Crossover voting in Texas
There appears to be guerrilla campaign underway by the Republicans to get at the candidate they despise the most, Hillary Clinton, by recruiting GOP voters to vote for Barack Obama in the Texas primary. Many in the GOP detest Hillary not only because she is a strong woman, but because she reminds them of her husband, the most popular American president in recent history. On the so-called "Republicans for Obama" website, you'll find this email being sent to GOP voters in Texas. Attention All Texas Republicans and Independents!!
On March 4th, Texas Republicans and Independents will have an opportunity to end Hillary Clinton's (and Bill's) presidential ambitions once and for all!
Since Texas has on open primary, Republicans and Independents should sign in at their polling place and request a Democratic ballot. They should then vote for Barack Obama. Even James Carville admits that if Hillary loses Texas, "she's done!" Republicans can help make this a reality!!! Just think, no more Clintons in the White House!
Voting Democratic this one time will have NO effect on your ability to vote in the next Republican primary or obviously on your vote in November. Since John McCain has the Republican nomination locked up, voting for McCain or Huckabee at this point will have no effect on the outcome on the Republican side.
After you vote during early voting or on March 4th, you ARE NOT done! Report back to your regular polling place at 7PM on March 4th to sign the Barack Obama list for caucus delegates. In a little known Texas voting quirk, 67 delegates to the Democratic convention will be seated because of these caucuses. This is a full one-third of the total number of Texas delegates. For Hillary to lose, she has to lose the primary votes AND the caucus votes. I urge you to vote against Hillary Clinton by voting for Barack Obama.
Please forward this e-mail to all your Republican and Independent friends so that we can help ensure the Clinton's defeat on March 4th!!!
Nothing in there about why they should vote for Obama. Nothing about his accomplishments or leadership qualities or what he might do for the country. It's all about DEFEATING HILLARY. Vote for Obama on Tuesday, and yes, you can come back and vote against him in November. Clinton out Tuesday, Obama out November, price of gas up, Mission Accomplished!
The crossover vote will probably put the final nail in the coffin for Senator Clinton's campaign. What I wonder is, will the Obama camp see their victory and count on those voters for November, or will they realize they've been PWNED by the GOP?