I must strongly disagree with LaVarr Webb's comments from the editorial page ("Will attempts to increase Utah caucus attendance succeed?" Feb. 19). The precinct caucus meetings are attended by people, myself included, who are passionate about being involved in the political process at the grassroots level. I resent Webb's blind assumption that somehow the views of those persons who choose to be involved would not be representative of the mainstream Utah citizenry.
These kinds of mischaracterizations from establishment type politicians and pundits are however not surprising, given the fact that grassroots activism is a very real threat to the establishment segments of both major political parties. After all, an informed and vigilant electorate serves as a real check against corruption and abuse of power.
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