Megan Risborn's Terribly Poor Strategy
Megan Risborn, chairperson of the Salt Lake County Democrats has said as part of her strategy she'll target Salt Lake City Council districts 1&3. The other day I said this may backfire. This strategy is a very, very poor one. It is a terrible idea. To bring the Democratic party into the race will provoke a response from county Republicans. Megan Risborn will turn the non- affiliated municipal races into just another partisan catfight. As it stands, Salt Lake City residents can choose their municipal leadership based on something other than party affiliation. This has brought out some very good candidates and fostered some excellent discussions. Megan Risborn's stragegy will do nothing but pigeonhole candidates and voters into categories that may not actually apply to them. Is Ms. Risborn truly prepared to wreck the only political sphere we have left in which we can participate without having to be labled by the partisans.