Johnson is coming close to raising comparable funding to Herbert in a
legitimate, ethical and transparent way. Not sure why that is upsetting to the
Herbert campaign. I personally am tired of Herbert's love of federal
intrusion and higher taxes. He's been in office too long. Johnson is the
right man to replace him. Look at his positions on the issues.
Joking aside, if one runs for office he or she has to raise money. In Utah,
Herbert and Johnson exemplify the best ways to get it. But it does mean money
is free speech.The Sanders campaign looks all the more remarkable in
raising money the truly democratic way.
"Johnson called it "sickening" that Herbert referred to himself as
"Available Jones" in a meeting at the exclusive Alta Club where
lobbyists were told clients willing to contribute to the campaign could have
time with the governor. Herbert countered that Johnson is relying on "a
sugar daddy rich guy" in Byrne,"Well both Herbert and
Johnson are practicing a variant of "the oldest profession." This is one of the reasons Sanders looks so good.
Vote Herbert, Byrne does not share values of Utah, neither does he share
community and religious values of other prosperous states out there like Texas,
Arizona, the Dakotas, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio,
Kentucky, Nebraska, the deep south, the Rocky mountain area, the great plains,
places where there is trust and community and children and a future. We do
not need drastic change in Utah. We do not need law suit culture. Byrne is
not from Utah. He has criticized Utah culture continuously.
Utah is doing better in most ways than just about any other state. I see no
reason to dismiss our governor.
It is surprising in politics how often there are negative indicators which tell
you who NOT to vote for.
It's his money, and he can spend it backing Bernie Sanders, Hillary
Clinton, Jonathan Johnson or the pro-pot Democrat running for Utah governor.Just like George Soros or Robert Redford can put their money behind
their favorite candidate. Or, how the news media can overtly or covertly try to
influence people in favor of their chosen candidate.It is not the
amount of money being spent on politics that is a danger, it is the gullibility
of voters who think "free stuff" and spending more than we have is a
good idea.Personally, I will probably support someone other than
Jonathan Johnson's candidate, but I support his right to political free
One more reason why we need tight campaign finance reform and elimination of
Citizens United and other similar legal rulings.As far as I can see,
Johnson is the Donald Trump of Utah.This guy is so far to the right
that he's nearly out of sight.We need moderates, not
extremists, in government at all levels.
Patrick Byrne fuels Jonathan Johnson gubernatorial campaign? One more reason,
among many, to vote against Johnson.