Obama won't visit Utah, delegates told

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  • A VP....
    Aug. 28, 2008 8:10 p.m.

    will make the trip...

  • Clay Steele
    Aug. 28, 2008 1:26 p.m.

    I can"t wait to see Obama in office, a bum off the street could do a better job than Bush. Most of the people in this state that are Republicans, and they can"t really explain why, I think it"s got something to do with tax-exempt churchs,poligamy,blacks getting the priesthood, and sheep!!!! TIME FOR A CHANGE

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 28, 2008 8:52 a.m.

    I'm voting for Obama and I'm glad he won't be wasting time and money here.

  • Whew That's A Relief
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:27 p.m.

    Na na na na, na na na na, hay hay hay, goodbye!

    Colossal waste of time to come here, if you're a Dem', let's keep it that way!

    I, for one, think the RNC owes us a convention, seeing as how we've gone for their candidate, what?, every year since, I don't know?, infinity?
    If Denver can host one, SLC certainly can!

  • Sam
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:51 p.m.

    Excellent, we dont want him here. And all you democrats can go away too! we dont need you here either. Go away! UTAH rules

  • Parents set the example
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:31 p.m.

    in homes where there is Mormon bashing...so the kids pick up on it and take it to another generation. To bad for some of you in this column, you seem to have inherited some dismal futures and ideas for yourselves from your home enviornments. Same goes for hatred of Jews, Muslems, union members, church leaders, and people belonging to the opposite political parties. Get ahold of yourselves, listen to yourselves, get a life.

  • Obama's got brains
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:25 p.m.

    Utah's five electoral votes will go to any presidential candidate with the sacred "R" by his name. Sad but true.

    Presidential candidates can't afford a moment's wasted time.

    Does Obama need to be here in person to raise money? No. Would a personal appearance in Utah give him a snowball's chance of getting >50% of the vote here? Ha! I only wish.

    No, visiting Utah would be a complete waste of Obama's time. I'm not offended. Rather, I'm proud of his pragmatism.

    Thankfully, other states in the union give candidates a reason to visit them.

  • Maggie
    Aug. 27, 2008 9:56 p.m.

    To all of the LDS folks who perhaps spawned some of those commenting or are a part of the comments here; do us a favor and start paying attention to some of the real moral issues (in other words this would be a good place to weigh in). Those of hatred, lies, distortions, racism etc. Are you not supposed to live by the "higher" law? If this stuff is some how in line with that - start reshuffling your priorities and fast.

  • Maggie
    Aug. 27, 2008 9:34 p.m.

    Yep. Folks you're absolutely correct. Barack Obama does not belong in Utah. But he most certainly does belong in the White House. I don't say this often but - you people make me sick.

  • Utah needs You.
    Aug. 27, 2008 9:07 p.m.

    Mr. Obama please come to Zion and help prove that their is something better than one party rule. I have talked with dozens of friends and co-workers who are very excited about Obama. He needs to come here and tell all of us Mormons that he likes us and is ashamed of the bigots in the GOP who are big Mormon Haters. Harry Reid needs Obama's help in turning this country around. Mr. Obama please come and deliver us from all these Republicans wacko's running our state government!!!

  • Paperboy
    Aug. 27, 2008 9:02 p.m.

    I feel a little sorry for the many narrow-minded folks who have no idea that the train is pulling of the station...without them. Obama represents the best of America. We don't have to accept the situation facing us [declining security] but have the power to change it.

    Aug. 27, 2008 8:40 p.m.

    Utah Voters Also Should Be Troubled by Obama's Abortion Stance

    Obama's response to all this is to sidestep any discussion about when human personhood begins, the key question in the abortion debate. Some say it begins at the moment of conception; others say it begins at birth. (Still others look for a middle ground, suggesting it begins when brain activity starts.) But by arguing against the born-alive legislation because it might in some distant and ambiguous way obstruct abortion, Obama implies that the right to an abortion trumps an infant's right to life, even after he is born. Such logic is breathtaking. It says that even after birth, a mother's right to rid herself of the baby supersedes any right that a child, now independent of the mother's body and domain, has a right to live. Where America stands on this issue truly is a measure of its sense of justice and compassion. On this score, Obama fails.

  • Grimble
    Aug. 27, 2008 8:29 p.m.

    Brigham Young would be ashamed at how lock-step Utahns vote here.

