It's that time of year again when the Legislative session ends and my favorite season begins: Campaign Season! Democrats have a great opportunity in 2008--in Utah and across the country. We started out with an amazing slate of qualified Presidential candidates and have never had to worry about who was the best to lead our country (they all are!).
This election has brought so much excitement already and that excitement will only swell the closer we get to Election Day. This excitement and desire for change has even been felt here in Utah. It's going to be a great year for Democrats and I hope you'll join us.
Rob, the "owner" of this blog and Vice Chair of the Party, has been busy recruiting candidates non-stop around the state. With the help of our county party leaders, we have some excellent Democratic candidates who are going to run this year; they know something is wrong in our state and are going to fight to change it. Even with the great results we've seen so far, we still need capable and willing people to step up and run in a few places. Two years ago, republicans claimed that Democrats did not deserve to win because we did not field candidates in every race. Let's not give them a chance to say that again!
I believe candidate recruitment is the responsibility of everyone in our party. If you or someone you know has ever thought, "Hey, I could be a legislator too!" or, "You know, I'm just as smart (if not smarter) than that guy. I could do that!" then now is the time for you to stop thinking and DO. This is the year for you to run. Let's show republicans in this state that public office is a privilege--a sacrosanct sacrament almost--NOT A RIGHT!
Candidates are needed on every level. Filing begins this Friday. If you are interested in running, let us know. If you know someone who'd be a quality candidate, let us know.
To paraphrase Senator Obama (and possibly our future President), "You are the one we've been waiting for." There's never been a better time to be a Democrat in Utah or to run for office. Do it. You know you want to.
Oh, and for those of you who say Democrats can't win in Utah, I say, "How do you know unless we run and you work your butt off for them?"