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Subject: Re: Eric Cantor too liberal? Date: 5/16/2014 12:10 PM
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Both parties by necessity, then, are 'big tent' organizations that are guaranteed to have wackjobs

Problem is, the whackjobs oppose the concept of a "big tent". As I have mentioned from time to time, I watch both party's conventions and both party's primary candidate's debates. The one time I didn't watch the Repub convention was 92, because every time I tried to watch, the speaker was off on some racist tirade about all the people "we don't want here".

In the 2008 election, I posted here that the mob was not comming out for McCain, as I walked right in and voted, no crowd at all. Same thing in 12, no big crowd came out for Romney. When Bush ran in 04, when everyone knew he was a corrupt, fascist, war monger, the polls were mobbed. My takeaway is the mob wants a fascist warmonger, like "W" Bush, not anyone with a moderate track record, like McCain and Romney.

In Michigan primaries, you declare party affiliation when you vote. I frequently vote Repub in the primary to vote for the least crazy candidate, in the hope that, in November, if the Dem doesn't win, at least the least crazy Repub will win.

I'm conflicted this year as the Wayne County Executive, who has presided over a continuing string of scandals, underlings going to prison, and massive missmanagement, is running again, as a Dem. Do I vote Dem in the primary to vote for a better Dem candidate than Ficano, or do I vote Repub so I can vote for the least crazy on that side?

Steve
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