Columnist Jay Evensen (June 29) may blame low voter turnout on an early primary or whatever other excuse he makes for Chris Cannon. We all tire of an incumbent who takes us for granted. Whether Cannon was effective or not, he appears smug and distant to me. My adult children do not believe government is particularly effective. It's all about partisan politics. That may be why some are initially drawn to Barack Obama's message.

Sorry, kids, he's just a politician as well.

Dan R. Jessop

North Ogden