Friday, July 01, 2005

Megan Risbon- Drop It

The more I think about it, the more I believe that Salt Lake County Democratic Chairperson Megan Risbon's campaign to bring party politics to Salt Lake City's non- affiliated races is less a strategic party move and more of an ill fated "follow Rocky into battle" move. Except Rocky left her high and dry. Ms. Risbon already alluded to coordinating with Mayor Anderson to find a Democratic candidate to run against District 3's Eric Jergensen. This was to be only one aspect of a larger party effort in the municipal election. Mayor Anderson wanted Megan Risbon to find a Democrat not because it's important for the party, but because Councilman Jergensen and the Mayor do not see eye to eye on a number of issues. Mayor Anderson clearly cares nothing for Ms. Risbon's county strategy because he has endorsed a Republican for Mayor. Ms. Risbon's strategy is dead in the water because Salt Lake City's progressive wonder- boy has endorsed a Republican and the core of District 3's Democrats are all backing the incumbent Risbon has sworn to unseat. That's all right, it was a poor, poor idea to begin with.

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