Some February 12th Funny Business?
by Todd Beeton, Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 02:20:29 PM EST
If we essentially have a Republican nominee after Tuesday but we don't yet have a Democratic nominee, there could be some cross-party voting in Virginia's open primary on February 12th.
From Sean Oxendine at conservative blog race42008:
It looks like by the time the first post-Super Tuesday primaries are held here in Virginia, the Republican nomination battle will be more or less wrapped up. Between the Arnold and Rudy endorsements and Huckabee and Romney splitting the conservative vote, I'm just not sure anyone other than McCain will be viable by then.
So what's a Republican to do? Take a page from Kos, of course. You will recall that in the Michigan primary, Kos urged Democrats to vote for Romney, on the theory that he would be the weakest general election candidate.
What could possibly motivate a Republican to vote for a dreaded Clinton?
...while I think they're pretty much equally bad in terms of policies, Clinton would be a bad enough President and candidate that, even if she won, she would spell disaster for downticket Democrats in red areas, giving Republicans another 1994 in 2010 (which is almost as important as 2008, given redistricting).
Ah, yes, right-wing blogs are always good for a good laugh. I mean, leaving aside this whole downticket business, which I actually think is debatable, especially if Obama is VP (I know, I know, they hate each other, blah blah) and McCain is the Republican nominee, that is some seriously wishful thinking about the Republican congressional out look for 2010.