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Romney's MI problem:

  1. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I've read on several blogs that the UAW in MI is urging their Dems to vote in the open MI primary - for Santorum. If they do, that vote will be hard for Romney to overcome.

    BTW, I just checked to see if this is true, and according to MSNBC, it is. What's worse is that according to the NYT, Santorum himself is urging Dems to vote for him with robocalls:

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012 … n-primary/

    1. Mighty Mom profile image87
      Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Operative word here being "mischief."
      I can't imagine this opportunity will bring out a large number of Dems.
      Maybe a few looking for some yucks.
      There might be some perverse (very), absurd pleasure in voting for
      Santorum.
      But even as a prank, could you respect yourself in the morning?
      roll

      1. JBBlack profile image62
        JBBlackposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Depends on if its a prank or strategery.  I'm not so sure this will alter the outcome of the Obama victory or not, but I would cast a strategic vote if I thought it might help me win ultimately.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image87
          Mighty Momposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          If it's strategy (which of course it is) it's designed to help the GOP put Santorum up against Obama, rather than Romney.
          So the Dems can rout the GOP again.

          1. profile image67
            logic,commonsenseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I believe history has reinforced the old adage, "be careful what you wish for"

      2. habee profile image96
        habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        No, MM - I can't imagine voting for St. Rick, even on a double-dog dare! lol

      3. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hock! (Merely quoting the late, great James Brown)  Some voted for Dubya twice and still think they are due respect!  roll


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        1. habee profile image96
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I did. I'm registered as a Republican and wanted and voted for McCain in the primaries. I couldn't vote for Al "I invented the internet" Gore or for John Kerry. If Hil had been running, I would have voted for her. I think "mischief" votes are dishonest. They're legal, and the GOP deserves it because they did the same thing to Hillary by voting for Obama in some state primaries. I didn't think that was right, and I don't think this is right. See, I'm not one of those people who thinks "their side" or "their candidate" is ALWAYS right. And, BTW, I'm not seeking your respect! lol. At least I didn't vote for a racist Dixiecrat for Congress like some people did! lol Eeeeewwwwwwww!!

          Look, RD - don't steal my Mitt sign outta my yard. I know you want it.

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image78
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Michigan isn't an open primary...

      ... it's a closed one.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HawiHvxloms

      hmmm, I must've gotten some bad info.

      Any democrat who intentionally votes for Santorum doesn't understand how the caucus system works.

      Here's what will happen: Santorum will get a lot of delegates, but won't win.

      EVERY Republican knows that Santorum isn't electable, so his delegates will be given to someone else.

      They will go to Romney because the R's hate Ron Paul, and Newt is unelectable.

      Thus, Romney will get the nomination if they vote for Santorum

      If D's REALLY want to screw over the R party, they should vote for Ron Paul.

      1. habee profile image96
        habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Evan, Michigan IS effectually an open primary. Why do you think Rick is making robocalls to Dems in the state?

        http://www.freep.com/article/20120227/N … al-primary

        Even the Daily Paul refers to it as an "open primary":

        http://www.dailypaul.com/217022/michiga … oday-video

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
          Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Michigan is an open primary. I just voted.

          1. habee profile image96
            habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            You voted in the MI GOP primary?? Why?

            1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
              Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I had the choice of voting as a Democrat or a Republican. Voting as a Democrat for Obama would have been completely meaningless. Therefor, I requested a GOP ballot and voted for Romney because I think he's the best of the GOP candidates. I voted for him because in the event Obama loses, Romney's the only one remotely qualified to be president. I resisted the temptation to vote for Santorum who would be easier for Obama to beat. And voting for him would have made me sick to my stomach.

              1. habee profile image96
                habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Thank God, Ralph. I was afraid that you cast a vote for Santorum to undercut Romney, but then I thought doing something like that was beneath you. I'm so glad I was right about you!

  2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
    Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6244418_f248.jpg

    Voting for Sanitorium would make me sick at my stomach!

    RicK Santorum got a bad clam.

    He outdid himself over the weekend, for example, by casting Camelot as ipecac — and saying that when he long ago encountered John F. Kennedy’s words on the rightful separation of church and state, he felt like throwing up. I wonder not only about the degree of hyperbole in that memory, but also where Santorum ate just before he aquainted himself with Kennedy’s speech. I think he got a bad clam.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/opini … ef=opinion

    1. habee profile image96
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think he got an entire bad clam bake!

  3. Ralph Deeds profile image67
    Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago

    Romney's American Dream:

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6245594_f248.jpg

    1. habee profile image96
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, Ralph. The print in the cartoon is too small to read. Prolly just as well - I assume it's anti-Mitt. lol

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah. It didn't work. You can read it on my Hub Mitt Romney for President 2011? It's pretty funny.

 
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