In "No love for Obama in rural Utah," Tribune, Nov. 27), reporter Robert Gehrke interviewed only Democrats in Rich County to explain why rural Utahns didn't vote for President Barack Obama. Had he asked some rural Republicans, his story may have been different.
Utahns in counties where the federal government owns most of the land became nauseated when Obama claimed that drilling for fossil fuels increased dramatically under his tenure. They knew such a boast by Obama was the height of hypocrisy, since he did everything to stop drilling here, especially on federal lands.
Utahns also know Obama wants to take away their guns, up the price of gas so driving is prohibitive and raise taxes to pay for abortions and other things they abhor.