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Published: Monday, Feb. 24 2014 9:09 p.m. MST

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Esquire
Springville, UT

An insider, wanting to protect the status quo. Hardly a surprise.

Utefan60
Salt Lake City, UT

Of course he wants the Caucus system. Those in power want the Eagle Forum, Sutherland Institute and those power brokers to keep them in office. All we have to do is look at our current Senator Mike Lee. Look at the damage that guy has done to our reputation, our economy and our civility. He would not have been there in a Primary System. I want my vote to count. I'm really starting to like Mitt again!

nonceleb
Salt Lake City, UT

Duh! Of course he does. He would not have won the nomination if there had been an open primary.

Wasatch Al
South Jordan, UT

Sure Chaffetz supports the "system." Live outside your district and control a few power brokers who do live in "your" district. Make a few calls every two years and continue your life-time job.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

Utefan60: If it weren't for the Sutherland institute, the eagle forum, Mike Lee, and more importantly, individuals that care about the future of this country, the socialist nightmare would be complete. Now, it is just equality for everyone with a minimum wage economy as the benchmark of success! I would hope that 54 million Americans on food stamps, many of the rest on minimum wage jobs, abortion on demand, and men marrying each other would not be considered as the high point of lsociety! But, I guess some like it that way! Perhaps another war and making the rich even richer would add to the depth of this understanding! Go figure!

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

bandersen said:
Utefan60: If it weren't for the Sutherland institute, the eagle forum, Mike Lee, and more importantly, individuals that care about the future of this country, the socialist nightmare would be complete.

Only self important delegates believe that nonsense. The sutherland institute of disinformation and proud of it, care about this country so much, they are willing to knowingly lie to the public in their propaganda advertisements and this is who you trust? The eagle forum doesn't have much use for facts either. And lee well he can't remember what he's going to shut down or when he'll be on fox next.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

"When I was nobody trying to become somebody, I had ideas and principles,” Chaffetz said.
That's funny. He has neither of those now that he is in Congress. I'm fairly certain he didn't have those when he was initially running, he was just pretending.

"I didn’t have big name ID. I didn’t have big dollars."
Except that he was well known in the Republican circles. He worked for one of those MLM businesses Republicans tout. He was also Jon Hunstman's campaign manager and chief of staff. Now he has both of those, and he wants to keep them, so keep the system the way it is. He got his, the others can eat cake.

Harrison Bergeron
Holladay , UT

cavetroll

You don't understand. The caucus system makes it easier to unseat an incumbent. So "keeping the system the way it is" no longer helps Chaffetz. While the caucus system helped him initially, now that he has a name and a war chest, he would want to oppose the caucus system if he truly were without principles.

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