Utah goes blue?
The Beehive Standard Weekly has up a lengthy article about how Utah might go… Are you ready for this… BLUE! Blue as in Democrat Blue! Yeah, shocking. But I’m inclind to believe this is a real possibility. My younger brother, who I might consider left-leaning for a Mormon (which means way to the right, but not quite John Birch Society right-wing) is voting for Obama, as is my younger sister. Both are TBMs.
The argument: McCain has snubbed Mormons and evangelicals rejected them. Without any options left on the right, they are now going to have to turn to the most moderate candidate on the left – Obama. Both of my siblings are voting for Obama… and both are shocked that we actually agree on something (though my reasons for voting for Obama and their reasons are substantially different).
So, any bets at this point on whether Utah turns out blue in November? I’ll put $10 down it still goes red, but it kind of depends on the Democratic candidate (if it’s Clinton – red all the way; if it’s Obama – I could lose my money). Anyone interested?