State Sen. John Valentine will not join 2010 governor's race


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  • Smart
    Nov. 30, 2009 11:08 a.m.

    He knows the rest of the state is not as blind as Utah County.

  • Herbert's the Man
    Nov. 30, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    This is not a surprise. Valentine never had a chance and he knows it. Everyone else who thougt about it and then changed their mind knew they didn't have a chance either. Gary Herbert will be the Governor for as long as he wants it. He's a true Rebublican and the million dollars he raised in one night only shows how much people support him. He's going to do a fine job.

  • Digbads
    Nov. 30, 2009 12:01 p.m.

    John Valentine is a great guy.

    I don't know how many of you noticed his tired and somber face amongst the Search & Rescue volunteers during the Nutty Putty Cave incident.

    He has always demonstrated his compassion through his actions.

  • Wait for Shurtleff
    Nov. 30, 2009 1:05 p.m.

    Stay tuned. . . I expect Mark Shurtleff to run for Governor in 2010.

  • Campassion???
    Nov. 30, 2009 2:07 p.m.

    Looking at his voting record, he only has compassion for his special interests. He is an Eagle Form puppet.

  • Utah Dem
    Nov. 30, 2009 3:31 p.m.

    Digbads - come on, of course he was compassionate regarding the trapped guy, he would be totally heartless otherwise BUT that does not make him a good candidate for governor, good grief he's not a good legislator - but he is a typical Utah County legislator.

    Herbert's the Man - yeah for unemployment! He is an empty suit.

  • Re: Utah Dem
    Nov. 30, 2009 4:21 p.m.

    If you can blame the governor for unemployment, you should also blame the President for unemployment.

    I don't blame either. I blame unemployment on Americans who are content with their 9-5 job, and don't take risks to start businesses, make it rich and employ countless other people because of their entrepreneurship.

    If you're unhappy with the unemployment rate, you should be doing everything you can to make it easier for people to start businesses. Oh and get up of your easy chair and be successful so you can employ other people.

  • KirkT
    Nov. 30, 2009 5:32 p.m.

    Valentine needs to run for Attorney General in 2012. He is the perfect person to bring some much-needed integrity to that office. He at least knows how to run a conflict-of-interest check on his computer before meeting with somebody and taking money from them.

  • @Compassion???
    Nov. 30, 2009 5:32 p.m.

    You say Valentine is an Eagle Forum puppet?

    Which of these concepts that Eagle Forum stands for do you disagree with:

    1. Fiscal restraint
    2. Limited government
    3. Free market solutions
    4. Defense of family, faith, freedom, marriage and Life
    5. The 10th Amendment and States' rights