Hey, Utah. If you care about the state of our state, you need to attend your local caucus meetings. You can find the details for your neighborhood here.
Selecting delegates is vitally important. Don’t just pick whoever is “nice”. Pick somebody informed, principled, and who is going to learn about the candidates and pick the most effective one.
Utah is one of the reddest states in the country, but our elected republicans are riddled with “nice” squishes, who stand for nothing, and roll over to get their bellies scratched in the hopes liberals will say nice things about them.
Utah’s biggest problem is our culture of conflict avoidance. The people here want to “avoid contention”, which leftists have learned to weaponize against us. So when it comes to defending a conservative principle, the other side just cries that the republicans are being rude/mean/cruel, and then they fold like a cheap lawn chair.
This is how we end up with “nice” invertebrates like Mitt Romney or Spencer Cox. Or grifters like Evan McMuffin. There is an inverse relationship between how much they brag about their principles, versus actually holding any.
Tonight you can pick one of your neighbors (or run yourself!) to be a delegate. Make sure it is somebody who isn’t going to just vote for oatmeal. We need warriors. We need people who are going to listen to their constituents more than the literal communists at the Salt Lake Tribune.
This is the year for us to fight back.