Is Mitt Romney the Best Choice for Democratic Voters on Tuesday?

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Michigan’s primary election takes place this Tuesday, January 15, and as many of you know, the Democratic choice will be between Hillary Clinton and Dennis Kucinich (and “Uncommitted,” if you really want to vote for Obama and Edwards, but can’t). THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: DO NOT WRITE IN A CANDIDATE’S NAME ON THE BALLOT. YOUR BALLOT WILL BE TOSSED. (I don’t know why this is. I haven’t been able to figure out. But everyone says it’s true, so don’t do it.)

But there is one other choice….

Michigan Democrats can make a difference in the overall election after all. The beauty part of Michigan’s primary election rules is that you can cast a ballot for either party, no matter your party affiliation. And since Hillary will be the winner anyway, why not shake things up in the Republican primary, by voting for Mitt Romney.

Daily Kos, a popular Progressive blog, is rallying the troops to upset the Republican election
like we did in 2000 when our state went for John McCain over George W. Bush, after then Governor John Engler (remember that scumbag?) “guaranteed” a win the Bush.

Here’s why you may want to vote for Romney:

The longer the Republican primaries go on, the more money they’ll spend and the more they will attack each other, viciously. Mitt Romney has pulled his money out of other states and has bet his political future on Michigan this Tuesday. If he wins, he stays in. If he loses, he lost for good. The longer he’s in, the better for the Democrats.

So by voting Romney, it turns out that the Democrats in Michigan can effect change with their primary vote.

If you feel particularly strongly about Hillary, then by all means vote for her. But instead of voting for “uncommitted” and hoping the Democratic party gives back some of Michigan’s delegates at the convention, why not shake things up a bit?

I know, I know. If you do vote for Romney, you may feel a little dirty and in need of a shower after leaving the polls. However, if you want real change in Washington, if you want to hold the Bush Administration accountable for every pernicious lie and abuse of power over the past 8 years, then the “big picture” candidate for Michigan Democrats is Mitt Romeny.

4 Comments so far

  1. Scott Gifford (unregistered) on January 10th, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

    If you’re taking the trouble to vote uncommitted or in the Republican primary, please take a few minutes to learn about how this fiasco happened, and to let the Powers that Be in the Democratic party know how you feel. I have more information at

  2. Kyle (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

    I wasn’t expecting such a politically charged post in this blog. It’s the beauty of community on the internet. You don’t have to agree with everything you see.

  3. Scotter (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 1:00 am

    Scott, thanks for creating your site. You have some great information there and you are definitely correct that we have to let the Democratic Party know that we Michiganders are extremely important, for the party and the country.

    And thanks for your comment, Kyle. As you can guess, I’m a proud, card-carrying Progressive. I want (and hope everybody wants) important political change and, above all, a feeling of pride in America–in our actions at home and abroad. At Metroblogging, we want to express our opinions strongly and bravely, but we will always welcome agreement and dissent. Isn’t that how blogs (and our democracy) should work?

  4. Dennis 4 President (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    Dennis Kucinich is and would be the best choice for our country. When will people wake up and see the truth?

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