Is it Governor Huntsman's liability to be a republican or a Governor
representing the people of Utah? There are many who reside in the state who are
not staunch republicans, and I don't really understand why he is in such "hot
water" for representing them in addition to the conservative Utah base. He has
not been bound by his party, but has given voice to the majority and minority.
Perhaps the republicans should consider Super Dell if they are looking for a
Gov Flip Flop signed that he supported the Party Platform. Did he lie or did he
flip flop? Those are the only choices. I am a state delegate and I will be
Why would the Governor attend a Repulican convention?
If the Governor appears at the state convention, I certainly hope he won't be
booed. That would be REALLY BAD FORM. Anyone who speaks at the convention
should be treated with respect.However, he has disappointed a lot of
people in Utah. His positions on Civil Unions and so-called "climate change"
are really out of step with most of his constituents.
The Republican "Big Tent" has become the Republican "Pup Tent" occupied by the
two people left in the state who can agree on absolutely everything!
I am a Davis County delagate and If I go I will boo him too. Showing respect
where respect is due is one thing but you don't have to support someone who does
not share your same beliefs. When someone lies to you you need to call them to
the table. These conventions are a place to show our representatives that we
can't just go along with everything they say because we trust them. Thats what
the Democrats are doing with Obama. Maybe some of them are seeing a guy that
they don't recognize anymore.
is too busy promoting himself nationally. Besides, he's a flippin' Democrat.
Why do GOP delegates think they have the right to BOO anyone? Staging a protest
march outside the event would be more proper than actually attacking/booing the
elected speakers inside the auditorium!It really is a big risk for
any elected GOP to speak at any county convention.
Boos: The sound of Reagan's big tent collapsing and the GOP digging it's own
grave. I'm a life long Republican and I don't even feel welcome in the party
anymore. I wouldn't boo the far right conservatives because I RESPECTFULLY
disagree with them on SOME issues. I see their value in the party and I share
with them many views. But I don't feel welcome and I'm feeling more and more
inclined to vote for conservative Democrats like Matheson and Pat Jones. I
disagree and agree with them about as much as the far right delegates but at
least the Dems don't boo me when I disagree with them.
Dear GOP Delegates,Please get off your high horses and your
perceived pedestals of power and realize that your fanaticism is what is hurting
the Republican party. You may think that you are helping, but you aren't. All of
your ranting, raving, and booing are going to do nothing but further isolate the
party, forcing the Republican party into further minority status. You claim to
be followers of Reagan but you push many out of the Big Tent and rather than
"enlarging the tent" you choose to shrink it. Please, if you wish to live in a
little tent and a small world, join the Libertarian Party- it is really where
you probably belong, and leave us Republicans alone. We are tired of being
associated with you.Sincerely,Young Republican
I would not be surprised if Gov.pulled a "Specter" and switched to the
democratic party. It would actually would be the honest, logical thing for him
to do. He is a democrat at heart (and a liberal one at that!)and has used the
republican party for his own personnal interests and ambitions.
The Utah Republican Party needs to save itself from the lunatic fringe of Eagle
Forum types and return to true conservatism, not the current version of hate,
self-interest, and convenience.
Dear Young Republican:You are not even old enough to know what Reagan
stood for. Reagan did not start a "Big Tent." Reagan spoke of values and those
who believed in those values joined him. It was about values. If you are tired
of being associated with us then go join the "Big Tent" where you can believe in
anything. It is called the democrats. Don't let the door hit you as you leave.
Guv a Democrat? I don't think so. I think he's just Ambitious with a capital
A. No one around here is fooled. He takes stands of convenience, and thus he
may go far. I'd like to like him, because I'm a moderate Repub myself. But I
draw the line at redefining family. He does not draw that line, but rather will
hint at it or do the opposite if it will get him a nomination. We
do need a third party in Utah representing moderates, since the far right truly
does control the Republican party here. These tend to be very religious in
their politics, failing to see politics for what they are. Politics will never
answer the country's problems. True solutions are anti-political.
