J.C. WATTS: Message of Utah resounds nationwide

Journalist H.L. Mencken reminisced that his favorite political convention was a mix of “the belch and bellow of oratory, a balmy but stimulating climate and a whiff of patriotism.”

That is an apt description of what went down among the 3,452 delegates at the May 8 Republican convention in Utah, where U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett became this year’s first victim of a wave of voter anger toward Washington that should send shock waves through every congressional incumbent regardless of party affiliation.

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