Just because someone says your being "negative" doesn't mean you are. I have been watching and the person I keep SEEING being negative is
Bridgwater (and the his supporter's posts). The two flyers I just got were
totally annoying, and the harsh calls are getting old. I'm sure the voters will
SEE what is going on, and not just what they are told.
I received a taped phone message from Tim Bridgewater today in which Tim
referred me to his website for facts refuting the Mike Lee ads characterizing
Tim as a supporter of Washington big-spending. On Tim’s website, he
readily ADMITS that he still supports the big-spending entitlement of Medicare
Part D, and the federal government’s intrusion on the States with No Child
Left Behind, with the exception that he believes Washington should have funded,
instead of borrowed, the money for these programs. While it’s
commendable that Tim would prefer not to borrow money for big entitlements and
big-government spending, rather than refute the charge against him, Bridgewater
has confirmed that he is a dedicated, Washington big-spender. We need a true
conservative, like Mike Lee, to be our Senator and fight for reduced spending
and limiting the federal government to the powers granted it by the
Utah, you are getting the senator and representation you deserve by voting
republican.One is a bat crazy libertarian; the other is not quite so
crazy…Either way, you have just reinforced your status as
another fly over state.Do you really think that anything these guys
say or do in DC will matter? Really?I am afraid the days are dark
for Utah in federal government input.
Energy Solutions/Mike LeeMike Lee/LawyerObama/LawyerWe have enough "lawyers" in DC.WE need someone with business
expertise.Tim Bridgewater has my vote.
The State of Utah expressed its desire to have EnergySolutions bring jobs,
industry and tax revenues to Utah by licensing and taxing ES’s business
for storing low-level waste. EnergySolutions then contracted with Italy to
import low-level waste to be stored at the Utah site. Some in Utah objected to
the origin of the low-level waste being foreign, and wanted Utah to
“change its mind”, and, after the fact, refuse to uphold its end of
the agreement.All powers not specifically granted to the federal
government in the Constitution (i.e. national defense, foreign trade) are
granted to “the States or to the people”. Mike Lee has been true to
the Constitution, arguing on the one hand, that States have the power to decide
if they will take any low-level waste (as Utah did when it licensed and taxed
ES), while on the other hand, only the federal government can decide if the
origin of the waste is foreign (regulating foreign trade). This proper
designation of powers is prescribed by the Constitution, and Mike’s
efforts on behalf of Governor Huntsman and ES have all been consistent with this
I was going to vote Bridgewater until I received and email, phone call, and
mailer that bashed Lee. I hate negative campaigning unless it is on issues.
All three forms of Bridgewater propaganda railed on Lee for two reasons. 1. HE
is a Lawyer...so what...doesn't the senate make laws last time I checked, what's
the big deal? 2. He once represented energy solutions...again so what?
Bridgewater's company accepted federal funds..so what? Bridgewater is not
campaigning on issues he is tearing down a fellow republican for being a
Lawyer...you got to be kidding me...I am voting for Lee.
I'm voting for Mike Lee, as are hundreds of my friends and associates. We'll
just have to see how it all shakes out on Tuesday. I'm personally very confident
that Mike Lee will emerge as the winner. But not being psychic, I cannot
guarantee that. I just know I'm working hard to make sure it happens.
The best candidate for U.S. Senate from Utah is... neither Lee nor Bridgewater
(nor Granato).Of the three, however, I'm going with Bridgewater. He
appears slightly more practical and realistic than Lee.
I'm getting tired of all the messages on my answering machine trashing
Mike Lee. Bridgewater must be desperate.
I used to think these two candidates were virtually identical until I learned
about Mike Lee's relationship with Energy Solutions. Do we really want him to
represent us when 80% of Utahns are against dumping nuclear waste in Utah?! If
Mike Lee can switch his tune so quickly and go against Utah's best interests for
money, I fear what he will do in Washington when he's asked to compromise his
ideals. I already voted for Bridgewater. Easy decision for me!
I think both are good men. However, I think Lee would be a far better senator.
