on primary night.
Thankfully, it's not 2004 anymore, and New Media is now able to deliver the news the mainstream media won't. Here at Breitbart News, we consider a candidate polling within seven points of a sitting President news, and after we reached out, Mr. Wolfe was gracious enough to agree to an in-depth interview.
Whether you agree with John Wolfe's politics or not, and however things might shake out come May 22, this is an extraordinary and uniquely American story of a serious man who put himself out there for what he believes in.
And John Wolf is a serious man. As you'll see below, this is a thoughtful candidate who has thought through the issues and knows what he believes in. I personally found his frustration with the President's cozy relationship with Wall Street spot on.
1. What motivated you to run against President Obama?
He campaigned one way and governed another.
2. How much money have you raised and have you paid for any advertising whatsoever?
Very little raised, and we have paid for no television or radio advertising at all. We mostly do fliers and make telephone calls.
3. Why do you think you're within striking distance of upsetting President Obama?
Because he has failed to lead on key issues and seems remote from the problems that people face daily in their lives.
4. If President Obama wins the nomination will you endorse him?
I hope and expect to be able to do so; however, we need to see what happens between now and September 5, 2012.