GOP report: 'Backroom dealing' not to blame for Utah convention controversy

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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 9, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    I'm "Shocked" that this could happen within God's Party.

    Perhaps, just may be.....

    The GOP doesn't stand for "God's Own Party" after all?...

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 9, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    From the Report:
    I could not find any evidence that Mr. Clark, Mrs. Eagar, Mr. Wallack, and Mr. Williams were guilty of the misconduct alleged by Mr. Hanks during his speech. Mr. Hanks, by his own admission, does not know where the letter/communication originated and can’t prove any candidate was responsible for it. Mr. Hanks was handed a copy of the letter on Friday, April 20, by an unknown woman at a mall in Provo. The burden was on Mr. Hanks to prove his allegations and he has been unable to do so.

    Mr. Hanks said:
    “I apologize for the parts of my speech at the Convention which may have impacted Dave Clark, Cherilyn Eagar, Howard Wallack, Chuck Williams and others without proper documentation. I spoke what I believe to be the truth based on conversations I had with other candidates. It was unfair of me to not verify that my suspicions were true before making accusations during my speech. The Party is better than this. Utah is better than this.”

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    May 9, 2012 2:48 a.m.

    "Hanks apologized in the report, but said he "spoke what I believed to be the truth based on conversations I had with other candidates" and noted he did not have "proper documentation" and did not "verify my suspicions were true before making accusations during my speech."

    In other words, Hanks has nothing to backup his claim, and this report lets him and Stewart off without even a slap on the wrist.

    Whose the Democrat candidate in District 2, because they now have one more supporter.

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    May 8, 2012 9:28 p.m.

    Something is rotten in the state of Utah.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 8, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    The GOP found nothing foul within the GOP.


    So much for Transparency....gag!

  • Dadof5sons Montesano, WA
    May 8, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    the blame lays at the feet of those who are not willing to put their hand to the plow and work. It starts in the counties with Main line republicans filling up the PCO slots and making sure they run a effective primary couscous. then making sure that they get hard line republicans voted in to be county delegates two from each precinct. Here in my county in Washington state we had over 30 vacant PCO slots guess were they went to Ron Paul supporters. Guess who voted to send 100% delegates to the state convention Ron Paul supporters. This lays smack dab at the feet of the GOP at the county level Nation wide! It is time for the GOP to mobilize and organize and build up their base from the bottom up. So this will never happen again.