Monday, October 31, 2005

Tribal Loyalty

The Tribune reported Sunday that the Janneke House campaign has made party affiliation the central theme of their District 3 race. They've been calling Democrats to warn them against voting for someone who has not prostrated himself before their tribal leaders. I think this insistance on party fidelity is quite -um- interesting considering the House campaign manager, Cliff Lyon, left this inspiring comment on Slcspin a while back: "In today’s partisan climate, I think it is important for all of us, to reach out and find the wide middle ground if we are to emerge from the muck of tribal-loyalty level bickering."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the House lady ever wants to know why the press is teasing herm all she has to do is look at her staff page.

10/31/2005 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typos. I hate typos.

10/31/2005 08:15:00 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Unfortunatly, many people don't know who their Councilman is or what district they're in. That's why their using the Democratic identification, because the way that someone like Jergensen gets elected is because everybody in the w-ah-rds votes as a block. Like him or hate him, Jergensen is not a good fit for Dist. 3.

Also, I'm guessing that everyone read in yesterday's Tribune how Dist. 3 voted overwhelmingly for Anderson. The Mayor's race has a much higher profile and level of awareness than City Council races. Turnout for the Mayor's race is much, much higher. House's attempts to be seen as an ally of the Mayor only makes sense in Dist. 3.

10/31/2005 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate to see the Democratic voting strategy. Just vote because they are a democrat, and even worse 'don't vote for him because he is Mormon.'

Unfortunately the same thing happens with the LDS population. Vote for him because he is Mormon without understanding the candidate.

I wish people would get more involved.


10/31/2005 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shawn says the w-ah-rds vote as a block. I wonder which downtown w-ah-rd he is in. I have a lot of Democrats in my neighborhood, and many of them attend the local w-ar-rd. They don't vote Republican.

10/31/2005 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss Janeke may have a lot to offer but I am under the impression she has a lot more to learn. Her campaign seems to be stretching the rules an awful lot. Pushing the partisan button, illegal placement of signs, etc. This does not instill a great deal of trust. Lastly, it seems Miss Janeke likes to play a little rough. Lets play nice shall we.

10/31/2005 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics is a rough business. The fact is that Janneke House is more qualified and more honest than Eric "gladhand" Jergensen. He does have a record of being influenced by the LDS church. This is a conflict. House is also LDS but she is smarter and less political than the Eric who was a ex used car salesman.

11/01/2005 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politician and Car Salesman

Not a huge difference.

11/01/2005 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a used car salesperson is diffacult. Many of these idividuals are hard working (employed) people who have to deal with a stigma they more than likely do not deserve.

Name calling, acting as if car sales make you less than human is wrong and shows a lack in character.

The elite need some humility. The other night I heard a radio host tell someone that George W. Bush is smart because he has a masters degree. Does that make him smart? All it means is that he has had the opportnity to receive an education. Look at the state of our Country, is that smart?

Jergensen deserves consideration for being a decent human who wants to serve, who happens to sell cars.

As a democrat it is my hope that we can refrain from using spin to negate our opponents and win elections by being the better candidate.


11/03/2005 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At a recent debate at The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute Candidate Forum, Mr. Jergensen discussed the complexity of the role of councilperson.
Eric v Janneke Video

Most Americans have become so desperate about Cheney's cabal's takeover of this country, we have begun to ask our local elected officials to "speak truth to power" for us.

11/05/2005 01:46:00 AM  

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