Friday, April 25, 2008

Tooele County Convention Update

The Democratic party of Tooele County held their convention last night, and despite no contests to be voted on, there was quite a few people in attendance. A lot of the regulars who have devoted so much time to the Tooele County party were in attendance and it is always good to see them.

It was good to see and hear from many fine candidates for public office. Bob Springmeyer, candidate for Governor made it, and gave a fine speech, as did Morgan Bowen, candidate for Congress. One of my favorite speeches was given by Jean Welch Hill, who took it to our lackluster, but pro-bluster, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. She seems to have the fire to make it an interesting race.

One suggestion I’d give to Bob Springmeyer, is that he bring with him to each speech a ribbon to cut, a baby to kiss and a camera to pose in front of. If he is going to run against Jon Huntsman jr. he needs to learn the implements of the trade. Or I suppose, he could do what he is doing, and just address Utah’s pressing issues. Naw, it’ll never work.


Jason The said...

I have talked to a lot of people who have said Morgan Bowen left quite an impression on them after hearing him speak.

Did you get the same sense?

Obi wan liberali said...

Yeah, Morgan Bowen came accross as someone who was genuine, well-informed and well-spoken. I don't know where he had been hiding, but I'm glad someone found him and convinced him to run.

just-commenting said...

Morgan Bowen has been hiding in Hyde Park (that is in Cache Valley, which really is NOT on the other side of the planet). He is intelligent, highly principled, obligated to no special interests, and a great guy. He has had my enthusiastic support from the day he announced that he is running. He is everything good that Rob Bishop is not.

Obi wan liberali said...

That is good to know J.C. BTW, it is good to hear from you, your insights are always incredibly valuable. I was really impressed with his knowledge, ethics and sense of where we need to go as a nation. I went to convention as a Bowen skeptic, and came away as an avid supporter.

I'll do what I can to help him in his quest.