It seems to me, that so much of a senator means working within a caucus,
debating, building coalitions, understanding the law, creating new law, etc. As
much as lawyers are vitriolized for being lawyers, they simply make a better
legislator than businessmen.I lived in NJ when Jon Corzine, a big
bank businessman, was elected to the senate. It was an altogether frustrating
process for him. He was not effective because he was not in charge, he was not
a chief executive. He resigned the office and ran/became governor something he
was much more suited for.Lawyers = better legislators, whether you
like them or not (and I generally don't like the profession though they've been
very useful to me at times). Businessmen = better governors, if they choose
public service.Regardless, both of these are good men that are in
the heat of a political battle. Let's not castigate either of them for fighting
a good battle.
It is time for someone with the ability to do the right thing for Utah!!! Vote
Bridgewater! Lee has NO substance whatsoever!
Mike Lee has been the negative campaigner here, not Bridgewater. He's tried to
pin a lot of distortion on Bridgwater's business and positions. The worst thing
I've heard Bridgewater say about Mike Lee is that he is a lawyer, which is
obviously true - that's not negative campaigning.Unfortunately Mike
Lee has the habit of crying whenever anything makes him look bad and blames it
on Bridgewater when it's actually been caused by others or by Mike Lee
himself.We need a senator in the Senate, so I'm voting for
To Lewis | 12:16 a.m. June 19, 2010***Actually Lee has already said
that he is in favor of changing the law to keep waste out.*** But
only after Lee's client, Energy Solutions, gets to bring ITS nuclear waste in.
Lee is nothing more or less than an Energy Solutions shill. I don't like
Brudgewater (he's also owned by the tea party), but Lee is far worse. Utah
deserves better than either of them.
I listened to the debate on KSL this week. Lee totally outclassed Bridgewater,
was more eloquent and comfortable in his answers, and didn't take Bridgewater's
bait to descend into mudslinging. I'm not sure why there is even a contest!
I like both of them but I will vote for Lee.
Lee is just another mud slinging lawyer. He reminds me of a conservative Obama
Clarissa: you must have a strange definition of "experience.". If by that you
mean studying the law and theorizing about principles and the like with your
dad's constitutional lawyer buddies, Mike Lee is your guy. I don't
know how Lee can make laws looking out for business and capitalism when he has
no actual "experience" creating jobs or running a business. I know
he's a smart-ish dude, but with him and his brother and Huntsman junior and
some of the Mathesons, I can't help but think: where would you be if your last
name was Jones and your dad was a plumber?I like that Bridgewater
made it on his own. He's incredibly creative and entrepreneurial.
Bob Lonsberry is an anti-liberty militarist, and I am glad to see him off Utah's
airwaves.Mike Lee's work as a clerk for Justice Sam Alito concerns
me that he's one of these conservatives who cynically states they support only
constitutional legislation, knowing full well that the federal courts will find
almost any obnoxious practice of the federal government constitutional. So, the
constitution is no obstacle to the statist agenda of these conservatives.That said, Tim Bridgewater's corporate welfare track record, and
endorsements by fellow corporate welfarists, concerns me more. These folks have
no loyalty but to Mammon, and intend to loot America's wealth until there is
nothing left.I'm an independent, but I may just end up changing my
party affiliation for this primary to vote for Mike Lee.
Mike Lee is in bed with Energy Solutions. The reason Mike Pense the Senator
from South Carolina is supporting him is because Energy Solutions also has an
office in South Carolina. Mike Lee bows to whoever is paying the paycheck. One
minute he is fighting to keep radioactive waste out of Utah when he works for
the governor and then turns around and fights against the will of the people of
Utah as an attorney for Energy Solutions. Money talks and regardless of the
Constitution, Mike Lee will follow whoever has the money. He is also accused of
being behind Bob Lonsberry's firing. Can't trust this guy. True Conservative?
Why no legitimate LOCAL Conservative endorsements?
The reason I'll probably vote for Mike Lee is that he has more experience and
knows his constitional law which we need so badly these days. You need
experience to get anywhere in Washington.
Count me as one who has been turned off by Bridgewater's negative campaigning.
I am one that will not let this millionaire businessmen by my vote!
This senate seat is but 1 out of 100. The better representation for Utah will
come from that person most effective in vigorously debating our views and that
person more successful in swaying other's opinion. I'm voting for Mike Lee as I
think he will simply be more effective in congress. Plus, he is not compromised
by his past. 'Businessmen' (even if they have taken a lot of government
earmarks!) are more successful in chief executive type rolls - i.e. governor -
than they are in legislative rolls where coalitions need to be formed. Go MIKE
- keep building the momentum!
