Not that this political news surprises me

<p>"FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:</p>

<p>There's no doubt the 2008 campaign has been full of twists and surprises, and here's one more: Republicans are coming out in huge numbers to vote for Hillary Clinton.</p>

<p>That's right. About 100,000 Republicans came out to support Clinton in Ohio. 119,000 voted for her in Texas, and 38,000 in Mississippi.</p>

<p>The Boston Globe reports on why this is happening: Some Republicans are supporting Clinton hoping it will prolong her bitter fight for the nomination with Barack Obama. Others think Clinton would be an easier opponent for John McCain to beat in November. And still others are voting for Clinton because they want to keep her in the race to expose more information about Obama ahead of the general election.</p>

<p>Consider this: up until recently, Obama was getting a lot more support than Clinton was from Republicans in the primary contests. At the time, many traditional GOP voters said they liked Obama and were willing to cross party lines. But, once McCain sealed the deal with his party's nomination, things started to change..."</p>

<p>"Consider this: up until recently, Obama was getting a lot more support than Clinton was from Republicans in the primary contests. At the time, many traditional GOP voters said they liked Obama and were willing to cross party lines"</p>

<p>I thought it was any one but Hillary vote by Republicans in early primaries. Early on Obama was seen as an easy target to beat.</p>

<p>Yea; and if you consider that if the Democrats ran their primaries like the Republicans and had a "Winner takes all"; then Obama would be behind Clinton by quite a bit.</p>

<p>Democrats selected John McCain as the Republican nominee, so why shouldn't Republicans have some input as to who should be the Democratic Party nominee.</p>

<p>wait until the Reps re-register in Florida & Michigan so they can vote again. :D</p>

<p>And what do you think the outcome will be, blue? :) (In those 2 states)</p>

<p>dunno, epiph; not knowledgeable enough about those states' politics. But, any sort of do-over is just ripe for mischief-making, particularly if the Reps wanted to have some "fun" and help decide McCain's opponent.</p>

<p>Conventional wisdom says that HC would be easier to beat than Obama in the general. But, of course, Obama didn't have a good past couple of days, so perhaps the the shine is starting to dull just a bit.</p>