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    Default Utah Governor Spencer Cox

    I was going to post this in the anthem thread, but I think this guy deserves his own thread.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/...lly-brilliant/

    I am not sure I have ever known a politician that I have consistently agreed with more than Spencer Cox. He seems to nail it on each and every issue. Read the part at the end about the Utah Caucus system. Spot on.

    He is also down-to-earth and genuinely witty on Twitter. And a BYU fan!

    I think he is going places. I hope so.
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    yeah like him a lot. he and ben mcadams are the future of utah politics
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    He came and spoke to us a few months back, and I was really impressed with him as well. Sanpete County must be proud.

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    His words are impressive. I also saw a blurb where he accepted a challenge to live on $5 daily for food for a couple of days to simulate what it's like to live on SNAP benefits. I thought that was pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    yeah like him a lot. he and ben mcadams are the future of utah politics
    Agreed, I've spent some time with McAdams. He is genuine and sincere. I haven't met Cox, but he also seems genuine and fair minded, and kind. He has gone out of his to dialogue with those whom hold different views. I voted for Herbert/Cox just because of the Lt. Gov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I was going to post this in the anthem thread, but I think this guy deserves his own thread.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/...lly-brilliant/

    I am not sure I have ever known a politician that I have consistently agreed with more than Spencer Cox. He seems to nail it on each and every issue. Read the part at the end about the Utah Caucus system. Spot on.

    He is also down-to-earth and genuinely witty on Twitter. And a BYU fan!

    I think he is going places. I hope so.
    I was at the Utah-North Dakota game this year and they featured him with his wife on the jumbotron in Ute gear flashing the block U with their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    I was at the Utah-North Dakota game this year and they featured him with his wife on the jumbotron in Ute gear flashing the block U with their hands.
    He is dead to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    I was at the Utah-North Dakota game this year and they featured him with his wife on the jumbotron in Ute gear flashing the block U with their hands.
    OK, I have finally learned something about this dude I don't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    I was at the Utah-North Dakota game this year and they featured him with his wife on the jumbotron in Ute gear flashing the block U with their hands.
    He sounds like an awful person. #sjbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    I was at the Utah-North Dakota game this year and they featured him with his wife on the jumbotron in Ute gear flashing the block U with their hands.
    By doing that he is deepening the divisions in the state for cynical political gain. Diabolical!

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    Nice profile in the SL Trib.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/...ys-right-wing/

    And yet ... that knucklehead Jason Chaffetz is the early frontrunner for utah governor in 2020. Unreal.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/...overnors-race/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I was going to post this in the anthem thread, but I think this guy deserves his own thread.

    http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/...lly-brilliant/

    I am not sure I have ever known a politician that I have consistently agreed with more than Spencer Cox. He seems to nail it on each and every issue. Read the part at the end about the Utah Caucus system. Spot on.

    He is also down-to-earth and genuinely witty on Twitter. And a BYU fan!

    I think he is going places. I hope so.
    I think he would be a great politician at the national level. I tend to think the reason he left the lawyerin' world was because he is such a politician that his system could not abide the courtroom. Being a good attorney often requires you to make others upset and Spencer just instinctively hates to do that - more than most people hate it. Truth be told he probably loves redneck livin' about as much as I do - but as that expert on human nature often says: "you can buy anything in this world with money." There are benefits to living rural but Spencer ain't on that farm to raise boys.

    Beyond that he is really brilliant. I mean that honestly. Spencer possesses an elite intellect to go with his genuine desire to bring people together. I also do believe he is morally focussed above and beyond his need for consensus and self-promotion. There are times I think he needs to be punched in the face repeatedly, but that is just a "flaw" in my opinion of folks disposed by personality type to want to be politicians/consensus builders. However, they do make the best politicians as our current deplorable CIC indicates.

    I hope he ends up in DC.

    He is an absolute die hard in the wool BYU fan from the 80's. Abbey isn't much into sports so forgive her because she knew not what she did. Spencer is there from the satellite at the chapel with Jason Buck sacking and our current OC 500 yards throwing not to mention the family probably fed Mo Elwonibi back in Mo's sober days at Snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    I think he would be a great politician at the national level. I tend to think the reason he left the lawyerin' world was because he is such a politician that his system could not abide the courtroom. Being a good attorney often requires you to make others upset and Spencer just instinctively hates to do that - more than most people hate it. Truth be told he probably loves redneck livin' about as much as I do - but as that expert on human nature often says: "you can buy anything in this world with money." There are benefits to living rural but Spencer ain't on that farm to raise boys.

