As for Utah Democrats, Bennett says the party has chased away Mormon moderates and is now a party of extremists.
"The Democrats can't bring themselves to have a big enough tent," Bennett said.
Bennett said he has heard from longtime Democrats who feel the party has been taken over by anti-Mormons.
I understand where Sen Bennett is coming from.
I have seen and witnessed the looks, the stares, from other party members when I have declared myself a Mormon. Many Democrats thought that Mormons for Dean was a joke.
Those same looks and stares are the same as what I get from Church members when they find out I'm a Democrat.
I can see how that type of thing drives people from either the party or the Church.
It's not in my nature to run from these stares, these looks. It's my nature to stand and fight the negative perceptions from both sides I get stares from.