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Utah tea party leader eyes run for governor

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  • CalCooli Draper, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    Google: Herbert Stop Ducking Debates

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Heaven help us.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    His running brings the whole tea party situation to a head. Either he will win, or he won't and then Utah Republicans can quit being afraid of not being the lap dog of the tea party "patriots".

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 8, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    Utah, you are better than that.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    If he has any involvement with the tea party, he's the LAST person Utah needs as its governor.

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    Jan. 8, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    recent poll suggests Tea Party members are less popular than "Atheists" besides Utah politics is already stocked full with fringe right wingers even though the majority of Utahans are more moderate. If only people would quick blindly voting for the MAN with the "R" next to his name and think before they voted.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Fantasy and futility.

  • ER in EUR Belgrade, Serbia
    Jan. 8, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    Great! I hope he does run. Then when he is thoroughly trounced maybe we can put to bed the silly exercise that has been the TP. They are not well rounded, do not understand the compromises that were a significant part of the founding of this country and do not have a depth or breadth of understanding.

    They focus on taxes and do not even realize the historical track record we have of approximately 18% taxes. Currently with the cuts and the extensions, we are running around 14%. So this mistaken and ignorant belief that we have too high of taxes is without base or foundation.

    Run, get beat by a wide margin, and then stick around. We need you so we don't have too much thinking inside the box; but please be quiet while adults are talking.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 6:40 a.m.

    Here's hoping we can change the culture in politics by running some alternatives to the status quo candidates.
    It's important that voters learn to listen rather than dismiss candidates based on labels. Pigeonholing and marginalizing have been the stock-in-trade of media outlets. Just mention the words "Tea Party", "Palin", "Limbaugh" or "Beck"...and you are supposed to dismiss the candidate as a screwball.
    But wait a minute. This guy knows a great deal about international business, production, management, taxation, regulation, money policy, immigration...
    Sure he has strong opinions, but do you want more of the same or new ideas and leadership?
    We need to start LOOKING at the candidates rather than dismissing them because the sidebar story says a BYU poll tells us the Tea Party is on the way out.