Morgan Philpot -- not because he particularly likes Philpot, but because he can't stand Jim Matheson.
So sayeth the Provo Daily Herald. The occasion was a recent interview on K-TALK radio. Anderson started complaining about Matheson, accusing him of turning his back on every possible constituency, explaining that Democrats would do better to either get rid of him, or get someone in who would be better (in his opinion) on climate, health care and energy issues. Then Rocky dropped the bombshell; "Maybe it's time to put a Republican into that position". He didn't say he would specifically vote for Philpot, though, instead saying he'd write in Spongebob Squarepants.
That's no surprise. Only someone like Rocky Anderson would waste a vote that way. He always was an incurable attention whore.
Matheson campaign manager Brenna Marron wasted no time in spiking that notion. "Since when does he [Anderson] speak for Utah Democrats or for the Utah Democratic Party?" she asked. "As you know, Matheson won the Democratic primary by a margin of 68 percent to 32 percent."
Jim Matheson does not have an easy job. He must try to balance the conflicting interests of a politically-diverse district encompassing deep-blue Salt Lake City and deep-red Washington County. So he's bound to catch it from both sides. Morgan Philpot looks forward to solving that problem for him on November 2nd -- with the help of the electorate.
Rocky Anderson is currently involved in some gig called High Road For Human Rights, which envisions a world in which an engaged citizenry ensures the protection of human rights. Its mission is to organize, support, and mobilize an extensive network of people to prevent and eliminate human rights abuses by: (1) elevating awareness about human rights abuses and available solutions, and (2) taking unified actions to achieve changes that will enhance the protection of human rights.