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Alhena Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:14 AM
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Should Democrats register Republican and vote Huckabee?
This guy is such an awful general election candidate that I tend to think his being nominated would seal victory for us. I wonder if any Democrats will seriously play games in this regard- would be fine with me.
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:19 AM
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1. We can't afford it - remember - we did not think Bush could get "elected" either n/t
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 10:19 AM by Mira
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:20 AM
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2. Absolutely No
It will not make a difference.

Why?

First, many people don't bother voting in the primaries.

Second, Democrats are going to want their candidate to win the primary.

Third, there wouldn't be enough Democrats crossing over to make a difference.

Fourth, if it doesn't work in district elections it won't work on state or national level.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:25 AM
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3. No
And I dissagree that he would be a weak general election candidate. Of the whole puke field I think he will be the only one we might have a problem with as he would bring out the fundy vote in droves that will otherwise likely stay home this time or break dem if the ghoul or mittens is their nominee.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:26 AM
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4. No. There is always the risk he/she might win the general election.
As Barnum said, no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people.

He/she could also be put in through a judicial coup or a stolen election. It's been twelve years since we've had an honest presidential election in this country. And not much has been done to prevent 2008 from being the third stolen presidential election.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:29 AM
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5. There are many pro-rapist, pro-corruption, Jesus-rode-a-dinosaur voters out there
especially if they want to have a beer with the candidate.

I think Huckabee is beatable, but I guarantee no Repub is going to get less than 40% of the vote without a 3rd party candidate.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:32 AM
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6. My husband and I could do it, if you'd like.
We don't really like any of the Democratic candidates all that much and are having a difficult time figuring out who to vote for.

We do live in a state where it's not necessary to register with a party - one simply declares in which primary they will be voting when they go to vote.

The only problem, however, is that I fear Huckabee could actually win the general election - never underestimate the stupidity of the American public.
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Stop Cornyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:41 AM
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7. That's an awesome plan for the Democrats who support any of our candidates running as "moderates"!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:50 AM
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8. The whole field of republican candidates are totally loony toons.
Elmer Fudd looks presidential in comparison.

No need to register republican.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:07 AM
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13. And All of Them Are Electable, Unfortunately
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:51 AM
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9. Huckabee might be their best candidate as a populist
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:51 AM
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10. um, no
Huckabee, despite what you say, will be a nightmare. Aw shucks has appeal.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:00 AM
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11. No
I am sick of dirty politics from anyone, frankly.

We can - and should be able to - win on strength of the issues. True, it is more than an uphill battle because of the media and the general lazy apathy of many American voters, but that does not mean we should ever stoop to their level.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:06 AM
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12. NOOOO! Anyone But Huckabee! He Might Win!
I Huckabee wins, the Dominionists get the theocracy they have always wanted.

Possibly crossing over and voting for Ron Paul might throw the Repiggies off their game, but even he is pretty scary. All of the Repiglicons are.

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notanotherday Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:09 AM
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14. No, that is what republicans do to vote for Hillary.
And it is plain stupid.
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