Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Discussing the race for president, Utah's governor and legislative candidates

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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    April 4, 2016 10:58 a.m.

    "Donald Trump, and everything surrounding him, is preventing the GOP from talking about Hillary Clinton's record. That is what's so terrible about Trump."

    Yes . . . And Hillary Clinton record has an outstanding record as a fine and accomplished public servant.

    It's too bad the Trumpian nastiness of Republican politics takes attention away from that record.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    April 4, 2016 9:40 a.m.

    “Well, he’s our party’s nominee. I don’t agree with him on some issues. But we’re going to educate him and use his strength to get important things done.”

    Nice try, LaVarr. But The Donald doesn't strike me as someone who is eager to be educated.

  • golong Washington, UT
    April 3, 2016 5:12 p.m.

    Why did you not list all of the candidates who have filed for governor? I know of at least one other Republican who has filed for Governor, Nate Jensen. How about some information on all the candidates, not just the obvious ones?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 3, 2016 2:13 p.m.

    "However, Herbert is well known for taking nothing for granted and will respond with an aggressive campaign until election day."

    No, Herbert is well known for taking campaign donations from big business and putting their interests ahead of the wishes & health of his constituents.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 3, 2016 12:11 p.m.

    @Pignanelli "It is nonsense to expect any political party — regardless of size or stature — to fill every race. Shrewd activists target resources where a reasonable opportunity to defend or capture a seat exists. Sacrificial lamb candidates, promised assistance that never materializes, usually become embittered and resentful."

    Your last statement is true, but the rest reflects not paying attention to what happened at the Utah primary/caucuses. I live in a legislative district which regularly nominates a Democratic "sacrificial lamb." Yet at the Democratic caucus there was a mob of people, energized by Bernie Sanders. To me this suggests the Utah public wants a more radical, revolutionary Democratic Party than the one you want to give them, i.e. Republican lite, business party #2, etc. A radical, revolutionary pro-labor Democratic Party need have no more "sacrificial lambs" in my view.