What do you think about open primaries?

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I've been reading some comments on liberal blogs, and the commenters are urging Dems in Michigan to vote for Santorum in the MI primary. They know Santorum won't stand a chance against Obama. So, do open primaries make the nomination process skewed? Rs did the same thing against Hillary by voting for Obama in primaries. I didn't like it then, and I don't like it now.

    1. Repairguy47 profile image59
      Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      They? Who is they? Santorum stands as good as chance as anybody.

      1. habee profile image94
        habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        "They" are the commenters/bloggers. "They" say Santorum won't stand a chance against Obama, so "they" want him to be the GOP nominee. Sorry, but I pretty much agree with them. Santorum won't beat Obama with just the evangelicals and the far right. I don't see him as a fiscal conservative, anyway, based on the way he's voted as a DC insider. He's a social conservative - not a fiscal conservative. He couldn't even get on the ballot in some places.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image59
          Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Oh the bloggers, well there you go. I think the anti-Obama vote will be large and loud. This wont be an election for anyone but rather one against someone, and thats ok with me.

          1. wilderness profile image99
            wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Opinion only, but I think that it is usually that way it happens any more - most people vote against someone rather for someone.

            Obama was probably an exception - he has more melanin than the average caucasian American, and thus attracted a great number of voters that wanted a president with higher levels of that chemical in their skin.

    2. H P Roychoudhury profile image47
      H P Roychoudhuryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Obama is a Noble Laureate whether the Americans accept it or not. Definitely he has won the hearts of many non Americans for many noble works apart from his eloquent speech of oratory in many occasions of United Nations. In America the existing climate is anti-Obama vote mainly because of rising the figure of unemployment and the over all economy of the country. Now the world is going through very difficult times. Heinous crime s like terrorism, corruption, extortions etc have raised their ugly heads as never before. It is now time for Americans to pick up a person who not only can improve the economic world status of the United States but also to give the value-oriented lesson to the world to eliminate the crimes like hatred and terrorism.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image74
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL - "Hey dudes, I just got a nobel prize for peace!! The wars are still going on, and instead of NOT torturing people, I merely outsourced who does the torturing!!"

        One of two things is true: the Nobel Prize is meaningless, or Obama does not deserve it.

  2. Evan G Rogers profile image74
    Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago

    I like Open Primaries because picking between two parties has always been a false choice.


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