Well, Gov. Gary Herbert won re-election. No surprise there, in this Republican state.
Still, it's darn sad that voters would choose a sleazy political operator over a moderate, competent, can-do retired general. Peter Cooke was the best candidate the Democrats have fielded in years (since Gov. Scott Matheson), and he's so much better than Herbert. I suspect that if Dwight Eisenhower were a Democrat, Utahns wouldn't vote for him.
Herbert keeps bragging about how Utah is one of the best-managed states. That's a compliment to our nerdy, conservative bureaucratic tradition. But Herbert's main job is to govern, not manage. And in that category, what President George H.W. Bush called "the vision thing," he's pretty much a failure.