My Vote for President

If you had asked me back in July after the Republican National Convention who I was going to vote for, I would have told you without equivocation that I was voting for Ted Cruz by writing him in.  My support for Cruz was not something that I took lightly.  When I first took note of his candidacy, I was hesitant. I thought to myself, who is this first term Senator with not much experience at the federal level or the executive level to think he is the best man for the job.  But I was willing to investigate him.  I

Clinton woos Mormons

With the apparent demise of the Trump campaign in Utah, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to gain voters to her side. So, what does she do.  She uses religion. I respect that they are trying win in Utah. I like that Utah is getting some recognition as a data, nad that we are no longer a fly over state.  And finally, I am glad that they didn’t hoose to go negative. Because even though that could have been an easy approach for this campaign, it would have failed. However, trying to convince me that I should vote for Clinton using

Trump’s Values are Not Utah Values

I honestly didn’t expect that the Trump campaign would just lie down and ignore Utah.  It’s actually a little refreshing to see that the candidates (from all parties) feel a need to campaign in Utah. I hope that it doesn’t turn dirty in Utah, like I believe that it does in other states.  And so far it hasn’t been too bad.  However, when It gets closer to November, I am afraid that will change. However, I am a little shocked to see some of the names on a recent endorsement for Mr. Trump. It tells me that these men are

Lonsberry is Back

I really am excited about the latest news. Okay, it isn’t really the latest. Lonsberry has been hinting at it for weeks, and he finally wrote about it on his own website today. So, in this crazy Internet world, I am a little slow in commenting on this. But I must share my enthusiasm. I was one of the many people who wrote the various radio station in Utah asking them to put Bob back on the air. I received no response of any of the stations that I wrote, but I wasn’t really expecting any. However, I did get

Why Bridgewater Lost

Before I proceed, I must certify that I am not qualified to even broach this subject. My qualifications are this. I have worked on one successful state-level campaign, and several other campaigns that either weren’t successful or ended before the vote. I have never been involved in party politics beyond the precinct level. My best qualification is that I have been watching Utah politics for about 7 years. And I read with great interest the posts at Utah Policy Daily on how to run a campaign. (Sorry no link, but they have started charging a subscription fee.) Now that I

Round Valley Draw & Willis Creek

As I have done for the past couple of years, I took another great trip to southern Utah’s great red rock country. My friends and I again traveled to the Grant Staircase-Escalante National Monument for some fun slot canyon hikes. Our original plan was to visit three different slot, but we were only able to visit two of them. We first arrived at our camping spot around 10:00pm on Jun 10th. It was a great night, and one worth taking the time to explore. Actually, I just wanted to find the geocache that was located at the mouth of the