I am wary of individuals who desperately want to get elected. So much so that
they try to run over and over, for different offices. Often, it seems that
things other than a desire to do good are at the center of their efforts.
I am still waiting for a GOP candidate for governor to announce. As it is right
now, there is not a viable GOP gubernatorial candidate. Perhaps Matheson will
through his hat in the ring and we can get a decent candidate from the democrat
Very surprised. Thought his chances would be higher if he had decided to run for
congress.@Fitz Philpot and Sumison are both very viable candidates
who could beat Herbert at the convention.
The key here is the "could beat him at the convention"- in an race
with all elligible voters (Rep. Primary) neither even touches Herbert
Shocking. In my opinion this is political suicide. There's no way he'll kick
out Herbert in the primary, no way. Thank you, come again.
During this fall's debate over redistricting, Philpot first suggested he may
challenge Herbert. He accused the governor of pressuring lawmakers to ensure the
state's new congressional boundaries kept Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, from
getting into the governor's race.Philpot said then that "the
Matheson threat is of greater concern to Utah's governor than fairness and due
process. Herbert's latest move represents a pattern of behavior Utahns should
find disturbing."That says a lot about the redistricting
process to me. Wow.
First Philpot, then Rocky. What a low day for Utah and U.S. politics. When's the
next train to Canada?
I have met Philpot and I supported him when he ran against Matheson. I won't
support him if he runs against Herbert. This isn't a wise move if he wants a
political future in Utah.
If he is against the Utah CON PACT and HB116 I will support him all the way.
Herbert tries to be on both sides of every issue, time to take a stand and have
a spine. If Morgan does that he will win the nomination.
From what I understand, he will leave Reagan billboards at years end. It could be interesting, Herbert has supported a lot of issues that have made
him enemies. HB116, fishing rights, open pit coal mines, the list goes on.
I shudder at the thought that this guy could be the next governor.I
don't think it's a realistic possibility -- still, it's a scary thought.