Where Did All The Republicans Go?

One of the things that’s not being talked about in the U.S. primaries is that the number of Republicans voting in Republican primaries is falling at a rate that should alarm that party — if they’re not already obsessed with finding out who God loves more.

Take Nevada, for example. In its primary, about 30,000 voted — out of 400,000 registered Republican party members. And, as Bob Cecsa’s article states, the number of Republicans who voted in the primaries has declined in three primaries, compared to the primary voting totals four years ago.

This gives one clue that many Republicans will be staying home on election day, no matter who the nominee is. If Romney wins, the wingnut/Tea Party wing will stay home: if by some bizarre manifestation Gingrich comes in, the ‘moderates’ will find something else to do on election day.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers’s Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

2 thoughts on “Where Did All The Republicans Go?”

  1. I depends how many state BALLOT MEASURES the Rovish Republicans can get onto the ballots to lure Tea Party people to the polls, no matter who the nominee.

    It’s not illegal by any means, but this is how they lured voters who normally would have sat out in 2000 and 2004.

    It’s like a referendum you vote in at the same time as choosing the president. So for instance, in places like Ohio and Florida in 2004, the GOP would add hugely wedge issue ballot measures, such as: “Do you support gay marriage?” Of course the crazy Tea Party types are going to come out to vote “NO!” on that…and while they’re at it, may as well vote for president, too. Gee, I wonder what party normally gets that vote?

    See how it’s done?

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