While registering voters, and getting the crossover vote, is a legitimate general election technique, it has seldom been it used so boldly to capture a primary nomination. Perhaps Senator Obama learned from Joe Lieberman that getting the Republican vote is the key to success when you can’t get enough Democratic votes.
From Salon’s War Room:
If the Obama campaign is to pull off an upset, the new registrants will be vitally important. As the Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown observes, “The final tabulations [of the voter rolls] from the Department of State could offer the first tangible indications of whether Obama can catch Clinton in a state where she holds the advantage.”
Here’s my question: Who has won the primaries once you eliminate the Republican and Independent vote? Who has won the Democratic vote?
I don’t have an accurate answer. But is it fair to ask the Republicans to assist in controlling the choice of the Democratic nominee in the primary season? That is the exact tactic of the Obama campaign.
There are plenty of disaffected Republicans up for grabs in the general election. Why is Senator Obama trying to use Republicans to win the nomination?
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