There are those Utah Republicans who propose to punish the party for not choosing Mitt Romney for vice president. None of the prospective candidates would have given the party the enormous boost that Sarah Palin has. McCain was in trouble. Now it looks very likely that a win is the result of this choice.

I like Mitt. He is a wonderful man. But Mitt is viewed by many — including me — as a late-blooming conservative.

Al Thomas

Salt Lake City