    It's not that people here are ininformed. It's that they're so smug about being uninformed.

    If you disagree with Obama's policies, fine. But I don't see that here. I see a bunch of belligerent, self-congratulatory ignoramuses who only listen to anything that supports what they already believe.

    I have plenty of conservative friends in other states with whom I can engage in intelligent conversations about issues, and we can disagree graciously. But here in Utah all I hear is "Obama Osama Socialism SCARY! BOO!"

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 8:19 p.m.

    I honestly don't think the US is ready for an African American leader. It's not that I'm racist or anything, I just don't think it would go over well.

  • re: laughing stock of the nation
    Aug. 27, 2008 7:48 p.m.

    Utah should be congratulated for not knuckling under to a compulsive movement to honor a man so wholly unconnected to their state history. It is ridiculous that he now has more "public honors" than George Washington. Obama's personal history is such that ANY ONE of any party persuasion can look into his past and see he is not fit to uphold the Constitutional office of President of the United States, or Senator for that matter. His ancestor's lineage is not the problem, its the life he's lived.

  • Non-Utahn
    Aug. 27, 2008 7:00 p.m.

    I cannot believe the blatant racism in these postings. Disagree with the man's policies but please stop with the racism. Have the people of Utah absolutely no idea of how you are perceived by the "outside" world? What dismays me even more is that a lot of this bile is coming from people who claim to be members of the " One True Church". The God I worship has no patience with racism and hatred. And you wonder why we slam the door in the face of your missionaries? Just read the postings here. You will get your answer.

  • To All Ute Fans
    Aug. 27, 2008 6:51 p.m.

    Harline and Collie are Still open!!!

  • awesomeron
    Aug. 27, 2008 6:17 p.m.

    All the more reason Not To Vote For Him.

  • re:laughing stock of the nation
    Aug. 27, 2008 6:05 p.m.

    That's funny, my kids get that day off every year at school AND there's a major road in SLC named after Martin Luther King...I guess we stupid, racist Utahns really ARE the laughing stock of the nation.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 5:55 p.m.

    The guy's got too much class to come to a place where a bunch of Limbaugh-freaks call home.

  • To: Anonymous | 2:27 p.m.
    Aug. 27, 2008 5:46 p.m.

    "He's probably not coming because he knows we Utahns can see right through his messiah mystique...Obama is not going to usher in the second coming no matter what he says."

    Uhhh... Obama never made such a claim. It's the Republicans that keep comparing him to a "messiah" and insinuating that it is a bad thing to really like your party's candidate. Kind of ironic, given the saintly status Republicans have elevated Ronald Reagan to.

  • Lewt
    Aug. 27, 2008 5:43 p.m.

    So, you want it both ways. One party rule? Yup. Ten or twenty-to-one registration? Yup. Then you mock the guy for NOT coming to UT to waste his time? If he HAD come, you'd have mocked him for wasting his time being so foolish to come at all. Someone must have been very cruel to all you hardcores.

  • What good would it do?
    Aug. 27, 2008 5:31 p.m.

    Utah is going to be a landslide for McCain anyway, and everybody knows it. So why spend the money to campaign here when it won't do any good? The majority of Utahns aren't open minded enough to let it become a blue state.

  • Where's Utah?
    Aug. 27, 2008 5:30 p.m.

    Sorry, Utah--you just don't matter. Why would Obama come here anyway? To be
    misunderstood by this mindless conservative base?The largely democratic state of Hawaii (in the middle of the Pacific) will cancel out the electoral votes you pledge to McCain, who by the way used to make fun of Mormons.

  • Denver, Colorado
    Aug. 27, 2008 4:19 p.m.

    Count your blessings Utah. We have to put up with Obama and the whole Democratic offering.

  • "WinSum"
    Aug. 27, 2008 4:16 p.m.

    Big deal...shows his true side anyhow. So much about being a "different politician." Only one person he cares about...

  • So Sad
    Aug. 27, 2008 4:04 p.m.

    And it is also sad that the candidates inside each party were bad mouthing each other and now when one wins the party the other turns around and supports them. What a hypocrital time we live in.

  • So Sad
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:59 p.m.

