Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Last Day to Switch Parties Is Monday, March 31

I ran into a Republican friend yesterday, who said he was off to change his party registration to Democrat. He said he wants to be able to cast a meaningful vote for governor.
He has an extra day. House Bill 324, which was passed earlier this month, extends the deadline to Monday, March 31.
The Department of Elections allows you do register online (click the red button on the right), providing you print, sign and mail in confirmation of the transaction.
By the way, my friend said that he had maintained his dwindling allegiance to the GOP out of a belief in fiscal discipline, but that recent history (Clinton's surpluses, Bush's deficits) took away that last reason for sticking with his old loyalties.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a word should go out to those registered as Independents, that they too, should apply their wisdom and independent streak to the Democratic party.

Then they too could assist the progressive wing of Democrats trying to rid themselves of the likes of Tony DeLuca, Harris McDowell, and Thurman Adams. Those wrinkled prunes won't be beaten by any Republicans this year.. If 50% of those currently registered as Independents, were to switch their registration and vote in the Democratic primary this year, it could be done. The entire state would breathe a sigh of relief....

But their insistence on remaining independent, even though it has deep roots in early American tradition, fosters the very partisan nature of those very political parties that repulses them to begin with.

Were Independents to switch to the Democratic Party, just for this one year, to assist all of Delaware in ridding our party of its bosses, those political types we all detest, the ones interested in helping themselves and not us, would be gone.

Polls show us that most Americans think alike. But as long as Independents remain out in orbit, spinning around the decision making process of choosing which major party candidates will be on the ticket, we will continue to only get candidates who have no choice but to grovel at either parties extremely radical faction, in order to beat their primary challenger. We need to dis all extremists of both parties, form a working coalition of the middle, and start fixing our country, state, and local governments.

Independents can actually accomplish this by registering as a Democrat this one election year.

You have till March 31st.

12:37 PM, March 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kavips, kavips, kavips. What am I going to do with you?

We need to dis all extremists of both parties, form a working coalition of the middle,

I call bullshit on that DLC shite.

You had me to a point, but we need to move the country WAAAAAAAAAAY to the left befor we start talking like Mike Castle on lithium.

If we start talking this shit now we'll only end up with a slightly less noxious right wing in charge - Tom Carper for Secretary of the Treasury!! Yeaha!

8:25 PM, March 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was me, jason330 BTW.

I hate logging into blogger.

8:26 PM, March 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason, don't log onto blogger, I never bother either. Just click onto Name/URL and type your name in there.

5:04 AM, March 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People have to get the message that it is the DIP incumbency party here and in DC that is the root of our troubles.
Weed out the entrenched corruption with term limits and more rigorous voting.
I agree with Jason that already having seen the evil DLC pile on with GOPerisms, that is not the way to go.
I imagine that Tom's disillusioned friend will just stay home rather than vote for a liberal-minded pol.

5:07 AM, March 27, 2008  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

My disillusioned friend didn't switch parties simply to stay home on primary day. He switched so he could cast a meaningful vote for governor.

7:06 AM, March 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, that wasn't very clear of me. It is obvious that Markell is attractive enough to the GOP to be the draw there.
I know more than a few disillusioned GOPers who will not be going to vote because they don't have a presidential candidate they like nor governor.

12:12 PM, March 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to Jason330:

I'm worried that you have argued with Hube and Dave so long, that your way, way, left, is currently America's middle of the road?

12:28 PM, March 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may have a point.

12:54 PM, March 27, 2008  

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