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Do Republicans Really Want Hillary?

While Rush Limbaugh has been telling Texas and Ohio Republicans to vote for Hillary, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea. For one, I’m not so sure that a Hillary victory would be so good for the GOP. Obama is proving that he has a glass jaw on NAFTAgate and the Rezko affair. Hillary has high negatives, but she’s a known quantity with a lot of pull among Democrats. Obama still has plenty of room to fail.

There’s also something unseemly about sabotaging another party’s election. Yes, while the rules do allow it, it still strikes me as unsporting.

In any event, it looks like some Republicans are crossing over to vote for Hillary in the hopes of extending the Democratic race. While I highly doubt there will be enough crossover effect to matter, I’d hate to see the result of this scheme end up leaving this country saddled with President Rodham Clinton in the Oval Office—which is the last thing any conservative of principle would want.

One response to “Do Republicans Really Want Hillary?”

  1. Mark says:

    “For one, I’m not so sure that a Hillary victory would be so good for the GOP.”

    Let’s see. By denying Obama the nomination, nearly every young voter in America would sit out Election 2008 in protest as Hillary and McCain duked it out among the gray hairs in what would be the lowest-turnout election of all time. Uh….yeah…that would be good for the GOP.

    “Obama is proving that he has a glass jaw on NAFTAgate and the Rezko affair.”

    If you guys wanna take a hard line in ardent defense of NAFTA this election in an attempt to hang Barack Obama, be my guest. As for Rezko, Americans only care about scandals they can understand, particularly after the scandal-drenched Clinton and Bush years. Unless Obama was documented to have received kiddie porn files from Rezko, it’s highly unlikely to stick.

    “There’s also something unseemly about sabotaging another party’s election.”

    Wow….a Republican expressing dismay about unseemly campaign tactics by his party. There is indeed something going on in America!!!