Jumping the Gun

Today’s “Super Tuesday,” on which a whole bunch of states hold their primary elections. We still have have Democrats running against other Democrats and Republicans running against other Republicans, hoping to get their parties’ nominations for this fall’s Presidential election.

So it was weird last night to see an ad for Republican Mitt Romney contrasting himself against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Unless he’s changed party affiliation, he isn’t running against her. We don’t know if he ever will run against her. The Republican party hasn’t opted into California’s open primary system, so only registered Republicans are eligible to vote for Romney today, and they’re not likely to have considered voting for Clinton in the first place.

So who the heck was the ad aimed at?

Keep in mind that I don’t watch much TV, so this sort of thing might have been going on for a while, and I wouldn’t have noticed.

2 thoughts on “Jumping the Gun

  1. *** Dave

    Presumably it’s aimed at Republicans who go so apoplectic over Hillary that anyone who claims to be against her is boosted in their eyes. In this case it isn’t a “vote for me instead of Hillary” message, but a “If you hate Hillary, too, vote for me!”

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  2. Kelson Post author

    Yeah…she does seem to be kind of the lightning-rod Democrat for conservatives to hate. Sort of the Anti-Bush, in terms of the way the opposing party focuses on each of them.

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