After speaking to a men’s group in Northern Ohio, I am back in town. Tomorrow, I have a “Heart Issues for Catholics”. 😉
But did you read this yesterday in USA TODAY?
There aren’t many states on a political map redder than Utah. The state’s voters gave George W. Bush 71.5% of the vote in 2004, the highest percent in the nation. Four years earlier, they gave Bush 66.8%. That was the third highest, behind only Wyoming and Idaho. Utah voters have not given a majority of their votes to a Democratic candidate since President Lyndon Johnson’s landslide victory over Sen. Barry Goldwater in 1964. That’s unlike to change this year. According to a statewide poll by Dan Jones & Associates, conducted Sept. 8-11, Republican presidential nominee John McCain leads Democratic nominee Barack Obama 62%-24% among registered voters.
I think Obama ought to spend the rest of his campaigning days among the hardworking folk of the Intermountain West. I think it could round him out a little bit. But maybe he thinks we are beyond hope.
Yet I have hope.