Governor race competitive in fundraising, if not polls
I happen to disagree with the comments listed here. I don't think
the problem is that Mayor Corroon is running a negative campaign here. I think the problem is that he hasn't done an effective enough job of
getting his allegations across to convince Utahns that he can get the job done
in cleaning up corruption in the state. Everyone will agree that
there are state agencies that need to be cleaned up, and that both Herbert and
Corroon are qualified to accomplish that. UDOT, the Department of
Workforce Services, and Hill Air Force Base are two of those examples. The
Machine Gun Fire, the illegal immigrant "list," and the whole I-15 bid fiasco
show the corruption that infiltrated these departments. If Corroon
articulated his allegations better and done more thorough research, I am
convinced that would have worked. Some conservatives allege that he
has run a negative campaign, which is simply not true. Those are baseless
allegations that only reflect poorly on a majority of Herbert supporters who are
not only content on winning against Corroon, a Democrat, but on taking their
conduct to a lower level--which is unfortunate. I expected better
from Utah Republicans.
"Corroon...said his poll numbers aren't an indication voters don't like what
they're hearing from him."So, what ARE the poll numbers indicative
of? An oatmeal candidate that failed to capture anyone's attention?
This is a very difficult year for a democrat, other years may be different. Even
in Utah. This year though Coroon was carrying a lot of baggage that wasn't his.
Another (sigh) reminder that these guys are not the only ones in the race.
Don't like the choice all that much? Vote Libertarian and you will feel better.
Less government, lower taxes and MORE FREEDOM. You will feel more free just
casting that vote.
Right you are, PK. It's the tone of the campaign that has made the difference.
One has to wonder what the race would have been like if Corroon hadn't knuckled
under to his out of state handlers and started throwing mud.
"It shows our race has been very competitive, on the fundraising side,"And it could have been all around, Mayor, except you went so negative. That's
not how we do things in Utah.