I attended the Utah Republican State Convention on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9. I was disappointed by the attendance. I am concerned that a small group of extremists were disproportionally represented. The "I don't care" attitude of people was manifested again.
Frankly, I was shocked and offended with Jeremy Freidbaum's nomination speech Friday night. His nominator stood up and told us the election was a spiritual "test." She told us that God has over time raised up men, Moses, Joseph Smith, other men of righteousness. She said I now hold up Mr. Freidbaum. She also quoted parts of a ceremony that is very sacred to me. Needless to say I was disgusted.Rep. Cannon is the most conservative member of the Utah delegation and one of the most conservative in Congress. From Freidbaum's literature, I learned that he has no agenda other than criticizing Rep. Cannon's voting record.
Utah needs a representative in Congress with clear, conservative goals. Like Freidbaum's nominator, I also say this election is a "test." A test of our ability to choose an effective, conservative representative with clear goals or to choose a sideline critic with no idea how to get anything done. Chris Cannon is the clear choice. Let's not let apathy keep us from doing something to move Utah forward.