Go Rob Anderson! The public is finished with Evans, and Wright is much the
The only reason I would not want James Evans to continue as chair would be if he
decided to run for Senate next year. He is one of the most intelligent,
articulate people in politics. He completely shut down Carol Costello in an
MSNBC interview (she was so befuddled she bailed out). Normally nobody even
knows or cares who the party chair is, but Evans is a threat to liberals.He is correct to fight the buy my vote law. It’s unconstitutional.
Political parties are private entities. Telling them how to choose their
candidates is like the government telling the Mormons how to choose their
prophet or PETA how to choose their president. Should we just pass a law saying
everyone in Utah gets to vote on who leads the ACLU? Anyone can
start a political party and they can set whatever rules they like in choosing
their nominees. It is absolutely none of the government's business on what
process they use. James Evans understands this. But the most ringing
endorsement a Republican party chair could get is the strident opposition of
liberals. And Evans has earned that. Replacing James Evans would be like
replacing LeBron James.
Evans should go. Wright sounds even worse. Vote in Anderson. Utah GOP should
show some common sense and support a law drafted by a republican legislature and
signed into law by a republican governor. Unfortunately the
convention is dominated by the far right wing of the party - as evidenced in
part by the support of Johnson at the convention, and his going down in a
terribly lopsided loss to the more moderate Herbert in the primary. The caucus
system does not represent Utah republican voters and has been overtaken by the
Evans wants out---this is all taking time away from him gouging people with
5000% loan interest rates.
bill in afThanks for your fight.
As a moderate Republican I resent the fact that this man likes to call himself
dictator on what does and does not count as being a Republican.Looking at the national Republican party I hardly feel represented at all.
Since when did we become the party of anti-science? Since when did we drop our
fiscal conservatism for tax cuts and an overpriced wall? When did we become the
party that only serves the wealthy?It's time for moderates to
stand up and take back the party from the fringe.
"People would be up in arms if that happened in their churches. Republicans
feel the same way about a law dictating how a private organization runs."But in a two party - only system both of the parties are quasi-public.
And in hyper-Republican Utah that party is virtually part of government.
As a Republican delegate, I'm appalled by the attitudes and behavior I see
at our conventions.The gulf between party insiders like Wright and
his ilk and the rank-and-file voters of this state is wide and deep. And too
many caucuses have failed to find people who will actually represent their
precinct. Herbert's resounding victory over the convention-favored Johnson
is just one of many evidences that too many delegates are out of touch with the
Republicans they represent and out of touch with reality.The caucus
system was never designed to override the electorate and anoint office holders.
It's designed to find viable candidates, and if there's more than one
viable candidate - if no single candidate gets 3/4 of the convention vote - the
party as a whole should decide.The vast majority of Republicans in
this state supported caucus reform. The legislators we elected gave us a
reasonable compromise bill to do that. The courts have ruled it
constitutional.I actively discourage those around me from donating
to the state party until leaders are selected who will not attempt to use those
funds to silence their neighbors.
the courts have already thrown out the objectionable part of SB54, the open
primary, so where we stand now is good. time to stop the fight over signature
James has worked hard as the state GOP chair. James has served us well when
dealing with the many challenges these past few years, We need James'
objective leadership as we move forward in promoting our conservative values for
the state of Utah. James is a hard worker and has taken the time to visit the
many county conventions in all the state of Utah. Go James.
CMV is being brought forth by the good old boys and the media. They want to
choose for us, because they know better than we. The party has not been
hijacked by the extreme right. Those that go to the caucus meetings are the
ones that really care and have studied what is going on. Too many people are
spoon fed by the media as to which candidate would serve us better.
James Evans is a dedicated Republican, who has done a very good job as Chairman
of the Party. He has tried and succeeded at walking a line between forces who
wish to end the convention system and go to open primaries and those who wish to
keep the present system. He has done a good job at running the party, raising
the funds to run the party and lastly represented us well with the Republican
National Committee. Every election year you get beaten up for all the things
you do or don't do. He has many bosses, the elected officials, the State
Central Committee, and then the State Delegates. In assisting with
the Trump Campaign here in Utah, he was always fair and when the President won
the nomination, he was right there to help. In this job, you cannot
be all things to all people, but I know one thing, James Evans has sacrificed
personally while succeeding in running the Republican Party. James
Evans deserves to be re-elected as State Party Chairman. Ronald L.
Fox25 year Utah Republican Party member, past County, State and National
Time for James Evans to go. He's too much like his boss.
As a state delegate numerous times since 1988, I believe it is time for Evans to
step aside. The Republican Party has only themselves to blame for SB 54. Count
My Vote would never have been needed had the party not fallen to the control of
the far right. Moderates are discouraged from being in the party. The only
fair way to get a candidate that represents the views of the majority of
Republicans in the state (who happen to be moderate) is through the signature
process. Only far right ultra conservatives make it out of convention. I know.
I have been battling against them for years.