Friday, April 28, 2006

Democrats for Hilleary?

JB at Blogging for Bryant warns that some Democrats, in the absence of competitive races in their own primaries for governor and U.S Senate, may seek to exert themselves in the Republican primary by voting for the perceived weakest candidate, Van Hilleary.

A few thoughts:
  1. Such tactics rarely work. Typically, there are not enough of those colluding in this fashion to make a difference.
  2. It is irresponsible to vote for a candidate who is not capable of holding the position and doing it well. If, God forbid, something were to happen to Ford prior to the election, then his opponent would likely be elected Senator. I have voted in the other party's primary under similar circumstances, but have always voted for the candidate I believed to be best qualified.
  3. The would-be saboteurs are correct that Hilleary is the weakest candidate. Republicans, one hopes, are aware that if Hilleary wins the nomination, that Ford will be the next junior senator from Tennessee. They had better vote accordingly.

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