@Smith9294 Mike Lee has some questionable progressive endorsements of his own.
A few are: Mark Shurtleff, Norm Bangerter, Dick Armey (Mr. Amnesty and big DC
lobbyist) and one of the architects of the "Big Tent" of the 90s that undermined
our would-be strong conservative Republican coalition.
These guys are both taking a lot of positions that will be impossible to deliver
on. If either one of them go back to DC and try to govern the way they have
promised to govern they will be the most Innefective members of the Senate.
Sadly, we sometimes get so caught up in the rhetoric that we don't remember that
our national government was set up to create tensions between competing
interests - some call it compromise and others may call it give and take or
pragmatism. Call it what you will but dogmatic members of Congress solve no
problems. Do you want a cheerleader or a truth teller. Both Lee and
Bridgewater have been cheerleaders and that is why the convention crowd chose
them. Unlfortunately, in our day and age, truth tellers don't usually get
elected because we don't generally like what they have to say.
I am voting for Mike Lee on the basis of the most critical element in the race:
Which candidate is more likely to shake things up in the Senate? The clear choice is Mike Lee. I'm tired of politics as usual in Washington
D.C., I'm tired of political party hacks, and I'm tired of empty suits who are
in awe of the traditional power brokers. In short, that's one of the most
compelling reasons I LIKE MIKE.One more thing: Bridgewater brought
down the house in cheers at the nominating convention with a statement that he
would advocate for the U.S. pulling out of the United Nations and defunding our
participation. It might have drawn cheers among the rabid
conservatives at the convention, but PUHLEEZ -- is that a viable and responsible
position for an aspiring Senator of the United States? I think not.
2 thoughts:1- All the attacks on Bridgewater are from outside of
Utah who want Mike Lee to be our next Senator, why?2- ALL of Mike
Lee's pro-endorsements are from out of state 'conservatives' except Morgan
Philpot (don't get the advantage of that Mr. Philphot?), while Mr. Bridgewater's
pro-endorsements come from Utah citizens? So do we want our next
Senator who is in league (for whatever reason, cough Depleted Uranium to Utah,
cough) with outsiders or Utahns?
Lewis: OF COURSE Lee changed his position on keeping waste out of Utah when he
saw the poll numbers. Starting three months ago and going right through November
2, he will say anything he feels he needs to say to get elected. He won't be
bound by any of it, but he'll say it. I voted (early) for the guy
who can run a business and balance his personal checkbook- that's Bridgewater-
and that's what we need in Washington.
We need a conservative attorney in washington who can stand up to all the
liberal attorneys and tell them why their bills are unconstitutional. Thats why
we need Mike Lee.We need to stop the insane spending through
earmarks and subsidies that Tim bridgewater uses to make a fortune in his
business. That's why we cant trust Bridgewater. Will he really make his
business practices illegal. Really? Ya Right.Folks, do you have any
idea how close the US is to being bankrupt? Everyone says our debt is
unstainable. What does that mean? We will be bankrupt within 6 years. Time to
make some hard decisions in washington and start sacrificing.
I'm voting for Mike Lee.Utah_1 hopes we'll think they're two
different people if they space their comments out enough?Although, I
will say in Utah_1's defense, at least their tactic of supporting Bridgewater
isn't like all the other Bwater supporters who only attack Lee. It's the
NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING of BRIDGEWATER that make me support Lee all the more.I personally vote on issues and the actions and positions of the
candidates. Mike has won me over in that regard. I've found him to be the
candidate I can trust to represent my conservative values.Bridgewater would have clearly lost my vote due to lumping me, an aspiring
lawyer, into this group of fiends that he's imagined all lawyers to be. Thanks,
Tim. I'll play that game, too. Uh... All businessmen make terrible U.S.
Senators. At least, that's based on Tim.
I just hope Bridgewater and Lee fight it out so ugly and out-crazy each other
enough to show Utahns that Sam Granato is the only mainstream moderate running
The fact that Bennett supports Bridgewater is enough for me to vote for Lee.
One of the best things I've done recently was to become a state delegate and
vote Bennett out. Go Mike Lee!!!!!
Bridgewater. I hope he wins.
