The good folks of Utah go to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect a new governor. The candidates are Democrat Chris Peterson and Republican Spencer Cox. They are both 45-year old attorneys. Cox is currently the Lt. Governor and the heavy favorite. Peterson has never held office before.
But here is where this campaign totally jumps the tracks.
The two candidates came together and made a joint “public service announcement” with the message, “We can agree without hating each other.”
Cox stated, “There are some things we both agree on.” Peterson added, “We can debate issues without degrading each other’s character.” “We are both equally dedicated to the American values of democracy, liberty, and justice for all people,” Cox added.
Wow. This is a miracle. A stark contrast to the endless crap we’re all seeing on TV these days where the only message is hate and dishonesty.
Spencer Cox and Chris Peterson are rare, rare examples of a United States we should be–instead of the one we are.