The Race Card, The Religion Card
"I don't see how a WHITE, MORMON REPUBLICAN is a good representative for a working-class district that's mostly made up of minorities," That's what Leslie Reynolds-Benns gave as her reason for running against Carlton Christensen for Salt Lake City Council District 1. So, by this reasoning, should we assume that Leslie supported Senator James Evans, a BLACK MAN, over Fred Fife, a WHITE MAN? In fact, according to Leslie's genious political theory, someone should fire James Evans from his current spot as the democratically elected chairman of the Salt Lake County Republicans. As a BLACK MAN, he clearly doesn't represent Salt Lake County Republicans who happen to be overwhelmingly WHITE. Wait a minute, who would (by virtue of their race and religion) properly represent District 1? Would a HISPANIC CATHOLIC do it? What about a BLACK BAPTIST. What about a HISPANIC BAPTIST or a BLACK CATHOLIC or a WHITE CATHOLIC or a WHITE BAPTIST or an ASIAN AGNOSTIC? Answer: Whomever the distric elects. That's Carlton Christiensen, twice. We should elect our representatives for their judgement and ideas. It is very dangerous when we elect them based on religion and race. I know it happens, but for a candidate to step up and declare them actual campaign issues is a very big problem.