In fact, why does no one notice that Romney won the most liberal areas of Michigan, and santorum won the rest.
Have you seen in info how much the democrat cross over helped Santorum in these areas where he won? I’ve read that upwards of 9% were democrats but obviously they didn’t all vote for Santorum. There maybe more speculation about the crossover than actual data.
We can also speculate about what crossover means. Here in the 7th district there are a lot of union republicans. When I was AFL-CIO I didn’t vote democrat. My neighbors are both union members and are rock ribbed conservatives.
There is also a growing conservative UAW group in Michigan who do more than talk the talk. The head of the group (Terry Bowman) testified against union political fundraising on capitol hill just a few weeks back.
And it is particularly funny, how you build what was clearly a serious blunder or pathetic performance, into a “brilliant strategy”, with genius like outcomes.
And you always seem to focus on polls or data that favors him as, cutting edge, extremely accurate, gospel truth, when the same poll however, shows Newt gain or Santorum’s other opponents, they are “BOGUS!” BS, completely twisted, Leftist propaganda, completely false!
And you are wrong about the crossover data, it was gathered by a nonpartisan survey group and was somewhat conservative in it's findings. The actual numbers were higher than 9% on the average.
But no matter how you apologize for your candidate, he did what he did, and that violates all the “principles” he is claiming to represent, and he will pay for that betrayal.
Not sure what the fuss is here. The Romney camped pushed to change the primary from Republican only to open because the MI apparatus thought it would help Romney. Turns out it didn’t and now Mitt is screaming and his minnions are calling Santorum a sellout, a thief, you name it.
Michigan is not your typical liberal state. There are still a nice chunk of Reagan democrats outside of Detroit that would like a reason to vote for a Republican, but couldn’t handle Bush the second time around and fell for the hype with BO (plus McCain was awful).
And Romney and his supporters here were not complaining about the crossover vote in NH.
Rick reached out and probably got some voters to come along and through a wrench in the Romney plan.
To beat BO the GOP will need some Democrats to come across. Better to focus on those areas where they can be had (MI/OH/PA/VA) then where they never will (CA/NY/IL).