Slightly OT: Pete Ashdown for Utah Senator in 2006

Carl Youngblood carl.youngblood at
Mon Jul 11 15:52:06 MDT 2005

Although it is always important to examine a candidate on his/her own 
personal merits, I think a good rule of thumb is to root for the underdog 
party in whatever state you're in, because they tend to be less extreme and 
less beholden to local oligarchies. For example, any Democrat from Utah 
would be Republican pretty much anywhere else, and a Republican in 
California states would most likely be a Democrat anywhere else.

On 7/11/05, Lars Rasmussen <lars.rasmussen at> wrote:
> On 7/11/05, Doran Barton <fozz at> wrote:
> > I have a feeling Orrin Hatch will be seeing some contenders from within 
> his
> > own party this next year as well. Regardless of who you vote for, Hatch 
> has
> > been in office for far too long and has lost sight of what is right for 
> his
> > constituents on a number of important issues like copyright, technology,
> > and business regulation. It's time for a fresh look at these issues and
> > others from our senatorial representative.
> I will not vote for Hatch or Bennett should they choose to run.
> National IDs and advocacy of destroying computers as an enhanced form
> of due process come to mind. I'll vote for the candidate - not the
> party - that I believe will best represent & advocate the kinds of
> changes I'd like to see. If that means -gulp- voting for a pro-life
> techno-Dem, I'd consider it.
> Smaller Government? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
> Republicans, Democrats, what's the difference?
> I wish there were more choices on the national level.
> --
> Lars
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