More signs that the Oklahoma Republican Party is out of touch with the voters: In Utah (Utah!) the Republican governor says the GOP needs to move toward the center.
Governor Challenges Utah's Conservative Verities
SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. of Utah, a hugely popular Republican from one of the nation’s most conservative states, made waves and headlines in recent months by suggesting that his party would need to move toward the center to start winning national elections again.With his support for President Obama's economic stimulus plan, his successful effort to ease the state’s method of regulating liquor sales and his advocacy of civil unions to protect same-sex couples, Mr. Huntsman ignited a debate over what the Republican Party here should be.