Daily Archives: March 21, 2008

Democrat–Dummocrat? For a Day. Pretend it’s Not Happening D’s.

Time Magazine weighs in (here):

Other talk radio hosts have taken up the cause. In Oregon, where voters must register by party by April 29 to vote in the May 20 primary, conservative talk radio host Victoria Taft has been pushing Republicans to re-register as “dummocrats.” Election officials are seeing an increase in switchers, but voters’ motives may not be divined until the Oregon exit polls are released. Meanwhile, Limbaugh opened his program Wednesday with a victory cry: “Operation Chaos is exceeding all objectives… this is just fabulous.” Dubbing the Obama-Clinton face-off a “soap opera,” Limbaugh says he will carry his campaign through to the final primaries in early June.

Forest Grove checks in here:

Victoria Taft, KPAM radio’s conservative talk show host, is encouraging GOP voters to change their registrations and vote for Clinton. Will that have much effect?

Dondero: The pattern so far across the nation suggests GOP turnout will be lower than normal and that the “Vote for Hillary” tactic will be marginal in a close primary state.

What about the idea that no interest in the primary hurts you in November? Is there any chance that a big contingent of Oregon’s Republican voters will sit out the whole election cycle?

Moore: The long months between the primary and the general election generally mean that the dynamics of the primary are forgotten by September. Then it becomes a contest of candidates, issues, and voter turnout – all completely divorced from the dynamics of the primary.

Register Guard here.

The party-switching movement picked up momentum last week — first when conservative talk radio host Victoria Taft encouraged it and then on Sunday when Oregonian columnist Dave Reinhard picked up on the “Democrat for a Day” campaign. Both commentators are encouraging Republicans to reregister as Democrats before the April 29 deadline so they can vote for the other party’s presidential candidate whom they believe gives Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain the best chance of victory in November.

It turns out that many GOP voters were making the switch even before the “Democrat for a Day” — or “dummocrat” as Taft puts it — movement got going.


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Obamania Hits Portland!

Craig’s List hits:
Will trade my I Hate Bush posters for Obama tickets.
Will trade Dalai Lama tickets for tickets to Obama.
Will trade Dave Matthews tickets for Obama tickets.
Will sell my wife for Obama tickets (he was kidding).
I can’t believe you guys are selling these free tickets for Obama. Anybody got any?
Gosh, I hope the fainters won’t need the:


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Democrat–Dummocrat? For a Day. Pretend it’s Not Happening D’s.

Time Magazine weighs in (here):

Other talk radio hosts have taken up the cause. In Oregon, where voters must register by party by April 29 to vote in the May 20 primary, conservative talk radio host Victoria Taft has been pushing Republicans to re-register as “dummocrats.” Election officials are seeing an increase in switchers, but voters’ motives may not be divined until the Oregon exit polls are released. Meanwhile, Limbaugh opened his program Wednesday with a victory cry: “Operation Chaos is exceeding all objectives… this is just fabulous.” Dubbing the Obama-Clinton face-off a “soap opera,” Limbaugh says he will carry his campaign through to the final primaries in early June.

Forest Grove checks in here:

Victoria Taft, KPAM radio’s conservative talk show host, is encouraging GOP voters to change their registrations and vote for Clinton. Will that have much effect?

Dondero: The pattern so far across the nation suggests GOP turnout will be lower than normal and that the “Vote for Hillary” tactic will be marginal in a close primary state.

What about the idea that no interest in the primary hurts you in November? Is there any chance that a big contingent of Oregon’s Republican voters will sit out the whole election cycle?

Moore: The long months between the primary and the general election generally mean that the dynamics of the primary are forgotten by September. Then it becomes a contest of candidates, issues, and voter turnout – all completely divorced from the dynamics of the primary.

Register Guard here.

The party-switching movement picked up momentum last week — first when conservative talk radio host Victoria Taft encouraged it and then on Sunday when Oregonian columnist Dave Reinhard picked up on the “Democrat for a Day” campaign. Both commentators are encouraging Republicans to reregister as Democrats before the April 29 deadline so they can vote for the other party’s presidential candidate whom they believe gives Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain the best chance of victory in November.

It turns out that many GOP voters were making the switch even before the “Democrat for a Day” — or “dummocrat” as Taft puts it — movement got going.


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Obamania Hits Portland!

Craig’s List hits:
Will trade my I Hate Bush posters for Obama tickets.
Will trade Dalai Lama tickets for tickets to Obama.
Will trade Dave Matthews tickets for Obama tickets.
Will sell my wife for Obama tickets (he was kidding).
I can’t believe you guys are selling these free tickets for Obama. Anybody got any?
Gosh, I hope the fainters won’t need the:


Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com