A number of states have so-called “open primaries” in which any voter may chose to vote in either the Republican Primary or the Democratic Primary.
Georgia is one such state. In 2000, Gore was assured of winning the Democratic nomination, so many Democratic voters crossed over in the primaries to cast a vote for John McCain. I did so myself (in good faith- reasoning that I would prefer a choice between McCain and Gore on the November ballot, since I could live with McCain better than with Bush).
This time around, it looks like Bush will be unchallenged in the Republican primaries. So will Republicans (in states where it is permitted) cross over to vote in the Democratic primaries? And if so, how might that affect the outcome? (Does anyone know how many states have open primaries, by the way?)
I would be curious to hear from Republicans on the board as to whether they have given any thought to doing this, and if so, whom they might be inclined to support in the Democratic primary. Also, would you be inclined to vote for your favorite out of the Democratic field (the “lesser evil” from your perspective), or would you cast a vote for someone you perceive to be “unelectable” so as to give Bush a better shot in the fall?