Twice in the last two days I have overheard conversations in which persons have talked about registering Democrat to vote in the primary with plans to switch back to Republican before November.

Not sure who this helps in the primary or whether its some sort of long term strategy for the general electon, but verrrrry interesting.  And I realize two conversations in two days isn’t necessarily a trend, but still.

That said, around here, you get a lot further in a lot of circles if you are Republican so I know people that are pretty mid-stream that vote both sides of the aisle depending on the particular candidate, but it’s a quasi-requirement for their career path to be a registered Republican.  So planning to switch back doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an attempt to skew things to help McCain in November – it could be, but it could also just be part of their political-social “cover” image.