The "one point" Mia Love lost by is the point that she is a
closed-minded ultra-conservative with more personal political ambition than
concern for the American people.
While Mia is running against Jim, let's hope that Donna McAleer will
continue her run to replace Rob Bishop. Then, when election time comes around,
let's hope that both Jim and Donna will be successful. Mia has already
shown her true political colors and they're not pretty.
Prediction: Love loses by a much larger margin the second time round. Sorry
Mia, the Tea Party movement is burning out.
Perhaps now we will figure out what she meant about being the baby who allowed
her parents to become citizens. (Or maybe she'll continue to deny she ever
said it. I'm backing Benson on that one.)It is interesting to note
that the left sees her as nothing more than a token minority candidate.
Don't expect them to give her any credibility. They only respect
minorities in their own party.
Why doesn't she concentrate on fulfilling her duties as mayor of our city.
All she cares about is climbing the political ladder. Shame on her.
Mia's fantastic. I hope she gets him this time.
@Independent Thinker: No Mia lost because she couldn't get her message out.
Politics is dirty business and Matteson did what he needed to do to win and Mia
didn't have the tools to compete. Mia will lose again unless she can do a
much better job communicating her message. Matteson didn't win the
election Mia Love lost it.
Oh please no! I'm not in her district but the TV advertisements Love ran
ad nauseum were enough to drive everyone in Utah nuts. I'm still reeling
from the negative attack ads and am not looking forward to her being involved in
any Utah politics. Once was enough and there is no love...
Actually, hamberg (2:41 p.m. March 17, 2013) Mia lost because she DID get her
message out. She got it out completely and well. Her problem came from the
fact that people understood her message, and then rejected both her and her
message (and in the process rejected her very dishonest campaigning). Utah won
big-time when Representative Matheson was re-elected because he is Utah's
only representative on the national level (in either the House or the Senate)
who represents all the citizens of Utah and not just those on the extreme far
right fringes. The state and its people won big-time when Mia Love was
@Hamburg What is Mia Love's message?
Whether Mia Love runs, wins, or loses, Americans that stand for god-fearing,
Constitutional principles, will never give up. We are in the majority, if God
is counted, no matter who joins in the chorus for a Godless socialistic
government. Socialism will never solve the challenges of the 21st century, or
for any century for that matter. Socialism is Anit-God at its core. So, unless
you are a socialist, limiting government, protecting and defending the
Constitution, and defending marraige and family values are the only things of
worth. If the Democrats, Libertarians, Republicans, Libertarians, or
Independents are for the above mentioned values, they have my support. So, go
ahead, what am I? And what of the above named values do you disagree with? The
real American Patriots will in the end be defined by Liberty, as defined by the
above mentioned values, not whether he/she belonged to a political party.
Don't hire "old guard" consultants. Go fresh with "new
@JRGL: Matheson's campaign went dirty when Jim started falling behind in
the polls and when Mia Love tried to counter, Mia countered in a very poor and
ineffective way. Mia wasn't prepared to debate Jim Matteson and failed to
attack him on his weaknesses as a candidate. Jim's strengths is that Jim
will respond even to people who aren't in his district where most of the
other candidates don't. Because of that Jim has a resource of volunteers
of people loyal to him and Mia is more distant which will make her unelectable
if she doesn't change. Jim is a Blue Dog Democrat from Utah which means he
has little influence especially in a seat that is at risk. Mia and Crockett are
two examples of where candidates lost because they couldn't organize
volunteers where that's Matheson's strength.
@hambergSo Mia cannot get her message out in the conservative state of
Utah but somehow she is going to be effective at being a voice for Utah out in
DC? The fact she cannot get her message out in a relatively favorable
environment like Utah is all the more reason to think she does not have what it
takes to go to DC.
Mia like the rest of the GOP does not have a problem getting their message out
they are very good at talking, the gop's issue is they forgot how to
The sequels are almost always worse than the originals. That race was so ugly
last time I'm tempted to move out of state instead of having to witness it
@Tolstoy: An overwhelming number of our elected officials DO NOT LISTEN to the
voters, nor do they attempt to communicate directly with them. Two examples of
candidates that do have more of a direct relationship with the voters are Orin
Hatch and Jim Matteson and THAT IS EXACTLY WHY THEY KEEP GETTING ELECTED! Mia
Love did get her message out because she attacked Jim Mattheson on the wrong
issues which he was weakest so when Jim Matteson decided to go negative when he
was falling behind in the polls Mia Love couldn't recover. Matteson
isn't very effective in Washington because he is a Blue Dog Democrat in a
state that doesn't matter to the very liberal Democratic leadership in
Washington. I like Jim Matteson however most any other Democrat would be more
effective than Jim in the House. There would have been no difference in the
House between Mia Love and Jim Matteson because they don't really matter.
