The Night of the Hildabeast

Now that Hillary has won Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island, and seems to be on somewhat of a comeback heading into Pennsylvania, I am faced with a dilemma.

John McCain has the election sown up.  My vote as a Republican would be meaningless, short of feeling better by lodging a protest vote for Ron Paul.  What might not be meaningless would be to vote for Hillary in Pennsylvania’s primary, in hopes of keeping the bloodletting among the Democratic candidates going all the way up until the convention.  I will call this The Breda Strategy, since even though I understand Rush Limbaugh has been calling for this, Breda is where I first got the idea.

I kind of like this idea, because it’s a way to avoid voting for McCain in the primary, but still help him out in the general election.  But can I do it?  Can I really pull the lever for that harpy?  How will I feel if I help her win the primary and she actually beats McCain?  I’d say I have a month to decide, but Pennsylvania’s primaries are closed, and the time to switch registration is fast approaching.

17 Responses to “The Night of the Hildabeast”

  1. Rob K says:

    …both Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island…

    Both of those three? That’s quite a feat! :^)

  2. Mike Gallo says:

    C’mon – man up and vote for the Harpy. I did here in Wisconsin, fat lot of good it did, though. Funny thing, when you looked at the voting totals in WI, there were more votes in the Democrat primaries than Republican primaries even in counties where there are no Democrats (Mine included). Unfortunately, there was no cohesion amongst these votes, and it looks like even the Republicans split about 50/50 on Obama vs. Hillary.

  3. Robb Allen says:

    Here’s how I view it.

    I would rather see Hillary in office than Obama.
    I would rather see McCain in office than Hillary.
    I would rather aliens land on the White House and enslave us all than see McCain in office.

    So, the choice is painful however you look for at it. But the worst choice possible is Obama in office. No experience and the belief that “change” is all that is needed (no thought or logic required) is more dangerous to me than Hillary’s raw grab for power. With Hillary in office, enough Democrats hate her that you could fight her decisions. Obama’s sycophantic followers would be harder to go against.

  4. I woke up this morning to see a fellow Highbrid Nation writer reporting that Hillary has won the Ohio and Texas primaries and how this is getting bad. And like him I feel like this battle between Obama and Hillary has went on too long and now they are in danger of hurting the party by allowing McCain to take shots at them while they are dealing with each other. Howard Dean should step in and say “Look, Obama is going to be the canidate and Hillary you can be his running mate if you choose”…I know I know that would never happen but a guy can dream right?

  5. Mike M. says:

    Wow, there’s a Democrat that reads this blog? :)

    I choked down the vomit and voted for the Weepy Witch last night here in Texas. They stamped my voter registration card “Democrat” so I could get into the caucus (didn’t go). Now I want to burn my card to erase any affiliation with the donkeys. I feel dirty, and I’ll kick myself if she ends up getting back in the White House, but I feel fairly safe that she won’t get the party’s nod.

    It felt like a walk of shame going in to vote – I live in one of the most Republican counties in the country, and was one of maybe a dozen in the D line, with the R line stretching out the door. I was also the only one in my line with short hair and business dress (think granola), which made me feel even more self-conscious.

    I hope Ronald Reagan’s spirit can forgive me.

  6. It is better to vote *for* someone than to vote *against* someone, in my opinion.

  7. Phoronus says:

    You’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do, but man, if it comes down to the GE and Hillary wins it, I’d think that’d be a rough thing to live with.

    I voted for Obama, btw, and would rather he win the the election than either of the other two. (So there’s at least one more Democrat that reads this blog).

  8. VariableFeedback says:

    I had the same thoughts upon hearing the results last night. One thing that might stop me is the belief that the parties should be free to nominate whichever candidate they desire, and also free to exclude those that the wish to exclude from the nominating process. Hence my opposition to open primaries. While certainly not illegal, I don’t know if I can in good conscience change my registration when I don’t really want to be part of that party. But I also want Obama defeated as soon as possible.

    Fred >> McCain >> Hillary > Obama

  9. breda says:

    If I could do it, so can you. Just close your eyes and think of England.

  10. Ian Argent says:

    Put me in the “vote for the President you want” camp. Vote Fred if he’s there, Paul or McCain if he isn’t.

  11. Bitter says:

    I would rather aliens land on the White House and enslave us all than see McCain in office.

    OMG, Robb, you made me laugh so hard. I hope you’ve seen the Simpson’s Halloween short on the ’96 election. If you have, I love the mention – though I don’t know if it was intentional. If you haven’t, well, you need to!

  12. Robb Allen says:

    Bitter, no, I don’t recall that episode, so it’s purely coincidence.

  13. Bitter says:

    Oh, it breaks my heart you haven’t seen it, Robb. I’ll see if I can find it somewhere.

  14. Weer'd Beard says:

    Well its also very much like a stradigy detailed by Akira Kurosawa in 1961 in “Yojimbo” and of course Leone remade it with Eastwood as “A Fistfull of Dollars”.

    I need to watch that tonight methinks.

  15. Achilles says:

    Personally, I think it’s wrong to register for a party’s primary so that you can vote for a candidate you don’t support. It’s like joining the party under false pretenses.

    I’m voting for Fred in the PA primary. If he isn’t on the ballot, I’m writing him in. Since the GOP race is over, I figure there’s no harm in making a statement about the kind of president I really want.

  16. Linoge says:

    File me under the “proactive voter” category… I definitely think it is better to vote for the person you want in office rather than against the person you do not want. Of course, if the former does not exist, the latter would be a sufficient reason as well, but in a more-than-one-person-election, the probability of you equally disliking all of the candidates is rather low.

    ‘Course, I also get kind of particular about changing party affiliations just to try and skew their primary… Sure, it is legal and all, but there are all kinds of legal things that may or may not be right (and vice versa, arguably).

  17. I’m voting for Johnny Mac with no reservations whatsoever.