February 28th, 2012

Independent strategist on MI primary: if Democrats show, Santorum could win

Democratic Strategist Kiki McLean, Republican Strategist Trey Hardin and Independent Analyst Goldie Taylor explain who has the most to gain and lose in today’s primary contests in Michigan and Arizona.

On open primaries, Taylor says, “Well, you know, people get to choose up until the last moment if they’re going to be a Democrat or Republican that day. I think it’s a free and open process. I actually don’t agree with party registration. I should be able to choose up until the moment that I vote which party I’m going to, you know, decide to go with.”

On political parties trying to influence voters from opposite parties, Taylor states, “But at the end of the day, this might work. You know, turnout in Michigan is expected to be so very low, if you get 10,000, 20,000, 30,000 Democrats to show up and vote for, you know, Santorum, you know, he could really pull this out, and I think he’s running ahead anyway.”

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