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Leftist Web Site Endorses Romney in Michigan Primary Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Jan 11, 2008, 02:51 PM

Michigan.jpgThe liberal Web site Daily Kos is encouraging Democrats in Michigan to cross over and vote for Mitt Romney in Michigan Tuesday primary. Apparently, the thinking of the liberals encouraging the crossover vote is that a Romney victory there will further muddle the Republican presidential picture and help the Democrats win the White House in November.

Fox News reports that “it’s a classic dirty trick, but perfectly legal. And while Machiavellian political ploys of this sort rarely work, the author’s logic is thus: ‘A Romney victory in Michigan will keep him in the presidential race. And the more candidates slugging it out among the Republicans, the better for Democrats.”

In order for Romney to stay competitive, he needs to win in Michigan because John McCain is riding high after his stunning win in the New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday, and Mike Huckabee’s star is still shining bright following his Iowa victory. Romney is spending most of his time campaigning in Michigan and he has repeatedly said that he’s going to win in this state.

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written by Byron George , January 11, 2008

Those liberals will stop at nothing.

written by HSH , January 11, 2008

Actually, the title of the Kos post, "Let's Have Some Fun in Michigan", makes it clear that it's more "what's good for the Goose is good for the Gander."

Here's the the original post:

"In 1972, Republican voters in Michigan decided to make a little mischief, crossing over to vote in the open Democratic primary and voting for segregationist Democrat George Wallace, seriously embarrassing the state's Democrats. In fact, a third of the voters in the Democratic primary were Republican crossover votes. In 1988, Republican voters again crossed over, helping Jesse Jackson win the Democratic primary, helping rack up big margins for Jackson in Republican precincts. (Michigan Republicans can clearly be counted on to practice the worst of racial politics.) In 1998, Republicans helped Jack Kevorkian's lawyer -- quack Geoffrey Feiger -- win his Democratic primary, thus guaranteeing their hold on the governor's mansion that year.

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."

Maybe Fox News should read the rest of the post before they start yelling "classic dirty trick."

Byron, stop at nothing? Sorta like those Michigan Republicans?

written by Holy Roller , January 11, 2008

It's a common practice in Texas, especially this area where many Republican primaries are contested and Democratic ones are not. Here the crossover votes are usually for damage control rather than mischief.

written by ElHombre , January 11, 2008

If there's one thing bully's hate, it's when their victims return the favor.

written by Right Wing Republican Volunteer , January 11, 2008

Ah yes, the usual DB hit on Romney.

The bigger story on Fox, ignored by the DB, is the emergence of Fred Thompson in the debate last night.

Fred showed the fire the pundits have said was missing and called out the faux-con Huckabee.

The Fox focus group loved him but not a word about his performance on the DB.

Hannity is right: Fred was the clear winner!

written by Farinata X , January 12, 2008

Fred Thompson's three primary interests are, in no particular order, swattin' flies, soppin' up gravy, and figurin' out where his wife hid the key to the liquor cabinet. I agree that he won the debate, but all that shows is what sad sacks the rest of them are.

written by Dallasite , January 12, 2008

Idiot Dems. This "muddling" of the GOP picture only furthers Rudy's cause, and he (along with McCain) poses the most serious General Election threats to the Dumb-o-rats.

written by xyz , January 12, 2008

Wrong again, HSH.

“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.”

written by Political Ad Guy , January 12, 2008

Pull the fishhooks out of your mouths folks.

This is PR. If Mitt wins Michigan (which he's certainly trying), Kos can say he swung an election cementing his position as king of the leftie bloggers.

Like a lot of people, you're all walking into a basic PR trap.

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