Revolt Against the Orange Overlord in MI Primary
So I got this email from a friend:
DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas asked us to forward this message to everyone
we know in Michigan. If you'd like to comment on this plan, visit:
Dear Michigan Friend,
We're not going to beat around the Bush. If you want to help make mischief for
the Republican Party - and bolster the Democrats' chances for taking the White
House this November - read on!
Are you a Democrat or independent registered to vote in Michigan? If you are,
vote for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary on Tuesday, January 15th!
Do you know any Democrats or independents in Michigan? If yo u do, encourage them
to vote for Mitt Romney in the Republican primary on Tuesday, January 15th!
To which I sent this reply:
while i am only a minor c-list blogger and not the mighty orange overlord, i disagree with this analysis. i am going to cast a vote for ron paul, in hopes that he'll stick it out to the convention and be in a position to have an impact on a brokered situation there.
there is *much* not to like about paul. but: he's anti war, and the Establishment republicans and bushies hate him. he also is the representative (no matter how misplaced) of our allies on 'the other side,' that is the Little People who are finally waking up to how republicans have screwed them but only know what they're told by their republican overlords in the media. if they had the facts we do, they'd be voting with us. it's of note that DK and ron paul supporters around the nation consider themselves much alike. paul is a step in the right direction for people who know that republicanism is wrong, but can't quite say why, and that movement should be encouraged.
so, no, kos- i'm going with paul.
Seems like all I ever do is vote for Republicans in this state (the Dem primary here has been labeled taboo by the national party and write-ins for Edwards or Obama will not be counted). I voted for McStain in 2000, foolishly believing he was different than Bush at that time, but I'm still sorry we're stuck with Chimpy instead. Primary crossing over is an accepted part of the blood sport that is politics, and I hate not voting at all.
I've said many times here: Ron Paul supporters will become our natural allies, over time, and are the most likely Republicans to convert. Not "independents" but actual members of the Republican party who are highly dissatisfied with their Leadrz. I've tried long and hard to bring these people into the light, and on Tue I'm going to show them how far I'm willing to go to achieve our shared goal of ending the war/occupation. I hope they're willing to do the same in the fall.