The Michigan primary is over and Romney and Santorum essentially tied for first with an equal number of delegates. However, it took some lowbrow political tactics from Romney to even squeak by with a virtual tie:
I’m against the kind of sabotaging of America’s political process that Romney so gleefully supported in the past (unless someone else is doing it – then its “disgusting”). However, for a candidate to ask voters of another party to vote for him in an open primary in no way constitutes sabotage. Americans aren’t granted their voting rights according to which party they belong to and should be allowed to vote for whomever they want- regardless of party affiliation. For that reason, I like open primaries and I think Santorum’s methods were perfectly reasonable. I do take umbrage at the Democrat robo-calls that urged Democrats to vote for Santorum in order to “continue the Republican clown show” as that does constitute sabotage and is a disgrace to our democratic process.
Romney, however, demeans the political process when #1 he flip-flops according to where the political winds blow and #2 calls cross-voting “disgusting” as if he were talking about inbreeding or something. Democrats and Republicans mingling? Disgusting!