Sure, Republicans could cross over to pick the most unelectable Democrat - but who the heck knows who that is? I would guess it’s Hillary, but one, I don’t think she’ll need much help to win her primary, and two, I don’t think even the most evil and conniving Republican could stomach both registering Dem -and- pulling a lever - any lever, even as a means to sabotage - for her. Imagine the remorse if she somehow won, heh.
Pubs have reason to vote in their own primary. Dems really don’t, all their candidates are pretty much the same, differing only in style.
The last time I crossed over and voted for the least electable candidate--HE WON THE ELECTION!
The last time I held my nose and donated to a Democrat politician, he was my state senator and had offered to help me with a very difficult problem. I was the unwitting victim of a severe injustice. He was a rock-bottom sleazebag (typical of Democrat politicians). After months went by, I realized he wasn't going to help--as he had promised to do--(he didn't even bother to let me know)--and was a complete scumbag. He fully intended to exploit me and my unhappy circumstances to his advantage (typical of Democrat politicians) and was only interested in what he could get out of it all for himself (typical of Democrat politicians). I vomited.
Then I called a state rep., a Republican, to whose campaign I had donated. I had attended a fund-raising party on his behalf. He was also a sleazebag--but at least he told me he wasn't going to help.
A distant relative contacted a Republican politician, a "friend" of his, in my behalf. However, when I spoke with this Republican politician, he was insulting and told me that he would not help me. He was also a sleazebag, but, again, at least he told me to get lost--unlike the vastly more sleazy Democrat.
Then I finally contacted my state rep., whom I didn't know--and Independent. He was a first rate, first class, absolutely wonderful man, who turned out to be one of my heroes. He still is. He helped me. He solved my problem quickly and justly. Afterward, when I asked him--in all confidentiality--how I could repay him (I was careful to ask him in utter privacy, and I thought, from my experience with the Democrat and Republican politicians, that he might just name his price), he said that my happiness and good citizenship were the only repayment he wanted. He will always be one of my heroes. Needless to say, he was not re-elected in the next election.
There is more good than evil in human nature. However, politics attracts degenerates, sociopaths, the greedy, and other undesirables like a magnet and skews the population of elected officials toward evil. Only a moron or a fellow sleazebag would want to empower these scumbag politicians further or to increase the size, reach, appetite, and power of the governments that are their instruments for exploiting the general population.
But of all the scumbags I encountered during this ordeal, the heroes (there were others too) were like brilliant suns. I revere them. They are like Scott Beamer. The world is full of heroes--most of them average people like you and me--lost in the crowd.
But politics attracts anti-heroes, sleazebags, degenerates, sociopaths, and other assorted undesirables like a magnet.