Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Standard-Examiner: Debate Commission Starts a New Utah Tradition

Needless to say, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed

Click to Enlarge
In a national political environment where the Republican National Committee has decided to "drastically shorten their primary season, reduce the number of primary debates and even hold their convention earlier in an attempt to limit the beating exposure their candidates receive before the general election period begins," we'll put the morning spotlight on this encouraging story from the Standard-Examiner, wherein former U.S GOP Senator Bob Bennett and former Democratic State Senator Scott Howell tout the Utah Debate Commission, a "newly formed organization, [which] is bipartisan and independent of any other group, which will [henceforth] accept the responsibility to host, produce, and televise debates among candidates for statewide and federal office, and will sponsor at least one candidate debate for each federal and statewide race":
Here are the full particulars from the Utah Debate Commission website:
At this juncture we'll be eagerly looking forward to this "regular system of candidate debates that offers broad exposure for voters to the men and women who seek offices such as governor, U.S. Senator, and member of Congress."

Sadly, the process of  lining up Utah political big-shots to square off against each other in debate-style format has been,  historically, at least, the political equivalent of "pulling teeth."  So needless to say, we'll be keeping our fingers crossed.

The more [debates] the merrier we say.

No comments:

Post a Comment

© 2005 - 2014 Weber County Forum™ -- All Rights Reserved