Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
If the caucus system is truly representative, then Sen. Orrin Hatch will make it through the nominating process at the convention. As expressed at the caucus meetings, most Utahns want the right to vote for or against him personally.
Should Hatch not survive the convention, then it will probably spell the demise of the caucus system. Utahns will be outraged, as they were when the far right ousted Bob Bennett at the convention two years ago.
High attendance at this year's caucuses can be attributed to that outrage as much as to anything else.
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