There’s also geography. “I’m not very well known in that part of the country,” the inexplicably smug ignoramus explained. “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.”
It’s an interesting theory, in light of the fact that, unlike Arkansas, the rookie Senator’s home state of Illinois actually borders Kentucky.
Maybe he thinks that’s where those extra 7+ states are sandwiched.