Thursday, we’re asking how it is Gov. Gary Herbert ended up in a primary race. He enjoys high voter approval ratings, yet he failed to secure the nomination. Critics say it’s more proof the system is flawed. We start with Utah GOP Chairman James Evans and Count My Vote board member Kirk Jowers to debate the merits of the party’s nomination process. We’ll then turn to scholars Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann who say the 2016 Presidential election could lead to a major rethinking of the Republican Party.
- James Evans is State Chairman of the Utah Republican Party.
- Kirk Jowers is an original founder and board member of Count My Vote
- Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein are co-authors of the updated edition of their book It's Even Worse Than It (Looks) Was [Indiebound|Amazon]. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute. Thomas Mann is a resident scholar at UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies.