Utah folklore has it that, to secure statehood and become part of the American political system, Brigham Young or some other Mormon leader divided a congregation in the Tabernacle into two equal parts: One half was told they were now Republicans and the other half were Democrats. True or not, for a century Utah had its share of Democratic governors and members of Congress.
Recently, however, Utah has become so red that even great Democratic candidates don't have a chance. Case in point: this year's gubernatorial race.
Why is it that Utahns will most likely vote for Gov. Gary Herbert? He has not shown a vision, nor has he given us leadership.