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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:43 PM
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DailyKos urging Dems to vote for Romney in Michigan - and I agree!
Edited on Thu Jan-10-08 06:44 PM by Happyhippychick
With a history of meddling in our primaries, why don't we try and return the favor. Next Tuesday, January 15th, Michigan will hold its primary. Michigan Democrats should vote for Mitt Romney, because if Mitt wins, Democrats win. How so?

For Michigan Democrats, the Democratic primary is meaningless since the DNC stripped the state of all its delegates (at least temporarily) for violating party rules. Hillary Clinton is alone on the ballot.

But on the GOP side, this primary will be fiercely contested. John McCain is currently enjoying the afterglow of media love since his New Hamsphire victory, while Iowa winner Mike Huckabee is poised to do well in South Carolina.

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And we want Romney in, because the more Republican candidates we have fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for us. We want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.

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If we can help push Mitt over the line, not only do we help keep their field fragmented, but we also pollute Romney's victory. How "legitimate" will the Mittster's victory look if liberals provide the margin of victory? Think of the hilarity that will ensue. We'll simply be adding fuel to their civil war, never a bad thing from our vantage point.

Here's the letter he wants people to send:

We're not going to beat around the Bush. If you want to help make mischief for the Republican Party - and bolster the Democrats' chances for taking the White House this November - read on!

Are you a Democrat or independent registered to vote in Michigan? If you are, vote for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary on Tuesday, January 15th!

Do you know any Democrats or independents in Michigan? If you do, encourage them to vote for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary on Tuesday, January 15th!

And if you don't know anyone in Michigan, then forward this e-mail on to your like-minded friends - you never know who they might know.

Okay, so, I know - you must think I'm nuts to suggest that anyone ever vote Republican. But this situation is special. As it happens, the Michigan Democratic primary is uncontested. Barack Obama and John Edwards aren't even on the ballot. So that means even if you're a Hillary Clinton supporter, there's no need to vote for her - she's running unopposed.

But the Republican primary is hotly contested. And Michigan law lets anyone - including independents AND Democrats - vote in the Republican primary. This means there's a great opportunity, as we say above, for us to make mischief!

So why should Dems and indies vote Romney? After his victory in New Hampshire, the press has declared John McCain the Republican front- runner. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee, who won in Iowa, looks poised to do well in South Carolina, which hosts the next primary after Michigan.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney desperately needs to win Michigan in order to keep his campaign afloat. And the more Republican candidates who are fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for the Democratic candidates, of course! In other words, we want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan.

So Michigan Democrats and independents who want to see the Republican battle royale continue should just take a few minutes on Tuesday, January 15th to cast a ballot for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary. And don't feel bad or awkward about doing so - the Republicans have done things just like this many times in the past. What's more, if Michigan Republicans didn't want Dems or indies to vote in their primary, they could have changed the rules. But they didn't, so here we are.

Again, if you've got friends in Michigan, send this e-mail along to them. If you don't, send it to all of your friends and relatives who want to see the Republicans booted out of the White House this year - they might know some folks in Michigan. And heck, if you live in Michigan yourself, then definitely vote Romney in the primary!

Remember, the message is simple: The more Republican candidates who remain in the race, the better it is for the Democratic candidates. And Mitt Romney is much likelier to stay in the race if he wins the Michigan primary. Democrats and independents can help make this happen - by voting for Mitt!

Good luck, and to victory in November!



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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:44 PM
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1. OMG
What a great idea!
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:45 PM
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2. I've never understood the glee around here at Mitt's demise
if McCain can be avoided that would be nice.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:46 PM
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3. That's the point. It's to keep Romney alive.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 07:29 PM
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17. Romney may be their best candidate--who can unite their party. Perhaps best to vote 'uncommitted'--
Edited on Thu Jan-10-08 07:30 PM by flpoljunkie
if you are not a Clinton partisan or do not support one of the other candidates on the ballot.

From The Shiawassee County Michigan Democrats:

Voter Guide On The Jan 15, 2008 MI Dem Presidential Primary

http://shiawasseedems.com/?p=8

6. The voters choice of candidate will be secret as in all public elections.

7. The Democratic ballot will have 6 choices:

- Hillary Clinton
- Christopher Dodd
- Mike Gravel
- Dennis Kucinich
- Uncommitted
- Write-in
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rjones2818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:46 PM
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4. The Great Orange Overlord,
a former Reaganaught, is training his sheep. Vote fro a Repug once, and soon it's Universal Health Insurance rather than Universal Health Care! It's welfare reform that benefits the state and not the individual. It's bankruptcy laws that favor the corps over the people. It's torturing our opponents and it's spying freely on the American people.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:47 PM
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5. Not a bad idea.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:47 PM
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6. How deliciously low!
Makes me wish I lived in Michigan!
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:49 PM
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7. Nice.
I hope this works.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:49 PM
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8. Stay and Vote Uncommitted!
Stick it to Hill!!!
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:50 PM
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9. I agree too.
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:52 PM
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10. I'd rather see 'uncommitted' win
and it's dangerous playing in their sandbox - god forbid his win causes someone like Huckabee to drop out. Mitt is a twit, but he does have a lot of money and fairly moderate background (which he's of course repudiated), could be a danger in the GE when he tacks back to the center.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:53 PM
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11. Don't you have to be OF the party to vote for that candidate?
Edited on Thu Jan-10-08 06:53 PM by 1corona4u
Democrat/Democrat, Republican/Republican? What's the law in Michigan/ Can you change parties this late?
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:54 PM
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12. You can vote in either primary regardless of party affiliation. That's how the Reps did it.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:55 PM
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13. Ahh....well, that works.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:58 PM
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14. I'm voting for Hillary...
if someone else gets the nomination,it will be my only chance to fill in the thingy for her. I did have a republican friend ask me to switch for the primaries and vote for McCain though.Honestly,even if Clinton wasn't on the ballot,just the thought of momentarily declaring myself a republican makes me feel a little ill.
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 07:08 PM
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16. I feel the same way.
Voting as a Repub makes me sick to my stomach. Voting uncommitted makes me feel terrible too. Like I really am giving a proxy vote to someone who will not vote as I want. My family and friends are all leaning toward voting for Clinton. Even the people my parents know in upper Michigan are going to vote for her. Not everyone here in Michigan wants Obama. Many of us like Edwards but we know the delegates will take our uncommitted votes and give them to Obama. It just sucks all around. There is no pride to be felt for us as we go into the voting booth this time.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 09:33 PM
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19. It is depressing, I feel
like we've been left out of the most exciting race in modern history.I especially feel sorry for the Edwards voters here in Mich.(both my parents are Edwards supporters) as it must be a horrible feeling of powerlessness not to be able to help him out.You have my sympathy(not that it does any good).:-(
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AnOhioan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 07:05 PM
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15. Not to be critical, but Dennis is on the ballot in Michigan
As is Gravel.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 07:30 PM
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18. Hey MI: Vote for Kucinich.
DK is the only real progressive in the race.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 10:00 PM
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20. Hi bigwillq!
I concur.

Vote DK, or "uncommitted".

"Uncommitteds" have as much chance going
for Edwards as they do for Obama.

(Unless he drops out or asks his delegates
to vote another way.)
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Sabien Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 10:00 PM
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21. better to vote for Paul or Huckabee n/t
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