Former Patrick Henry Caucus pals moving on without each other

Carl Wimmer, Stephen Sandstrom convention differences still smoldering

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  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    May 1, 2012 11:01 p.m.

    To Carl Wimmer: I greatly respect your solid conservative voting record, your conservative principles, and your energy and enthusiasm. And I still have high hopes for your leadership in the future.

    But I've heard that during one of your recent delegate events, you advised that, after the first round of voting at the convention, the delegates should support the candidate who was ahead, even if it wasn't you, so that the candidate might reach 60% and the party could concentrate on defeating Jim Matheson instead of diverting time, energy, and money to a primary. Of course you hoped it would be you but, still, it was very unselfish of you to give that advice. Well, that's exactly what Sandstrom followed, and Mia Love exceeded the 60% threshold.

    You have great things ahead of you. Please set aside your pride and the bitterness of defeat, and wholeheartedly welcome Sandstrom back into the Patrick Henry Caucus as a friend and brother. The work that your group can do together to help save this country and turn it back to the Constitution is a LOT more important than your current personal political setback.

  • mightyhunterhaha Kaysville, UT
    May 1, 2012 2:12 p.m.

    Wow Wimmer , Gingrich what is happening to the Republican Party. We have a bunch of spoiled entitled brats.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 1, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    Sandstom is a principled conservative and seeks solutions that will work and advance conservative goals.

    Wimmer is most interested in advancing his own career and power.

    Sandstrom did the right thing, but Wimmer did not.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 1, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    I guess these guys have poor communication skills and are thus not suitable to represent Utah in Congress. If communications are not the problem, then they are no different and no better than politicians anywhere else. Self perceived higher standards seem to be the delusion of Utah politicians.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    May 1, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    Whiner Wimmer. How typical of him. Glad I didn't vote for him in the convention. But then, I wouldn't have voted for him anyway.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    May 1, 2012 8:00 a.m.


    So the best interests of the party the most important?
    How about the interests of his constituents?

  • Okaythen Kearns, UT
    May 1, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    Well, if any doubts lingered about Wimmer versus Love, this cinched it. Wimmer apparently cared more about back room deals and his own personal interest than the best interests of the party.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 30, 2012 7:00 p.m.

    Bye, bye. You really won't be missed.