Ticket Splitters: Enlightened, or Idiots?

Two Philly progressives debate the virtues of a straight-ticket vote.

On Monday, Philly mag writer Joel Mathis explained why he — a self-described liberal — would be voting for an (unnamed) Republican in Tuesday’s election.

Today, Philly journalist and Democratic committeeman Jon Geeting wrote a column for City Paper arguing that “ticket-splitters represent everything that is wrong with American politics.”

“While they may fancy themselves as independent and judicious people, their behavior reveals a profoundly immature understanding of how legislative politics works,” Geeting wrote.

Wonk fight!

Then player three entered the game. Democratic operative Joe Corrigan got in the last word.