Gaming the system
A staggering 16,000-plus Republicans in Cuyahoga County switched parties when they voted in last week's primary.
In Cuyahoga County, dozens and dozens of Republicans scribbled addendums onto their pledges as new Democrats:
I suspect partisans on either side will draw different interpretations from it. But here's another interesting tidbit out of the Mississippi exit poll. The conventional wisdom and to a significant degree the reality in many other states has been that Barack Obama has picked up the lion's share of Republican crossover voters. Not in Mississippi. According to MSNBC's exit numbers, Republicans made up either 12% or 13% of the voters in tonight's primary. And they went for Hillary Clinton by a decisive 3 to 1 margin.
Big difference between Mississippi and Ohio, of course. In Mississippi it was an open primary. In Ohio, it was illegal. But either way you have to wonder if you're a viable contender for the general if your opposition is helping you along in the primaries.
By fnord12 | March 12, 2008, 10:56 AM | Liberal Outrage