This is the third Democratic primary in which I've voted. In 2002, there was no Republican primary for the U.S. Senate or Congress, so I voted im the Democratic Primary. I voted for the late James "Bootie" Hunt. He lost. In the 2004 Presidential Democratic Primary, I voted for Howard Dean. And today I voted for Erik Fleming.
I voted for Fleming because he is a staunch pro-lifer. He even attended the Mississippi Right-to-Life banquet. I was going to vote for Bill Bowlin. I sent him an e-mail asking him where he stood on abortion. I never got a reply. The other two candidates did not comment on abortion. Also, Fleming has been a state representative for six years. I don't agree with him on a lot of the issues, but at least he's opposed to abortion. I've listened to him on the "Kim Wade Show" on WJNT 1180 (which airs from 5-6PM on weekdays). He's got some good ideas. Kim Wade does not flinch from his conservative views and he has some very good guests. Fleming has been on his shows a few times. Wade is one of the most listened to drive-by talk show hosts. He is one of the funniest and the most intelligent talk show hosts I have ever listened to.
Fleming will probably win, but there may be a runoff. No matter who the nominee is, the candidate will have no chance against the incumbent Sen. Trent Lott.
Whenever there is a Republican primary I vote in it. But if there is no GOP primary and there is a Democratic primary, I'll vote in that. That is the tragedy of not having party registration in Mississippi. I have known Democratic municipal officials vote in the GOP primary--even if there is a Democratic primary. There should be party registration in the state and a closed primary. But that will never happen here.