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Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:41 PM

 

A question for DUers.

What's with Cooke?

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Reply A question for DUers. (Original post)
rug Aug 2012 OP
Herlong Aug 2012 #1
rug Aug 2012 #2
malokvale77 Aug 2012 #3
rug Aug 2012 #4
malokvale77 Aug 2012 #5
Drunken Irishman Aug 2012 #6
rug Aug 2012 #7
BeeBee Aug 2012 #11
LadyHawkAZ Aug 2012 #8
rug Aug 2012 #9
LadyHawkAZ Aug 2012 #10

Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:54 PM

1. Sam Cooke?

 

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Response to Herlong (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 02:56 PM

2. Lol, great song.

 

But I'm asking about this Cooke.

http://www.cookeforgovernor.com/

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 03:33 PM

3. He's in the wrong party

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 04:06 PM

4. Somebody in another thread said he was the only one willing to run.

 

I wonder if that's true.

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Response to rug (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 05:24 PM

5. I imagine he didn't want to challenge the incumbent...

in a primary so he chose the opposing party, knowing it was one step closer in the process. I don't know.
I just don't think we need anybody in the democratic party who would oppose anyone's civil rights. But that's just me.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 05:25 PM

6. He is a Democrat...

 

He has a history working for Democratic candidates locally. He worked for our last Democratic governor, Scott Matheson, in the 80s, as well as K. Gunn McKay, who was a Democratic congressman who served for 10 years in the 70s. I think he also worked for Frank Moss, who was our Democratic senator prior to Hatch winning that seat.

My guess is that he's a conservative Democrat. We have a lot of 'em here, especially once you get out of Salt Lake City (where the more liberal Democrats live). He's not going to win, which makes his stance that much more disappointing because it feels like he's searching for votes by coming out against gay marriage and it won't work.

He seems like a decent enough guy, but like every Democrat who's run for governor since the 80s, he stands no chance. The last Democrat who was viable at the gubernatorial level was Ted Wilson, who was Salt Lake's mayor and ran for governor, but lost in a three-way race.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 18, 2012, 09:02 PM

7. I was hoping you'd weigh in.

 

I agree. The fact that he's not likely to win makes it worse. If the election will not result in a win, at least the campaign could be an opportunity to move the electorate left rather than pander.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

11. Gunn McKay was a Democrat?

He was out of office before I was old enough to vote... but I knew his brother and his nephew... and I would have sworn he would have been a Republican.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 12:02 AM

8. Corroon ran against Herbert last time

if he couldn't pull it off, Cooke won't either.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 06:15 AM

9. Then he should go down fighting, not pandering.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 01:26 PM

10. I agree, but this is Utah n/t

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