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Voting and How

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Some “ifs” for today.

If I were a Republican and if I were voting in Ohio or Florida, both winner-take-all on the Republican side, and if I wanted to stop Donald Trump, I’d vote for Kasich in Ohio — or, were I a Florida resident, for Rubio.

If I were for Cruz, I might prefer that both Governor John Kasich and Senator Marco Rubio drop out. But on reflection, I don’t think so. Trump picking up 165 delegates in two fell swoops probably cannot be made up at this point, even one-on-one.

So Sen. Marco Rubio was probably wise last week to acknowledge what seems the truth: “John Kasich is the only one who can beat Donald Trump in Ohio. If a voter in Ohio is motivated by stopping Donald Trump, I suspect that’s the only choice they can make.”

Of course, Mr. Rubio wants Kasich voters in the Sunshine State to likewise switch to him, because, “I’m the only one who can beat Trump in Florida.”

A spokesman for Gov. Kasich of Ohio was having none of it: “We were going to win in Ohio without his help, just as he’s going to lose in Florida without ours.”

Still, a Kasich super PAC is robo-dialing Ohio voters with the news that Rubio suggests they vote for Kasich.

We can outsmart ourselves sometimes with strategic voting, sure. As a general rule I prefer to vote for the person I think is best. But sometimes there are elections wherein the word “best” just doesn’t seem to apply.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

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  1. Steve Trinward says:

    I think the only thing we libertarian types can push for is to convince as many disaffected Ds (not-for-Hillary) and regurgitating Rs (not-for-Trump), to accept reality, know they are not getting their “choice” … and vote either LP or Green Party in November — fully realizing that in 45 of the 50 states, their vote won’t affect the outcome at all, and the only way to say no to the war party is with a 3rd party vote that gets counted. (This means NOT writing in Rand Paul, or Bernie, or Cal Coolidge or Mickey Mouse, nor staying home… those all get counted as YES for statist quo, if at all)

  2. Not So Free says:

    QUOTE: But sometimes there are elections wherein the word “best” just doesn’t seem to apply.: QUOTE
    Truer have never been said.
    Unfortunately, it’s been that way for quite a while.

  3. Paul Jacob says:

    Thanks for the comments.

  4. A lot of the so called political savvy folk just don’t seem to get it. A lot of us just ordinary folk are sick and tired of the corruption and lying by the incumbents, Sick of folks who claim to be conservatives and act just like their liberal counterparts. Practically all are on the take and destroying America. The more they scream at Trump the more convinced we common folk are that he is the proper remedy. Today’s results tend to bear that out. And that is common sense.

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