So Glad those of us in the Fourth District only have to worry about replacing
Love with....wow...next year we will have to decide...whew!!!!
On Jim Bennett's Facebook feed, he links to this article and points out
that he was Senior Class President, not Student Body President. Which means, of
course, that he didn't write the little blurb in this article; the Deseret
News did. So complaining about that is really petty. If the
candidates had written those themselves, do you really think Kathie Allen would
have written "None" as her political experience?I've
been impressed with Jim Bennett since he wiped the floor with both Allen and
Curtis in the debate. He's got my vote.
Well, we must all remember that something Mitt Romney did in JUNIOR High (that
pesky noogie) seemed extremely relevant to liberals and the "drive-by"
media in a presidential election.Why wouldn't a "stint"
as a high school student body president be relevant in this one?Just
The second paragraph of this article reads: "Before you cast your vote, read
the Deseret News profiles of *all* the candidates vying for Utah's 3rd
Congressional District seat." (highlight added)However, the
article profiles three candidates.Voters will see three more
candidates on their ballots for the Third Congressional District Representative
race:Joe Buchman, LibertarianJason Christensen, Independent
AmericanSean Whalen, UnaffiliatedIs the Deseret News concerned
about its credibility?
Hmm...Let's see our choices listed in this article...A
Democrat....from a party that we have recently learned is pretty much corrupt,
at least based upon our last presidential election.A former Democrat
that is now a Republican....I'm always skeptical about this transformation,
particularly when it occurs in Utah.And a candidate who lists in his
prior experience that he was a HS Student Body President.Great.I will give Curtis credit for his public service as a mayor in
Provo....But I'll pass on voting for any of these candidates.
This is almost as bad as the choice between Trump and Hillary.
It will be a predictable race being this is Utah. An R, M, with $
to back them. Yawn.
The title of this article is very misleading. It leads us to assume that these
three are the only 3rd CD candidates. It list 3rd party candidate Jim Bennett
but doesn't include the other 3rd party candidates. Bennett has the same
chance of winning as any of the other 3rd party candidates, zero. The democrat
also has the same chance, zero. Why were Joe Buchman, Sean Whalen, and Jason
Christensen not included?? If it was because they had no chance? Neither do
Allen and Bennett.I have already mailed in my ballot, but I
didn't vote for any of the three in this article.
None will get my vote if the don't come out strongly against illegal
immigration... and, more importantly, immigration from mid East countries.
All 3 are an improvement over Chaffetz,
Curtis seems to have been attracted to the best elements of both political
parties. A candidate who does not have a slavish commitment to a certain
political platform seems like the best choice. Anyone who believes that either
party is the repository of all political wisdom is living a fantasy.
How completely disappointing. A true tax and spend Democrat who will
block everything and join Nancy with the same old arguments that the Democrats
have been using to stop progress for years.A true Republican that
will block everything that is being proposed and will join with the other big
government republicans and argue with the democrats to stop and do nothing.I have come to believe that the Republicans and the Democrats all want
the same thing in Washington - Money. They go back there say they are going to
do things "Drain the Swamp" and then they hold their hands out and ask
for Money - this is disgusting. Maybe they should all be sent home.Then we have Jim Bennett - Who will he side with, how will he vote? is he
really a democrat or republican pretending to be independent. Maybe he could
really stand on his own for a change and try to work a deal to actually do
something or get something done. My frustration is that the minute a D or an R
is elected they join this club that tell them how to vote and how to speak and
how to think. - no more!So with Bennett there may be some hope that
we clearly do not have with the other two.What a mess!
ute alumni--I get your point, but let's be honest, when was the last
time anyone's best and brightest ran for office, hence the problems we have
in this country. So it comes down to a doctor with no political experience, a
guy running on name recognition only and a guy that can't make up his mind
if he is a democrat or a republican. it really doesn't give me much hope.
I really don't know, but some political experience seems to be a plus and I
really don't want to vote for someone whose best pitch is they were a high
school SBO. Definitely not our best and brightest.
There's definitely not much to pick from in this group of: a Democrat, a
former Democrat or one who has experience running a campaign for a Democrat. Is
this all the best we can do?John Curtis is the best pick of the
three with his actual accomplishments as Mayor of Provo. Utah. The Utah United
Party candidate is riding on the coattails of his deceased father. and, oh yes,
he was HS student body president.We miss Jason Chaffetz, but often
get to see/hear him on FOX news.
A 49 year old is still listing his stint as high school class president as
relevant to anything at all in his current life, much less his credibility to
serve in the United States House of Representatives? That is even
less relevant than the fact his father and grandfather were both US Senators.Freelance writer, marketeer, helped with both GOP and Democart
campaigns. Has he ever held a job where he had to show up on time, produce
something tangible, or otherwise gained insights into how we common taxpayers
live?In total, one socialist and two RINOs. What a choice. This is
what we can look forward to with Count My Vote and Plurality winners.