Democrats once against crossover voting now encourage voting for Rick Santorum in Michigan

How do you spell hypocrisy? DEMOCRAT!  It appears that Democrats are asking it’s folks to vote for Rick Santorum… Why?  They want to send a blow to the candidate that is leading Obama in the National polls and is a Michigan Native.  That candidate is Mitt Romney. Democrats who have launched a full frontal attack on Santorum calling him a religious fanatic are now encouraging their folks to vote for Santorum.  We call that Political mischief

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Additionally, Santorum has also launched an appeal to the Dems to vote for him as well.  Democrats say they detest crossover voting, especially when the GOP was accused of voting for weak Democrats in congressional races in 2004, 2008 and 2010 primaries.  Seems now they have had a change of heart.  I guess this is to be expected as their ‘Dear Leader” Obama has made similar changes like wagging his finger at the Supreme Court for ruling in Favor of Citizens United that gave Super PACs more levity in Political fundraising and candidate support.  Now, Obama is all for Super PACs that support him.

Obama was also against raising the debt ceiling, Recess Appointments, and Lobbyists  as a Senator.  Now it appear that it is alright.  So  why should the rank and file be any different?

Democratic activists and strategists have launched a campaign to push fellow Democrats and independents to vote for Santorum to try to derail the more moderate frontrunner Mitt Romney, a Michigan native and the candidate President Barack Obama‘s campaign least wants to face in the Nov. 6 election.

“I think Santorum is completely radioactive and will bring an electoral disaster to the Republicans – he could deliver Obama a landslide,” said Michigan Democratic strategist Joe DiSano, who has launched one of the efforts to help Santorum. “We need to focus on the one real challenger to Romney.”

The Republican vote is an open primary, meaning Democrats and independents can vote in it too. Roughly 850,000 people voted in the Republican primary in Michigan in 2008. Democrats made up 7 percent of the Republican primary electorate in 2008 in the state, according to exit poll data. This time around they could help Santorum collect many of Michigan’s 30 delegates and give him a big win.

Roughly 12,000 Democrats expressed interest in voting for Santorum when they were contacted during a “robo-call” phone campaign organized by Democratic activists, DiSano said. But it is not clear how many will actually turn out on Tuesday.

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The Democrats want to underscore how weak Romney is in Michigan, the state where he grew up and where his father was a popular governor. Still, Romney is running neck and neck with Santorum in polls.

via Why Democrats may help Rick Santorum win Michigan – CSMonitor.com.

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