Cannon vs. Jacobs: "MY DAD IS MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN YOUR DAD!!!"
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)