@RayVaughnLet's see:"As a Utah Democrat, I
spent most of my time, 29-some years, trying to reform the party when it came to
these moral social issues, but it just wouldn’t budge. The smaller the
party’s become, the more the extreme elements are controlling the party so
it’s very hopeless now."Yeah, 29 years, he's a
flip-flopper alright..."My politics didn’t change at all.
Whether as a Democrat or Republican I’ve always been conservative on
fiscal issues and moderate on moral social issues.""Over
three sessions I’ve passed a number of bills that have set up a new
infrastructure and will create a new model to try to help the 52,000 children in
the state of Utah that are part of the intergenerational poverty and welfare
dependency cycle. Setting up an infrastructure and framing a model for
intervening in their lives I think is the most important thing I’ve done
while I’ve been in the Legislature."Stuart Reid has done
some of the most important work done in the legislature over the last 4 years,
and is stepping away when he could easily get re-elected. Pretty admirable.
Stuart was a very good LDS Chaplain! I knew him personally at the National
Training Center when he was there for training.
Yup, the job of any elected official is to get elected. Is there any other way
that he or she can get their ideas into laws? So the solution if you are opposed
to "just get elected" is to do away with the legislature, the Congress,
and the Presidency and the political parties. Sounds to me that Reid works on
principles and can be a model for individualism and ideas, the way we otta pick
"Mr. Reid's guiding principal in political life was to get
elected."You just described virtually every politician.
I disagree that SB54 will result in a larger Republican Party. Instead it will
lessen the power of either party. The individual candidate will be able to focus
on the issues which may very well cross the party lines. At least I hope so. I
will rejoice in the death of both parties.
Mr. Reid's guiding principal in political life was to get elected. While
living in Salt Lake City, which is heavily Democratic, he ran as a Democratfor
the Mayors job. While working in Ogden he got a position working for the Ogden
mayor, a Republican. When he first ran for the state senate it was as a
Democrat.. He lost the election to the Republican candadite. When the seat
became vacant he filed as a Republican. Mr. Reid is all about what is most
benefical to Stuart Reid.