since this state (or is it just SLC-metro area?) is so devisive on the religious
majority #'s, perhaps the better solution for a 4th seat is to split state into
ratios equivalent to the dreaded influence of LDSInc; 4th seat would then be for
In the town of Siena, Italy is this inscription below a fresco of the Madonna:
You have to govern for the people, not ourselves if you want my protection. I
can't think it applys to the political leaders in America. Listen up, or the
people will and should vote you out of office.
Oh, and I forgot to add one little thing of great importance to winning. The
candidate also needs to be right on the issues. And right on the issues means
having taken the time to find out what Utahn's believe is right and want for
them and their families. If you're on the wrong side of the issues, you don't
stand a chance.
Those of you who are hoping for the impending ouster of Bennett and Hatch are
likely to be sorely disappointed. We need to learn all the lessons of Chis
Cannon's defeat. None of Cannon's previous opponents could defeat him because
they lacked the charisma, work ethic, ability to articulate, and grass roots
appeal that Chaffetz possesses. Unless we have candidates equal or greater to
Chaffetz's abilities, the odds of a successful coup against the current GOP
delegation from Utah are slim to none. And quite frankly, that also goes for
elections across the US where incumbents are allegedly at risk (Chaffetz's win
supposedly being the bellweather for those contests).We need to
find, groom and support top notch candidates who have what it takes to win and
win big against incumbents. We can take nothing for granted. Chaffetz's win only
proves that HE had what it took to win, not that now Bennett, Hatch, and Bishop
are automatically at risk. Let's do it right!
I SO agree with the author - Cannon was and is totally out of touch with his
constituency. If he would have tried even a little to touch base, he #1, would
have seen the storm coming and #2 maybe he would have decided he should do some
grassroots work. But he didn't and now he knows what discontented, ignored,
talked-down-to voters were feeling.Don't know about Bishop, but I totally
agree that Hatch and Bennett should take Cannon's loss VERY seriously.
*** "Hatch, Bennett and BISHOP are out of touch. Matheson is the only decent
representative this state can claim." ***Why is Bishop out of touch?
Give a reason.I can point to why Matheson's out of touch: because of
his bald-faced lies on immigration. He claims to support the Heath Shuler
immigration enforcement bill, and has even cosponsored it - but he refuses to
sign the discharge petition to actually bring it to the floor for a vote. That's
called "lying to your voters."
I was very interested and surprised in 2006 to see that Park City voted overall
Republican by a larger margin than Utah County. I wish I could find the report
because it made me rethink buying a home there and relocating my business to
Kimball Junction. My thought was that they just like to socialize in a more
On the contrary sir. Cannon lost because he abandoned the same conservative
principles that the Republican party has also betrayed. That is why he lost and
that is why the Republicans lost control in Washington, and why they will lose
more seats come November. They still don't get it and they never
will until we send them all home. The Republican platform by definition is
conservative. Thats what was supposed to separate them from the Democrats. But
instead of initiating real leadership through the power of persuasion of
conservative principles like Reagan did, they chose the easy road of compromise
while adopting the same big tent strategy as the Democrats. In other words they
are looking out for their jobs, not you or I or this countries best interest.
Traitor comes to mind!The foundation of America is built upon
conservative principles and the vast majority of it's people (even the
uninformed) tend to lean conservative.Or as Jefferson said, That
government exists at all but to protect and defend inalienable rights. Which
federal, state, or local government do you see today that resembles the
government spoken of by this great founder who epitomizes the spirit of the
Why is Matheson the only decent representative this state can claim? Because
he's a Democrat? That certainly is fair and balanced thinking.
Not much to be done about the statewide races, but it seems like the
representatives could be a lot more, well, representative, if the more liberal
voters of SLC and Park City got their own district, with the rest of Utah split
into reliably conservative districts. Perhaps this can be remedied when Utah
gets a fourth seat in the near future?
Hatch and Bennett are bought and paid for. They would have to get caught playing
footsie or something. Wait a minute, we could make everyone listen to one of
Hatches musical CD's!
Hatch, Bennett and BISHOP are out of touch. Matheson is the only decent
representative this state can claim.
Lets get Hunstman out.
If you look at Rob Bishops record he does a good job. He voted AGAINST No child
Left Behind, he also opposed Cannon's immigration Bills, such as instate tuition
for illegals and Cannon's Amnesties. Give Rep. credit, he seems to be listening
to his constituents more than most.
Which 4 would that be?I'll agree that Hatch, Bennett and Matheson
are all out of touch, but Rob Bishop by all accounts is a good representative.