On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Michael Steele stated that the majority of GOP primaries are open primaries. Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain aren’t exploring Democrats as a vast pool of curious voters. Polls indicate that Huntsman is the Republican who most non-Republicans actually would consider in the general election. (Watch Steele on this video link from the 1:00 mark.)
I am ticked off that GOP voters automatically turn up their noses at Huntsman because he accepted President Obama’s request for him to serve as U.S. ambassador to China. For that reason alone, Huntsman deserves some Obamacrats’ votes and his cool demeanor on the GOP debate stage creates a contrast from red-meat conservatives. I was surprised to learn that Huntsman’s record as Utah’s governor was more conservative than Mitt Romney’s governor record in Massachusetts.
A primary vote for President Obama is basically a “feel good” gesture because he is only person on the Dem ballot. Democrats who vote this one time in the GOP primary would be seriously messing with their heads and their statistical research. They flirt with Huntsman, Cain, Paul and Bachman but we could actually make one of them the winner of the South.
Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain could pack Black college meeting facilities from Orangeburg, SC, to Dallas, TX but their handlers don’t know the potential as well Michael Steele. Moderate Democrats could be their Hail Mary pass and mixing things up would be so much fun.