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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why Are Democrats Voting Republican?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, listens to a question from a reporter as he visits a campaign call center in Livonia, Mich., on Tuesday.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, listens to a question from a reporter as he visits a campaign call center in Livonia, Mich., on Tuesday.

Monday night Mitt Romney predicted he’ll pull out a victory in today’s primary in Michigan. But aides to Rick Santorum are already claiming victory, telling ABC that however their candidate fares, Romney will be damaged by what’s been a close race in his home state. Romney is expected to win Arizona’s primary today.

There was speculation that Rick Santorum was robo-calling Obama Democrats to make mischief, to get them to vote for Santorum in this open primary and thereby undermine Romney’s run.

But Jennifer Chambers, a reporter for the Detroit News, found Republican-leaning Democrats at the polls, trying to choose between Santorum and Romney.  

This article has been updated since the radio story aired.

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  • Jennifer Chambers, reporter for the Detroit News

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  • Anonymous

    Romney is already trying to spin his Michigan loss by blaming Santorum and the Democrats instead of his own failings as a candidate.  Considering his ad with the extremely misleading quote of Obama quoting a McCain aide on the economy, Romney has no grounds to complain about dishonest campaign tactics. 

    • Anonymous

      Santorum has handed Romney an excuse if he does lose the popular count with his mischief making. This may come back to bite him bigtime.

      Remember, Michigan is a Proportional State. Delegaes are rewarded by Congressional districts won. Either way, win or lose, Mitt and Rick should both come away with roughly the same number of delegates in Michigan.

      However, if Romney takes Arizona as expected, Romney could have somewhere around {45} new delgates commited to him tonight,  between Az. and Mi.

      While Rick may only end up with abt. {15} between Az. and Mi..

      If that’s losing and that’s spinning, then maybe you need to brush up on your math.

      side note…
      Only in the eyes of Manipulative Punditry is a Man’s Home State, considered to be one in which he has not lived…FOR FORTY TWO YEARS!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JCDRRMFCXP3D2DU5BMIMVIOVZU edwards

    Nobody bothered to call me, but I would not vote for a primary candidate unless I might also vote for him in Nov. None of these Republicans  fit that definition.

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