A Message to Michigan Democrats and Independents

Michigan has its primary in six days, and has been punished by both parties for being early. However, while the Democrats have stripped Michigan’s entire delegation, the state still has a Republican delegation at the convention, albeit smaller. Your vote for a Democratic candidate has no direct influence on who gets nominated at the convention.

Michigan has an open primary, so a Democrat can vote on the Republican ticket without changing  his or her party registration. The same goes for Independents.

So I ask the Democrats and Independents of Michigan: why not vote on the Republican ticket for Ron Paul, and vote for the one candidate who has consistently fought the Iraq War, the Patriot Act and wants to safeguard our nation’s finances by removing our immense overseas military presence? He has never voted to take funds from the Social Security fund, and wants to safeguard Social Security for those who need it. He has backers from all walks of life: from homeschoolers to the GLBT community, from veterans to students and academics. It’s a big tent, and all are welcome.

Even if you don’t vote for Dr. Paul in November, he is forcing the other GOP candidates to address issues they’d rather avoid.

Crossing over to Paul would be a great favor to us all, and since your vote doesn’t really count on the Democratic ticket, why not assert your voice within the GOP?

Comments 6

  1. Advogado wrote:

    I’m watching the debate now and I can see why you support Paul. I can also see why Fox didn’t want him in the debate, he really does bring up stuff others would prefer to avoid. I’ll vote for whomever the Democrat is, but it is enjoyable to hear a fresh perspective injected in the Republican debate.

    Posted 10 Jan 2008 at 9:50 pm
  2. Funky Dung wrote:

    Thanks for your comment. It’s nice to hear that Ron Paul’s views can be respected by someone who won’t vote for him. :) It’s a free country; if people don’t want him, he won’t be elected. Still, he deserves a chance to be treated equally as a candidate, and voters deserve a chance to hear “fresh perspectives” from Paul, Richardson, Kucinich, Gravel, and other candidates marginalized by their parties and MSM.

    Posted 11 Jan 2008 at 12:57 pm
  3. Jerry wrote:

    Ha ha — the Democrats’ ersatz “primary” in Michigan doesn’t even have a complete lineup of candidates. You can’t vote for Obama in Michigan:

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080111/POLITICS01/801110362

    More reason to go Republican for a day! (Or more precisely, go Ron Paul for day.)

    Posted 11 Jan 2008 at 6:00 pm
  4. Funky Dung wrote:

    Daily Kos wants to play with Michigan, too, but he wants Dems to vote for Romney.

    Posted 12 Jan 2008 at 2:09 pm
  5. Jerry wrote:

    Interesting. Why did they say that? Do they want a weaker candidate on the GOP side?

    Posted 12 Jan 2008 at 3:33 pm
  6. Funky Dung wrote:

    They want the Republicans to be disorganized and divided for as long as possible, so they have trouble unifying for the general election.

    Posted 13 Jan 2008 at 7:01 pm

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