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Published: Wednesday, June 29 2011 6:00 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 8:32 a.m. June 30, 2011
"Utah will vote Republican no matter what. They. Do."

That's probably because a majority of Utahns believe in the sanctity of life and think unborn babies should have the same protections as any condemned man sitting on death row. When the Democrats come around to our way of thinking I'll be glad to vote for them.

Provo, UT

Herbert has proven himself to be a shill for the "cheap labor" lobby that wants to exploit illegal immigrants and continue to treat our borders like a holy sieve. This lines the pockets of these exploitative organizations, contributes to unemployment among legal US citizens, increases gang activity, and threatens the security of this State and this Nation. It is a direct threat to our way of life.

Herbert should be placed among the unemployed so he knows whose interests he should have (but failed to) fight for.

Murray, Ut

I can't complain about open pit coal mining, DOT payoffs, Three guest worker bills instead of the enforcement bills he promised Utah's citizens, or closing off stream access to Utah's fisherman, against a court ruling, so the state can buy access and charge the fishermen? A deal that will benefit the Ault family up Provo canyon, who received a bridge from the state to provide access to the now abandon Provo trail above Vivian Park.

The Aults are Gary's relatives. There are plenty of reasons to vote against him.

Sanpete County, UT

Matheson may be a Democrat by name, but he is really much more a moderate Republican by his voting record. He is fiscally conservative (one of the "Blue Dog Democrats"), something the far right-wing likes. He is essentially socially conservative, something the LDS in Utah like. Though he agrees with the vast majority of peer-reviewed scientific community that the climate is changing, he does not seem to have a plan for addressing the issue beyond saying who cannot participate in enforcement (not the EPA, in his view). He voted down the health care act.

So there is no real danger with the "Democrat" label to the supposed wishes of most Utahns, though many in Utah vote knee-jerk Republican, no matter what someone's voting record states. Though I do wish Matheson would either be a real Democrat (if only for health care issues and the environment) or simply become a Republican, I would still support him over Herbert. I cannot see Matheson ever giving the losing party a $13 million consolation prize.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: I M LDS 2 | 11:17 a.m. June 30, 2011

If you don't like the way Gov. Herbert deals with illegal aliens you certainly can't like the way Obama has turned his eyes the other way on the problem.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not sold on Matheson. He sits out on votes, unless he is needed by his democrate party. Otherwise he tries to play the moderate democrate and everyones buddy. Unless his party needs his vote, he just sits back and does nothing. It's not until things are to the wire, that you find out what Matheson truly supports and believes in.

That is not the person we need as Governor. I need someone that I know how they feel and will respond to issues. We don't need a fence sitter, that jumps on the convenient band wagon.

Manti, UT

Pagan: No one should be legislating a woman's Uterus. Any woman in this day and age knows how Not to Become Pregnant. I can understand why some women would not want to have a baby. What I can absolutely not understand is why don't they use protection? Then, if they do get accidently pregnant what gives them the right to terminate a newly formed life? Once that life is inside of a womans body, she has no right to kill it. A woman's first priority should be for her new child, but the unconscionable selfishness of todays society gives her the right to murder an unborn child. If you dont think an unborn baby is a baby, look at the ultrasounds of the unborn. They breath, they eat, they suck their thumbs, and they cry. These precious unborn are treated as a tumor to be ripped from their mothers bodies even though they are alive. How cold and cruel. A woman who does this changes her life forever. But that does save the unborn babys life. So many people want to adopt babies, yet they are murdered before having a chance to live.

slc, ut

I think Gov. Herbert will not make it out of convention, he will be beat (at the caucur level) by a hyper-conservative. If Matheson does not get a fair shake on the gerrymander, he might run. That will be some BIG fun.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

How do people justify wanting world peace and stopping the bombings and killings, but, at the same time support the slaughter of unborn children? That has never made sense to me. If it's wrong to slaughter people who have been born, then what gives people the right to slaughter unborn people?

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Matheson's father was either the first or second best governor in the history of our state, that alone makes him worthy of a look.

Let's be real
Salt Lake City, UT

I understand Dan Jones to be an outstanding person but it seems that whenever a Democratic political poll comes up they always seem to do better than what actually happens. I may be wrong but it seems that way.

London, United Kingdom

Let's be real, it is because, generally speaking, he over samples Democrats.

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