    I just think that it is sad how one candidate is always bashing on the other. Both parties are guilty of it and I am not favoring one at all I just think it was sad how one of the first things that happened when Obama named his VP choice is the VP started to bad mouth McCain and then Romney goes to Denver to bad mouth Obama. It is a sad day in the world when the only way you get ahead is to knock someone else down. I always thought that a sign of a poor leader was one who put others down to make him/her look better. This is not the first election that this has happened and will most definately not be the last. I just think it is extremely sad that there is so much bad mouthing and bickering amoung candidates and what is even worse is that one of them will be the next Presisent.(not Romney but McCain is guilty too of bad mouthing people) And it will only get worse this election and in elections to come.

  • Ute Fans
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:44 p.m.

    You Ute fans are dreaming. BYU is the WAAAYYY better team.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:34 p.m.

    Reading some of the far-right wack-job comments on this blog - I think I'd be afraid to visit this place.

  • poor baby
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:27 p.m.

    dear one party rule - interesting how you quickly surmize that anyone who disagrees with you is a sheep - my experience is exactly the opposite

  • What???
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:24 p.m.

    He wants our votes, right -- or not? This is part of his "change" plan? I guess so, other candidates have visited here. He's off to a good start.

  • Karl
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:20 p.m.

    I am so happy that most of the above posters have really enjoyed the last eight years, and want things to stay on the same highway again.

    Could anybody do anymore harm to this country than Bush and his rich buddies?

    Fear not, Utah will goose step to the polls to vote for Casper. All the churches will be happy then.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:18 p.m.

    Well it was sickening enough to see Bush grovel during his visit. Talk about brown nosing

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 3:02 p.m.

    I so think he should still come to Utah. I mean I know a lot of all my friends Aka the youth are behind him here. They all plan on voting for him. Him not coming to Utah is just going to upset the people who stand behind him here.

  • Cuncabo
    Aug. 27, 2008 2:55 p.m.

    Doesnt he know that UTAH is the birth place of Kentucky Fried Chicken?

  • laughing stock of the nation
    Aug. 27, 2008 2:42 p.m.

    No matter what they do, Utah will always remain the laughing stock of the nation.

    It is also common knowledge how much racism exists here (not all that amusing).

    Ever wonder why the Utah legislature refuses to honor Martin Luther King Day?


  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 2:27 p.m.

    He's probably not coming because he knows we Utahns can see right through his messiah mystique...Obama is not going to usher in the second coming no matter what he says.

  • Cody
    Aug. 27, 2008 2:23 p.m.

    What? I thought Obama could win Utah, At least that is what the Utah democratic party keeps saying. I guess National dems aren't as delusional as Utah Dems.

  • Golly
    Aug. 27, 2008 2:25 p.m.

    It's too bad he doesn't visit Utah with a real eye to making a difference. Perhaps we could actually help to give him some good things to think hard about. If he really wanted to represent "We The People" he would make time to visit every state and listen to them. Utah's not the only state he won't visit. It's all about votes. It's the same old same old. He's not going to change anything.

  • One Party Rule
    Aug. 27, 2008 2:09 p.m.

    Why should Obama show up? McCain will get at least 70% of the vote. If Romney is on the ticket that figure might rise as high as 90%.

    Utahns tend to vote like Soviets.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 1:59 p.m.

    Why would he? It would be a waste of time.

    UT clearly prefers a senile old white man who sits on a beer fortune and prefers a younger wife who's a convicted druggie to the one he married before she had an accident. McCain is our man!

  • Green Valley
    Aug. 27, 2008 1:57 p.m.

    Nobama, the reason obama likes Montana is because they have lots of sheep. We sure don't need him.

  • Racism in...Utah???
    Aug. 27, 2008 1:28 p.m.

    If Utah is so racist, why did Barack Obama win the Utah Democrat primary?

    The idea that Utah has more racism than other places, and the idea that Utah has a reputation for such, are bunk. I have lived in Utah, New England, and the Mid-Atlantic, and Utah is the least racist place I have been.

    I have never heard anyone refer to Utah as a racist place--except anti-Mormons, who will criticize Utah and the Church for any reason, real or imaginary.

    Check your facts next time, antis.

  • nothing going for it
    Aug. 27, 2008 1:07 p.m.

    More evidence of the lack of clout the state of Utah actually has.

  • salt laker
    Aug. 27, 2008 1:06 p.m.

    Obama not coming to SLC....? Wow what a bummer! Cheer up, I bet he make time to visit Castro District for a refill of his ben n jerry's chunky monkey chocolate fudge cream!

