National politics aren’t part of our editorial coverage as a rule.

“I want you all for a moment to think about our history as a nation and how real change has taken place. It has never taken place from the top on down, always from the bottom on up.”

—Bernie Sanders, (D) Senator, Vermont in SLC, March 2, 2020

But with Bernie Sanders drawing a crowd of thousands at the fairgrounds this afternoon and Amy Klobuchar drawing hundreds to the Depot last night (before dropping out of the presidential race) Utah is in the national news and it’s apparent how strong local feelings are about the 2020 Presidential election. Democrats and Republicans are fired up. Young people and older people are fired up. In Utah, Republicans are voting in Democratic primaries, Trump supporters are clashing with Trump protesters. Mormons are voting for Bernie. Republicans are disagreeing with Republicans. This is one crazy, mixed-up election.

But all sides can agree on one idea Bernie put forth: “The understanding is that no President, not Bernie Sanders or anybody else can do it alone.”

 

Our response?

Participate in Super Tuesday—go vote.Here’s what you need to know—where, when, etc.

On Wednesday, we can all go back to worrying about coronavirus. (Only one case in Utah so far.)