So, What About Pete Ashdown?
Well- known online personality Gary Thornock left this comment in a previous post on SLCSpin: "Naturally I can't speak for what all of the conservatives will do, but I regard myself as a conservative and I've supported Pete Ashdown ever since his candidacy was announced. The underlying principles of conservatism are limited government, local control and fiscal restraint. Orrin Hatch has moved far away from those principles in his 30 years in office. I'm sorry to see Steve Urquhart withdraw from the race: the more credible challengers Hatch faces, the better, and Steve was a good one. Be that as it may, though, I'll continue to support Pete, and I won't be surprised to see other conservatives who do likewise."