Here's how this happened...
When I registered to vote at the same time I applied for my CA driver's license, it required I choose a party affiliation. Well, I think that's none of the states d@mn business, so I chose 'independent'. Well, not so smart me didn't realize that would lock me out of voting for any major party candidates for the primary, unless a party specifically allows independents to request a part ballot.
Guess what - my GOP is a closed ballot, so I am not able to render my vote for Mitt (who is my sloppy second to Thompson).
However, the state DEM party allows 'cross-voters' from the independent side on election day, so I'm getting ready to trudge to the polls to vote ABC (AnybodyButClinton). Those two cannot be allowed back in the White House.