Pignanelli and Webb: Political intrigue amidst the holiday season

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  • John S. Harvey Sandy, UT
    Dec. 6, 2018 1:21 p.m.

    topofutpatriot - What has changed is he has had experience with the type of candidates both processes produce, and it is clear the signature route brings candidates that are more mainstream to the primaries.

    Given primary turnout still tends to be the hardcore folks though those mainstream candidates still have a difficult getting through the actual primary though.

  • sherlock holmes Vernal, UT
    Dec. 6, 2018 8:15 a.m.

    @patriot in Logan

    He changed his mind, like hundreds of thousands of others in Utah. The caucus/convention system isn't working. It worked in the pioneer days when it was difficult for a candidate to get to everyone. Not anymore. Voters are informed and knowledgeable and want to make their own decision on the candidates, and the online capabilities made it relatively easy for candidates to connect with them.

  • topofutpatriot Logan, UT
    Dec. 4, 2018 1:11 a.m.

    LaVarr Webb observed not long before Senator Robert F. Bennett’s loss at the Party’s 2010 convention, "the Party’s elected neighborhood representatives are schoolteachers, bankers, lawyers, truck drivers, homemakers, and carpenters, hailing from every neighborhood in Utah. What sets them apart is they care about government and they want to participate. They took the time to join a political party, study the issues and the candidates, and to attend their neighborhood caucus and run to become a delegate." What has changed Mr. Webb in less than a decade?