Scott G. Winterton, Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
I recently attended my first and hopefully last political caucus. It was the Republican caucus, but the Democratic caucus was likely much the same. What a waste of time. There is no possible way that the state or county delegates can adequately represent my views. Neither will I stand as a delegate and be subject to the constant harassment of candidates seeking my vote.
The article titled "A Better Nominating Process" (Jan. 8) by former Gov. Michael Leavitt should be read by every voter. It states, "A group of people in both political parties … understand the system and have learned to use it as a way to exercise extensive influence over the outcome of elections. In fact, they will argue the system is best controlled by people like them who care enough to show up at caucus meetings."
I blame the Republican Party for this outrageous and messy nominating process. It controls the state Legislature, which refuses to make the needed changes. Although a conservative Utah Republican, I will vote a straight Democratic ticket until this vitally important issue is resolved.
Curt H. Call
Other letters about Utah caucuses
- In our opinion: Paul Ryan's promising...
- Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Becoming mentally...
- Involve Utahns in national monument designations
- Perceptions of Obama and his policies at home...
- Letter: Welfare reform
- Legitimate, productive businesses are...
- My view: Utah's Constitution requires state...
- In our opinion: Federal contracting executive...
- In our opinion: The Affordable Care Act... 80
- Can a news channel 'solve problems'? 54
- In our opinion: The long-term outlook... 51
- In our opinion: Paul Ryan's promising... 51
- Capitalism and the common good:... 43
- Join the discussion: Is feminism... 39
- In our opinion: Timing is right for the... 39
- My view: A global warming solution to... 36