Actually Lee has already said that he is in favor of changing the law to keep
Can Mike Lee, the lawyer who works for Energy Solutions, represent the citizens
of Utah when it comes to tough decisions concerning nuclear waste without being
influenced by his employer: Energy Solutions??? I seriously doubt it!!! I'm voting for Tim Bridgewater. It's a no brainer.
Most of the comments here are from individuals who have already decided who they
are voting for. The facts are these.1. This is a small sample size
for a statewide race.2. 25% are still undecided - according to the
poll.3. Whoever wins this primary will be the next Senator from
Utah.All we can really say at this point is that no one (who is
being honest) has a clue regarding which will pull off the win on Tuesday. I wonder if there is any information regarding those who have already
voted early - regarding how these two are stacking up for early voters?
With Utah being one of, if not the most conservative state in the union, it's
about time we have a Senator that will religiously defend the Constitution. Mike
Lee is the only one in the race able to do this.Mike Lee's whole
career has been focused on getting the federal government OUT of our lives, and
he can do that for us, as Senator from Utah.Mike Lee will bring the
constitution back to the debates in the senate, That's why I support
Lee's negative ads were the deciding factor for me.We don't need
more lawyers back there, especially those with close ties to lots of career
politicians.Bridgewater's business dealings do not upset me at all.
He was not the one to pass the laws, and he was advising his clients how to
comply with them, much as a lawyer works the law to his client's advantage, even
though he may not pass a similar law if he were in that business.Bridgwater has the energy and drive to fight the Obama administration tooth
and nail, and will be less concerned about pleasing political cronies than
Lee.I'm voting Bridgewater!
A true conservative says no to every form of government spending except for
national defense including protecting the borders. They don't need much money
to run the government so they cut taxes. That pretty much sums it up.
"A true conservative?" What's that, I'm sick of all the slogan, titles, and
headlines. I just hope people do their own research and find out for themselves
who they think would be best.
Lee has been part of the problem in Washington. He is too close to the system.
He is a lobbyist and we don't need that.
There are enough attorneys in Washington and Bridgewater is a strong
conservative and has run a solid well paced campaign. Good luck Tim,
you'll be a great leader.
Tim BridgewaterI have watched Tim for over a year, and I believe he
is the best US Senate candidate in the primary. Tim's attitude and methods and
his actions have impressed me. Words alone are not enough.
Polls are interesting. Two other polls this week, one done for the Lee camp and
one by a group supporting him show similar numbers, only favoring Lee. With
margins of error at 4 percent, I think it's going to be a close race.I hope Lee wins! He is the true consistent conservative, and his expertise on
Constitutional law is amazing. We need him to fight the liberals in Washington.
Two problems with this poll. First, when you only poll about 500 people, it is
hard to represent all the people involved. Also, with 25% undecided, this is
totally up for grabs.
I hate polls. It's so hard to know how legit they really are. Especially when
this one was SO wrong, something like 20% wrong, a couple years ago in the
Chaffetz and Cannon race. I don't really know who will win this
one, but read my screen name and know that I'm afraid of Tim Bridgewater. I
can't believe how crazy he's acting lately. What is it with his campaign really
thinking that people will believe this madness about EnergySolutions and Mike
Lee getting Bob Lonsberry fired?! That is SO ridiculous.
Unfortunately for Bridgewater he had high rankings early in the week and then
towards the end of the poll Lee started gainging. Bridgewaters extreme
negativity and bold faced lies are going to lose him this election. Just like
the last 27 he's been in. Dan Jones couldn't get a poll of children who want a
lollipop accurate. This poll means nothing.
Mike has been pulling it out over the last week! Way to go Mike! You are rockin
it. Me, my family and all my extended family are going out to vote for you.
How exactly do you want our senator to work with Obama? Be more liberal? That
is ridiculous! We need a real true conservative to stand up to Obama, not go
along with him - that is Mike Lee.
Go Tim! Let's hope the lead holds.
Good for Tim Bridgewater. I hope Dan's more accurate in this poll than he was
in calling the Chaffetz race a couple of years ago.....
I'm voting for Bridgewater because Bennett supports him. It's the least I can
do to frustrate the extremist delegates who ousted Bennett. Lee is too
conservative, too rigid. He won't be able to work with the other party.
Too bad Utah doesn't have a binding "None of the Above" on the ballot - then we
could start all over!