As a Democrat, I am amazed at the loyalty people in Utah show Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, Jr. In 2008, Romney raised more money from Utahns than any other single state except California; it was close to 5.5 million dollars. This year, he will most likely do the same. Jon Huntsman, Jr. will also procure millions of dollars from Utah. Here are two candidates that seem to see campaign money as the only value Utah offers their presidential campaigns. Both Huntsman and Romney could not get out of Utah fast enough to seek their political ambitions. The very least they can do is spend some of the millions they take from Utah in Utah. This could do a lot to help local small business owners.
What would the harm be in having some of their campaign literature printed in Utah? Or, their hiring of some local production crews to shoot their political advertising. That would show appreciation and respect for all the money Utah supporters shell out. Maybe this would be a good question the media should ask Huntsman and Romney. Do you plan to spend any of the millions you take from Utah in Utah?
Bennion Lloyd Spencer