With all the talk of endemic racism after his losses in WV and KY, I would like to point out that the cultural issues in that neck of the woods go beyond simple rascism and are more aligned with xenophobia. They don't trust anything or anyone that skews from their cultural norm. Just being from California is enough to set off alarms, even if you are a middle aged white guy.
I used to have a job that required work at Ft. Knox Military hospital 4 or 5 weeks a year, a task that existed like a cloud of dread over everyone that would be required to go. If you have never been to Hardin County, or taken a cruise down the Dixie Highway, well...you aren't missing much. It's still a dry county(yep...still such a thing. And if anywhere would drive a person to drink, this would be it), and the only things surrounding the base are a few fast food joints, a Piggly Wiggly and an extraordinary number of used car lots and pawn shops. It is a pretty bleak place to have to live.
Our crew was your typical mix of California techies. A Multi racial, Multi gender mix of Black, East Indian, Vietnamese, Hispanic, White...A couple of biker guys with ponytails and beards, a couple of pierced and tattooed punks, gay, lesbian, a guy in a wheelchair...Your average cross section of America.
Let me tell you something...The folks around there wouldn't have voted for ANY of us. Hell, we could barely get served at Waffle House.
The entire time we would be deployed, the locals would treat us like the motorcycle gang from The Wild One just riding into town for a fun week of raping and pillaging. We were "different". It made the locals very uncomfortable, and they didn't try to hide it. At all.
So, If you think Baracks problems thru the Bible Belt are just about him being black, I would have to disagree.
It's because he is different than they are. And they don't like it one bit.