Re: "Gail Miller would make a great governor"... No she
wouldn't. And she would never run for Governor of the State. And I say
this as a huge Gail Miller fan.Just because she's involved in
her community... doesn't mean she wants to be Governor, or that she would
even be a good Governor.IMO she can do more good for the community
where she's at today. And she already does more for the community than
the Governor does. You don't have to run for political
office to have a big impact on your community. IF she were Governor, she would
have to watch everything she says or does, and keep everything close to her
vest, so her political opponents can't use it to destroy her and her family
(and they would try).
In fact she would be a great candidate for governor. Her westside origins give
her a perspective others in the GOP ilk simply don't have. I think she
would be much more forceful on health care than Herbert. We know best what we
directly experience. She should run no matter what Herbert does.
@marxist,Don't start up the East side vs West side baloney... We have
enough division with your class-warfare rhetoric, without starting up the East
VS West divide too. Now you have to have "westside origins"
to know about healthcar??? That's about the most shallow reason for
supporting a candidate I can think of "westside origins" or
"eastside origins").... Sheesh... Why always trying to find something
to divide us? What next... she would be a great governor because
she's a Utah fan (to get THAT divide going too)?Hint... You
don't need "westside origins" or to be of ANY specific
"ilk" to understand healthcare...
No more republican Governors please
I rarely agree with 2 bits, but on this (so far) we do agree. (I hope 2 bits
doesn't go off the rails now).
@SharpHooks,Re: "No more republican Governors please"....We've had Democrat Governors too. It doesn't make that much
difference. What was so different when Scott Matheson was governor (77-85)?
Nothing....This pretense that if we could only have a Democrat
Governor... everything would be fine... is mostly just a Democrat Dream. It
doesn't change everything. We are still the same people.
The Governor isn't a king. IF he's a good Governor... he tries to
find the will of the people and manage the State (not just advance his party
agenda or crush the other party). He's there to represent the people
(whether he's a Democrat or a Republican). If they don't do that...
they don't last long and we try the other party.Republicans
just tend to represent the majority of Utahns better today than Democrats now
days (but not long ago it wasn't that way). But it's the Democrat
party that changed in the 80's... not the people of Utah.
@MarxistI like your allusion to Gail Miller's "west side
origins". From appearances, Gail seems to have a balanced and humble
perspective about a lot of things. We have many outstanding citizens on the
"west side" that in fact do have a different perspective than some of
their "east side" and more affluent counterparts. That said, many of our
wonderful "east side" citizens have humble roots and perspectives which
they have not forgotten as well. Anyway, from what little I know about Gail
Miller, I really like her persona and I would tend to agree that she probably
has the right stuff to be a Governor if she chose to go that route. Her
"west side" origins and perspectives no doubt have served her well.
"Now you have to have "westside origins" to know about healthcar???
That's about the most shallow reason for supporting a candidate I can think
of "westside origins" or "eastside origins").... Sheesh... Why
always trying to find something to divide us? "Well how do we
decide whom to vote for now? We of the westside know things others don't.
We know best what we directly experience.
If Gail *does* run (for ANY public office) I would strongly urge her to start
using her NEW married name!! I've posted on these DNews boards a number of
times in the past, wondering why she has never "taken" her new married
name, in public?? (perhaps she legally has "on paper", but not in
everyday usage.) And who knows.... perhaps Utah election laws would
"require" her to use her full, married name?While I
appreciate and commend Dr. Gochnour's futuristic/visionary thinking (for
which she is already VERY prominently known), in advancing Gail Miller
(Wilson's) name as a serious female '16 gubernatorial candidate........ I personally feel that Dr. Natalie Gochnour ---HERSELF!--- would
make the very best Republican female candidate for Utah Governor (she IS
Republican, isn't she?!? ;^)"Governor Gochnour" has a
very distinctive ring to it!!(Disclaimer: I have NO personal
relationship, affiliation or connection of any sort with Associate Dean/Dr.
I agree that Gail Miller would make a terrific governor. A governor sets the
tone for a state just like a president sets the tone for the nation. Respected,
optimistic leadership leads to respect and optimism among the electorate.She'll never run for elected office but Gail Miller will continue
to be, IMO, the most respected and influential person in Utah.
Some seem to think Gail Miller would run as a Democrat... where does that
assumption come from? Is that just because she has "west side"
knowledge (that other people can't have)?Do you really think
Gail Miller would come out in support of the DNC party platform? I
don't.The Democrat party would have to change a lot before she
would run as a Democrat. If she ran as a Democrat with the party platform they
have today... even she would lose (because it's out of touch with most
Utahn's values). We don't tend to vote for people who
stand in contradiction to our personally held values. It's only
natural.=======#1. I don't think she would run.#2. Even less chance she would run as a Democrat.