Gov. Huntsman is setting a great example to the entire COUNTRY as a moderate
centrist political leader. Utah's GOP is dominated by total extremists.
Huntsman is a very compassionate and intelligent leader with a good track record
in a state where no one recognizes his contributions. He has combined fiscal
responsibility with international trade promotion with health care reform with
innovative energy solutions with centrist social policies. I feel sorry for
Utah because it is dominated by extreme cultural conservatives that have no
why Huntsman couldn't have told the voters BEFORE he was elected that he was in
favor of gay rights, no immigration enforcement, etc.I don't have
near as much of a problem with his position, but, rather his DECEIVING the
states' voters.Say one thing to get elected, do another thing AFTER
If you voted for Huntsman because you expected him to act in line with your
thoughts and passions of the moment, you have a right to be disappointed. If
you voted for him because you expected him to use his judgment and his moral
principles, you have reason to be proud of him.
Any delegates who would boo Gov Huntsman or anyone else are not representing
themselves very well and should not be sent as a delegate the next time. There
are better ways to present your disagreements toward the govenor. Sending a
letter stating your disagreements maybe, booing no.
Yea, it's just me. I'm with you all the way. I'm sick of the "big tent" crowd.
Sort of the unitarian vision of politics; you can believe anything you want. I
sense a lot of "kick them while they're down" by Democrats, liberals and other
sympathizers. But their time is limited. They own our government
(unfortunately) now. They have to either put up or shut up, and so far, it's
not looking good. Trillion dollar stimulus loaded with pork and ridiculous
spending; saddling our grandchildren with unprecedented debt, and not a single
elected official had read th bill when it passed? The Republicans will rise
again when Americans get tired of the oppression of socialist/fascist policies,
enorous tax burdens, and $1600 average increase in utility bills under the "cap
and tax" scheme.
re: Is it just me...That's the problem with "older" Republicans-
they have selective memories. They tend to only remember the things they want
to. Yes, Reagan was a great leader with incredible rhetorical skills but Reagan
also tripled the national debt and was very moderate on many social issues. He
expanded the scope the Republican party which is something you oppose. So maybe
clean out some cobwebs and stop the venemous rhetoric that is destroying the
party at a time when we need unity more than anything.
"is too busy promoting himself nationally. Besides, he's a flippin'
Democrat."Governor Huntsman is welcome to join Utah's Democratic
I'm tired of our local political leaders using my money to promote themselves
for a job in Washington instead of just doing what they were elected to do. If
Huntsman wants to be "green" maybe he should stop flying all over the place and
stay put and do the job he was hired to do.
The only group that should praise Huntsman is those who are mystified how he can
stand and walk with a spine of jello.
"Gov. Huntsman is setting a great example to the entire COUNTRY as a moderate
centrist political leader." This is, as you may recall, the same Huntsman that
also supported John McCain - not just in the end of the campaign but from the
very beginning. He is absolutely Ambitious and an Opportunist, and would pull a
Specter if he could get more votes. I am not a state GOP delegate, but if I
were - he would get the resounding boo he has earned.It is
unfortunate that we have too many politicians instead of "men of integrity" in
government, regardless of party.
There is a reason that his fund raising efforts in Michigan a couple of weeks
ago didn't go well! He has come out of the closet and let his true feelings
come out. For some reason he thinks it will help his national appeal for a run
for the White House in 2012. Fat chance he will get anywhere with that when his
own state wishes he would go away. Maybe he should make a call to the White
House and see if Obama wants him for some position. They almost see eye to eye
Republican Governor Joh Huntsman will talk to the New York Times about his civil
unions in a recent article by that paper entitled, "The Bigots Last Hurrah"
which pointed a finger at conservatives who believe marriage is between a man
and a woman. However, he won't sit down and talk with fellow Republicans at a
State or County Convention. It's times for him to switch parties because his of
actions, and not because of our not reaching out to him.