Wednesday, November 23, 2005

So That Settles It

Dear Ethan and Jason: The Utah State Democratic Party was not pressured by anyone to support Councilman Jergensen's campaign. The reason phones at the party were reserved for Soren Simonsen was because he asked first. Phones were reserved for the House campaign at another location but the offer was refused. The State Party was never split in support for the House campaign. In fact, we at the State Party did what we could when we were asked, and more when we were not. I personally made calls on election day for Janneke without any invitation, and I was happy to do so. Xavier and I were happy to show up to Janneke's honk and wave to lend support. We made sure she had free radio time, free lawn stakes, had volunteers. Everyone I have spoke with at the Party is excited that Janneke is getting involved, so why would anyone assume that the State Party supported anyone but Janneke? It is not resonable to assume that we received any pressure, or that pressure to support anyone but a Democrat, as such, would ever be an issue, or tolerated. If there seemed to be a lack of support, it is imagined, or it is a lie. I want to thank Janneke and her staff for running a courgeous campaign. I am hopeful that with a name like House, Janneke will someday be a member of it (The House). Thanks for the opportunity to speak the real and sound truth. Rob Miller Vice Chair Utah State Democratic Party 801-706-6203

7 Comments:

Anonymous Jason said...

Yet again it looks like my point got lost somewhere in my argument. I was not trying to imply that the state party did nothing on the campaign. We did have access to many of their resources. I was trying to show that they were not a part of a conspiracy with Rocky and the county dems secretly running Janneke's campaign behind the scenes with Janneke as a figurehead or a puppet. My use of the phone banking example was to show that the state party was not responsible for her campaign or for the results of the campaign. Those phone calls that annoyed so many people on election day came from her campaign volunteers, seperate from both the state and county parties. You can call that her grass roots support if you like.

My point was and still is that Janneke ran her own campaign with her own staff independent of the organizations and people supporting her. She was not being directed by anyone and she is far too intelligent and ambitous to let anyone control her.

I agree with Rob that I hope to some day see Janneke in the House. But only as a place for her to start.

11/23/2005 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... little eric jergyson was a lucky little fella' that House didn't get in sooner!

11/24/2005 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not the first time that this has happened to you Jason. You say it one way in the beginning, but then the source comes out and then you have to re-explain what you meant.

Maybe you are right that Rocky didn't run the campaign, but if your represent her staff I can see how she lost.

11/25/2005 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will Utah Democrats learn that as long as they continue to take the left leaning, anti-business, pro-environmental, and central planning line, they will not have any real substantive voice in SLC politics.

The race in district 3 proved that.

As one who has never voted for a republican, I shutter at the moves the party is making in SLC. Rocky Anderson’s meddling in the district 3 is convincing more and more of my middle of the road Democratic neighbors in Sugar House that a conservative mayor and council are the way to go. The stripping of individual property rights is scaring off more and more potential home buyers.

Maybe the idea being floated in the state legislature, of moving to a city manager form of government will actually benefit mainstream democrats.

Enough of the flunkies from the Green Party who crossed party lines and are now controlling the Utah State Democratic Party.

11/25/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will Utah Democrats learn that as long as they continue to take the left leaning, anti-business, pro-environmental, and central planning line, they will not have any real substantive voice in SLC politics.

The race in district 3 proved that.

As one who has never voted for a republican, I shutter at the moves the party is making in SLC. Rocky Anderson’s meddling in the district 3 is convincing more and more of my middle of the road Democratic neighbors in Sugar House that a conservative mayor and council are the way to go. The stripping of individual property rights is scaring off more and more potential home buyers.

Maybe the idea being floated in the state legislature, of moving to a city manager form of government will actually benefit mainstream democrats.

Enough of the flunkies from the Green Party who crossed party lines and are now controlling the Utah State Democratic Party.

11/25/2005 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the house campaign staff sucked...end of story. there was no real substance to the house campaign,and that is why she lost. stop blaming others for what the campaign staff couldn't do, and that was deliever a winnable candidate.

the fact that there was such low voter turn out in that district proves that one candidate really wasn't that much better over the other in the voters eyes. the fact that many democrats voted for a republican in this non-partisian race shows two things....1. this truly was a non-partisian issue for many voters, and 2. the house campaign staff sucked.

WHEN WILL OTHER DEMOCRATS LEARN THAT THE SAME TEAM THEY KEEP PICKING IS A LOSING TEAM...CLIFF LYON, CARPENTERS UNION, JAN LOVETT......how many more times must we see these peoples faces loss after loss, for others to realize that democrats in utah need other faces and a different strategy then looking and sounding incompetant.

I VOTED FOR JAN LOVETT THIS PAST MAY AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, AND IF THE CONSTANT LOSSES BUY THE CAMPAIGNS SHE IS INVOLVED IN IS ANY REPRESENTATION OF HER AND HER "PLAN", THEN THANK THE LORD HIMSELF SHE WAS NOT ELECTED!!!!!!!i don't care to much for mr. holland, mr. miller or mr. xabier or mr.jurek....in fact they all suck, but at least they have been winning some battles over there from what i hear.

district three has over 15,000 registered voters.....end of story. Stop blaming the people at the state democratic party who were elected. blame that salt lake county chair lady for not doing her job of "getting candidates elected" like she said in a recent newspaper quote. blame cliff lyon, carpenters, and jan lovett...all crybabies.......get over it all and move on. the state democratic party may suck, but at least they are not as worthless as the three mentioned above.

E.P.

PS-ETHAN, IS THERE ANYTING YOU CAN DO TO GET THESE DEMOCRATIC IDIOTS OFF OF THIS POSTING, MAYBE VERIFY MEMBERSHIP OR SOMETHING?

11/26/2005 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that Rocky Anderson has nothing to do with the State or County party. Jenneke's flunkies are really Rocky's little bitchies running rampant pretending to save the world so they can tell tall tales about how They are the only ones who care while drinking wine together in Rocky's hottub. Those who really care about democratic values are attacked by these same little bitches.

Rocky and his little bunch of progressive bitches are not democrats, they are DEMONcrats, and the as for the dumb, some-bitch that voted for Lovett, why don't you stay off the board, as it is obvious that you don't know shit! Or better yet, why don't you run for Chair and enlighten us all on how to run the party better than Holland, or Lovett, ot Dunn, or anyone else? How can we ever have success when we are not supporting those who have been elected?

By the way, did the House campaign ever congratulate Jergensen? We used to live in a world were we understood that the opposition were still our neighbors. BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!

11/28/2005 10:39:00 AM  

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