  • Interloper
    Aug. 27, 2008 12:27 p.m.

    The fact Sen. Obama does not have sufficient time in his hectic schedule to visit Utah rightfully saddens his supporters there. But, it may be for the better. Utah is likely one of the places where the senator's security detail must be augmented because of heightened risk.

  • nobama
    Aug. 27, 2008 12:25 p.m.

    What I can't figure out is, why does he take all of these trips to Montana?! It is a solid red state for one, and two, it only has 3 electoral votes! Look it, he is down in the polls in blue state Pennsylvania with all of it's 21 electoral votes! He is also behind in Florida,why not go there? Maybe he plans on retiring from politics after this year's election.

  • Racism in Utah
    Aug. 27, 2008 12:22 p.m.

    Since the civil rights movement, race has been our nation's "dirty little secret"an ugly, shameful reality swept under the rug of polite discourse, emerging only in isolated, angry outbursts about airport profiling, police brutality cases, and gangsta rap. Let's take that issue out from under the rugkeeping that initial phase of ignorance, lack of mutual understanding, and fearand make sure it dominates American politics for the next century.

    Only by opening an embarrassingly one- dimensional dialogue on the most simple and wholly ignorant level can we ensure that we, as a nation, never get down to the deeper issues about race and identity that truly threaten to tear this country apart.

    Who's with me?

  • What?!?!?
    Aug. 27, 2008 12:20 p.m.

    How will the sick in Utah ever be healed??

    Aug. 27, 2008 12:09 p.m.

    Sad, because Obama may get it better than McCain. National Security and Economic Prosperity are dependent on Energy Indepence.
    Right now America spends $700 billion every year on foreign oil. That's our money going overseas when it could be staying here. We have to stop this.

    That's why I support the Pickens Plan. Search pickensplan. If you like what you see, please join me as a Pickens Plan supporter.

  • lost in DC
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:56 a.m.

    Big whoop! I doubt McCain will come either, unless it's to raise money. The longer both stay away the better, we don't need the secret service messing up traffic for security. Pebble Anderson and the SUWA already messed traffic up enough.

  • Common Sense
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:51 a.m.

    I see Obama not coming to Utah as a good sign. I'm proud to live in a state where a majority of the people have some common sense and are not blind followers.

  • CP
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:47 a.m.

    so what

  • DL Rupper
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:42 a.m.

    What a shame. Obama doesn't need Utah's vote. Maybe he thinks y'all love your guns and go to church too much. Boo hoo.

  • Anonymous
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:35 a.m.

    We should be able to text in our votes

  • Dave in Midvale
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:32 a.m.

    Sen. or Pres. Obama doesn't care about Utah and it's people and, if elected, will never care.


    BUT HERE IS A REALITY CHECK: We are seeing boasting from both sides that they have solutions regarding the economy and energy. BUT, both of these men are in the senate. Why aren't they at work IN THE GOVERNMENT RIGHT NOW solving these problems??? They don't have to be president to help the American People in these areas; thy can do it right now!!!

  • No big deal
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:32 a.m.

    The reality is the Utah only has five electoral votes.

  • Rubber stamp state
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:25 a.m.

    That's what happens when your state votes overwhelmly one way - nobody cares. You won't see McCain either; unless he needs to pick a few more million dollars from the sheep.

  • Kyle
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:13 a.m.

    Gooooo Utes!!!!

  • Big Surprise
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:03 a.m.

    Go figure.

  • Lyman DeKoquonut
    Aug. 27, 2008 11:02 a.m.

    First good news I have heard in years!

  • wrz
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:59 a.m.

    Then the heck with him. We'll vote for someone else.

    Besides which, Hillary needs a face lift.

  • That's OK
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:52 a.m.

    Bush visited a few months ago, to raise money for his twin-brother McCain.

    Utah's already in the hip pocket; there's no use for ANYONE to campaign here.

  • Jpjazz
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:41 a.m.

    It's yet to be seen if these young people actually go to the polls and vote. Its one thing to text and quite another to cast a vote

  • Cosmo
    Aug. 27, 2008 10:21 a.m.

    However,you can see Lord Obama, as he appears before
    his groveling subjects in Denver, as he emerges from
    his portable Temple, at the stadium. Please, no fainting.