Twice in my Sunday newspaper reading ritual today I came across stories about the unusually large number of Republicans switching parties:
In Catawba County ... several hundred Republicans have switched parties since the beginning of the year, many to Democratic
In Buncombe County, almost 2,000 voters, the vast majority Republican, have changed
We know that some will want to credit Rush Limbaugh's Operation Chaos. Rush Limbaugh himself, the egotistical weenie with the microphone, will CERTAINLY want to take credit.
Our (limited) experience with party-switching is that people aren't motivated to change parties for purely negative reasons. It's almost always because there's someone they WANT to vote for.
But we'll see. And note to self: find out the party-switching figures for Watauga County.