We have been trained to think that the only way to win in Utah is to be Republican because of the closed primary. A very large number of people stay registered Republican but do not personally align with the party. This year it’s been particularly bad with lots of people saying that you should change your party affiliation temporarily so that you can vote in the “real” but closed election.
Um… Anyone else see a problem here?
The more we talk, the more we learn, the more we grow, the more we find meaningful solutions to these very real problems.
With every vote that says something honest and true to what you think, the more politicians and politics will adjust. Politicians pay attention to the polls. And the best poll is the ballot.
Politics is becoming even more complex and we are seeing some amazing as well as disturbing things take place.
I believe we each hold a piece of the puzzle, a way through to help us understand it all better. No matter how little you think you understand politics, no matter how much you try to avoid it, you have something meaningful to contribute.