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  •  To clarify MB, (1+ / 0-)
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    Woody

    Michigan has open primaries... There were no hot Democratic primaries in 2012, so Dems had some fun.

    It's sort of a Michigan tradition to fuck with the other party's primaries when you don't have one going on in your own party.

    Santorum was decided to be the worst possible candidate in the repub party by the local Dems... So yes, he got WAY more votes than anyone ever suspected he'd get in MI, but a lot of those votes were Dems having fun, because we could.

    I voted for Santorum myself that year, because why not? There literally were no contested Dem primaries so I decided why not saddle them with ole' frothy?

    "It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Oscar Wilde, 1891

    by MichiganGirl on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 08:22:04 PM PDT

    •  And it was a nice chance to (1+ / 0-)
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      ... voting against Romney was a nice chance to embarrass the frontrunner in ... his father's ... home state and to keep the costly and divisive primary battles going. I'd probably have voted the same way.

      But wonder what will be the fun thing to do in this House district if this primary comes to pass? The Democrats would want a strong candidate just in case the Repub primary leaves their winner weakened and many supporters embittered. But which Repub would Democrats want to go up against in the November election? Hmmmn.

      •  I always vote in contested Dem primaries... (0+ / 0-)

        but when there isn't a contested Dem primary, what not have some fun?

        "It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Oscar Wilde, 1891

        by MichiganGirl on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 11:22:29 AM PDT

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