Tuesday, February 26


This is what we're up against.

With the Arizona senator in command of the GOP race, some Republicans are motivated to cast a protest vote against Clinton.

Michael Jones, a 39-year-old self-described conservative Republican who is involved in marketing, said he will cast his vote for Obama in the primary "so Hillary gets out."

But he isn't enamored of Obama, a first-term senator whose experience has come under fire from both Clinton and McCain.
Even though polls show that Clinton would be a weaker candidate against McCain than would Obama, experts say Republicans, who have long expressed a visceral distaste for Bill and Hillary Clinton, want to prevent her from being on the ballot in November.

"The argument I've seen is, 'Let's get rid of Clinton once and for all,' " said Ralph Bordie, who conducts the IVR Poll in Texas.

Bordie's latest statewide poll released last week found that 15 percent of Texas Republicans who said they will support the GOP nominee in November plan nonetheless on voting for Obama next week.

A troubling number of Texas Republicans plan to vote for Obama in order to disqualify Hillary from the "Final Two." As I said to my good friend Sally at lunch today, it bothers me tremendously that Repugs have any say at all in the nominee we Democrats choose. While Chris Dodd may rejoice in having "Obama Republicans," similar to "Reagan Democrats," I don't believe for a minute that the Democratic nominee will get substantial registered Republican votes. Independents are another matter. I freely concede that Obama appears to be attracting true independents and new voters.

But to let regular Republicans tip the primary to Obama just to spite Hillary and deny her the nomination is madness.

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Anonymous Bucky said...

Thanks for the link, ML. Missed this.

This crap has been happening for years. Particularly in local races where the dems have a very strong candidate and the repubs cross over to vote for a weaker candidate because they don't want the competition in the general.

This is also the reason for the convoluted primary / caucus system. The caucuses, which are usually sparsely attended, allow the party regulars to have additional influence.

We need to get rid of the open primary voting and force people to declare party affiliation when registering.

5:08 AM  
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7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I think we need to go to closed primarys for every state. My daughter was not allowed to partcipate in Colorado because did not get registered until 45 days befroe the campaign. In Colorado you must be a registered Democrat 60 days before the caucus. I think we have had much less controvesy and disruption than states where republicans and one day democrats are allowed to vote in the democratic party nomination.

Republicans have shown an amazing lack of good judgement in choosing their candidates over the last eight years. We do not need those idiots choosing ours. And I don't think independent should be voting in ur primaries either. If after the .last eight years you are unable to decide which party is best, you are an idiot.

I do not think we should be courting theese people who do not share our ideals nor should they have any voice in our slection process. I detest everything they stand for, and I do not trust anyone who is looking to unite with them.

8:45 PM  

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