Democrats fail to turn out in sufficient numbers for Santorum
If Rick Santorum, after having aggressively solicited the votes of Democrats, had beaten Mitt Romney by three points in Michigan yesterday rather than the other way around, the open primary system, which “openly” invites each party to sabotage the other’s nominating process, would have been seen more clearly as the egregious thing that it is. Maybe the experience would have stirred the Republicans out of their slumber and they would have changed this outrageous system.
As it happened, Santorum’s unprincipled appeal for Democrats’s support in the Michigan Republican primary seems to have backfired on him, much as Ronald Reagan’s similarly unprincipled appeal to Democrats in the 1976 Michigan Republican primary backfired on him. The Daily Mail’s U.S. correspondent Toby Harnden writes today:
Team Romney: Rick Santorum’s ‘political treason’ over Democrat robocalls helped doom him in Michigan
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 29, 2012 10:41 AM | Send