“People in UT seem confused with the state of national affairs”
Utah is its own little planet stuck in the middle of nowhere and not really connected to the rest of the country.
From SLC it’s 800 mi to SFO and 500 Mi to Denver, with almost nothing in between. LA is an 8 hour drive.
So they start believing that all they see around them is all there is, and Big Fish in a Small Pond like Romney and Egg McMuffin run grandiose campaigns for national office that show they mainly have delusions of grandeur.
The other 300 million people in the country simply laugh at such silliness from a rump population.
What you describe is not the Utah I live in?
Look at what has happened to Mia Love who lit up the internet as a true conservative woman of color who jumped ship to pander to liberals with a deceptive amnesty bill.
Polls show she is about to turn her seat over to a democrat.