    Beyond that he is really brilliant. I mean that honestly. Spencer possesses an elite intellect to go with his genuine desire to bring people together. I also do believe he is morally focussed above and beyond his need for consensus and self-promotion. There are times I think he needs to be punched in the face repeatedly, but that is just a "flaw" in my opinion of folks disposed by personality type to want to be politicians/consensus builders. However, they do make the best politicians as our current deplorable CIC indicates.

    I hope he ends up in DC.

    He is an absolute die hard in the wool BYU fan from the 80's. Abbey isn't much into sports so forgive her because she knew not what she did. Spencer is there from the satellite at the chapel with Jason Buck sacking and our current OC 500 yards throwing not to mention the family probably fed Mo Elwonibi back in Mo's sober days at Snow.
    Given how he is willing to badmouth Trump and criticize the Utah Republican leadership, he might have too much integrity for a long career in politics. See Jeff Flake in AZ.
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    Good thread. He's a great follow on Twitter and will be fun to watch over the next few years. He does seem like a bigger Aggie fan than BYU, but whatever.

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    He sang with us tonight as a guest as part of his hosting duties for Luis Miranda, Jr., of the Hamilton education initiative, who also was a guest.
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    Nice Medium article written by the Lt. Governor.

    https://medium.com/@coxsp/3-funerals...e-35b8a210b806

    You are probably wondering why I’m writing this. Honestly, I’m not even sure myself — except that I felt compelled to. I should probably have something more profound to say at this point. I guess, more than anything else, despite all the differences between these men, I was struck by the similarities of their funerals…and not just what was said, but what wasn’t said.

    Conspicuously absent from their services was any discussion about politics. I have no idea where these three men stood on the Affordable Care Act or the GOP tax cuts. No one talked about earthly possessions or fame or fortune. The thing that mattered most…and maybe the only thing that mattered at all…was their service to others.

    It would seem then, that true greatness, the real measure of a man, comes in the way he or she treats others. Martin Luther King Jr. said it so well, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Thomas Monson knew that. Matt Hillyard knew that. And Glenn Mower knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Nice Medium article written by the Lt. Governor.

    https://medium.com/@coxsp/3-funerals...e-35b8a210b806
    I enjoyed how he made mention of two lesser knowns, Matt and Glenn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Nice Medium article written by the Lt. Governor.

    https://medium.com/@coxsp/3-funerals...e-35b8a210b806
    That's a great article. I don't see how anyone could not like that man.

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    I will probably never live in Utah, but I'm a big fan of Spencer Cox. I read an article from him a few months ago, and I almost quit my job and moved to my little hometown. My kids' college funds are glad I resisted the impulse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    That's a great article. I don't see how anyone could not like that man.
    Watch him run for a major political office, and see the haters come out of the woodwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Watch him run for a major political office, and see the haters come out of the woodwork.
    No doubt about it. He has been critical of Trump. I am sure folks like UT and Walter would hate him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Nice Medium article written by the Lt. Governor.

    https://medium.com/@coxsp/3-funerals...e-35b8a210b806
    Matt Hillyard was my grandma's home teacher. I forwarded the article along to her.
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    I really liked that.

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    Saw some posts the other day about his bid to run for governor. Don't screw this up, Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I like Cox too! Just donated to his campaign yesterday.
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    Oh man. Youíre entering a whole nother level of email/phone spamming and solicitation.
    No phone calls. Only 2-3 emails, none of which asked for more money. Check that, the last one asked to consider donating for refugee relief as part of a birthday celebration for Spencer Cox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    No phone calls. Only 2-3 emails, none of which asked for more money. Check that, the last one asked to consider donating for refugee relief as part of a birthday celebration for Spencer Cox.

    Next pay check I will donate a tiny amount of money to him. He will make an awesome governor.

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    Default Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox

    I think it was really smart for him to get in early. Heís basically cleared the field. Chaffetz is already out. The only one I could see giving him a challenge is Huntsman, but I think that him being out of the state for so long will really hurt him. Spencer will make a terrific governor. Iím excited to vote for him.

    P.S. His podcast is also very good.

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    Wonder what sacrificial lamb the democrats will trot out. Also wonder how hard the extremists/Trumpists will work to get some besides Cox as the candidate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Wonder what sacrificial lamb the democrats will trot out. Also wonder how hard the extremists/Trumpists will work to get some besides Cox as the candidate.
    Heíll probably lose at the convention. Those psychos that have taken over the Utah GOP donít like him.

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    In response to Trump's racist tweets and the "Send her back" chants:

    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
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