Sunday, June 25, 2006


No one would generally think of Utah as being tapped into the political heartbeat of the nation. Issuewise, its not. But political-movenmentwise I feel like it is.

You have to be uber-conservative or uber-liberal. There is no inbetween. Why would you want an inbetween?

For most of my life I've found refuge during political conversations being a moderate. If there is one thing I've learned, it is that you never rule out the possibility that there is a really good justification for the other side's position. I personally think it's cool finding out that people who think differently than me aren't crazy.

I don't know if any of you out there in LYMAland are following the Cannon/Jacobs race for the 3rd Utah district. A bunch of the radio adds for Jacobs just seem to be screaming, "He's a liberal!! Burn HIM!!!" Can you actually win on a "I'm more conservative than you platform"? Well the incumbant is in 3rd place right now... I guess so.

My question is: When did it become so unpopular to be moderate?

If you're conservative - you find friends.

If you're liberal - you find friends.

If you're moderate - Don't admit it or else both sides will hate you . . . you . . . YOU COWARD!!!

(PS. We can dispense with the "Taylor you're a moderate, I'm not your friend anymore" comments thank you very much)


At 6/25/2006 07:23:00 PM,

Here's your problem; how do most people find out about political issues? TV, Radio, Newspaper, etc. What sells in these mediums? Extreme views, whoever yells the loudest and sticks to one side without allowing themself to consider that the other side might have a point, this stuff makes money because people on one side love it and people on the other side love to hate it. Then you get more people on the extremes because that is all they see. It's a viscious cycle.

At 6/26/2006 11:39:00 AM,

There are two of us in the world, Taylor. You're not alone anymore :).

That Jacob guy is getting a lot of press here in southern Utah because he told some reporter he thought the devil was trying to stop his campaign. He'll never win now, he looks like a nut job. 

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