August 14, 2009

Crossing Over

All must not be well with the braintrusts of the Texas Democratic Party. It's only August and already from the Lone Star Project comes a warning to Democrats to not even think about voting for Senator Barbie in the 2010 Republican primary.

The 2008 election featured a Presidential campaign, attracting broad attention and a record turnout for both parties. In 2010, there will be no Presidential buzz or national attention.

Even with the expected sucker-punching, name-calling brawl between Perry and Hutchison, Republican Primary turnout will likely be close to 2006, when 655,919 voters turned out for Republicans. So, even if the ratio of crossover voters in 2010 equals that of the 2008 Democratic Primary and all of the crossover votes go to Hutchison, she will garner only about 7,215 more votes - not nearly enough to significantly affect the results.

As the 2010 Republican primary race develops, both Perry and Hutchison will appeal to hard line Republican primary voters, touting their allegiance to causes and policies that are opposed by both Democrats and many independent Texas voters.

Oh dear

Clearly, any Democrat who participates in the 2010 Republican Primary will be squandering their vote.

On the other hand, if the choice on the other side is between Tom Schieffer and Kinky Friedman it's hard not to feel the same way about voting in the Democratic primary,

Posted by mayor mcsleaze at August 14, 2009 08:02 AM

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Comments

you forgot mark thompson.

heh heh heh.

I kid. I agree with you.

Posted by: Rachel Farris [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 14, 2009 11:59 AM

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