Matteson won the election because he does one thing exceptionally well and
that's relates to the voters and until a Republican can equal that strength
they will continue to lose. No other issue matters.
It looks like from the comments that people mostly want to move on.Token is still token.
I heard her name trotted out yesterday morning on Fox News Sunday with Chris
Wallace as an example of diversity in the conservatives party? So one mayor of a
small town in the most conservative state who lost to a democrat is the best
they can come up with to convince the people they are ready to lead?
Mia was close last time but she needs conservatives to actually show up at the
polls. If they put together a good campaign she might have a good shot at
winning. 2014 is still a bit off so anything can happen.
Mia Love isn't smart enough to be an effective mayor, candidate for
Congress, or a Congresswoman. Go talk to her and see for yourself. Ask her
about any issue and make her say something besides her practiced lines and sound
bites. You'll see that she doesn't know the issues and really
doesn't understand the problems that we face in Utah and the U.S. I'm
no fan of Matheson, but Mia Love is not the answer. Not even close.@banderson Stop trying to bring your God into politics. You demand the
presence of God in this country but if someone tried to bring their version of
God into politics and subject you to their whims, you would freak out. Stop
doing it to others. The Bible says, "pray in your closets..."
Really: You have your opinion; I have mine. I still believe that most
Americans want a limited government and a God-fearing citizenry, rather than an
Anti-God socialistic government . Socialism is one step away from Communism and
history has proven the ineffectiveness of either as a way to improve mankind.
Europe is already seeing the decay and imploding of societies that were built on
socialism. It is a failed system by any standard. The only reason America is
struggling now is because for decades our leaders have supported socialistic
policies. So much for societies built on positions where God is not the central
figure in growth, prosperity, and happiness.
banderson:Why do you equate the absence of "God-fearing" in
government to socialism? I do not fear God, nor do I believe in him/her/it, but
I am not a socialist. Stop thinking that your belief system is somehow the
answer to all our country's problems. I'll ask again, what if someone
whose definition of God was different from yours began implementing policies and
laws in our government reflecting his/her beliefs? How would you like it? What
if a "God-fearing" Muslim or Jew or Hindu started exerting influence in
our government? How would you like it?One more thing, our country is not
now and is not currently becoming "more socialist." I would ask that
you educate yourself further on what socialism actually is before you start
making statements like that.
Bandersen said: "So much for societies built on positions where God is not
the central figure in growth, prosperity, and happiness."AfghanistanIranMalaysiaMauritaniaPakistianSaudi
ArabiaSudanUnited Arab EmiratesVatican CityYemenThese are places with growth, prosperity, and happiness?
Really: Socialism: a theory or system of social organization that advocates
the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and
distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
(Dictionary.com). For the sake of argument, I'll accept that definition.
For the sake or literacy, please explain how you are not a socialist and how you
think that America has not turned to the failed ideas of socialism. Obamacare
is just one of the latest examples of socialist thought. How is it that anyone
with an understanding of economic systems could not come to the conclusion that
America has been pushing through socialist ideas for more than a half century is
beyond me. Please explain.Happy Valley Heretic: The difference
between the countries you mentioned and the United States is that, previous to
the last 60 years of 'collectivist' thinking with no individual rights
we have endured here, the United States has had a Constitution, a bill of
rights, and certain 'unalienable' rights that were believed to come
from God, not man. My God believes in light and liberty (individual rights). Not
so with the ones you mentioned. Non-sequitur!
Look at how quick the lefty libs are to pounce.This is how they fight.They are non stop in their personal attacks.See Romney.They'll say and do anything to win, and the lefty media will back them
up.The Democrat party, fears more than anything, conservative
minority candidates.Live and learn Republicans, you better come to
battle.Chicago style politics are here to stay and Conservatives had
better be ready.
Mia Love has had a great tenure as Mayor of Saratoga Springs.Utah
median household income: $55,000Saratoga Springs median household income:
$69,000I know she'll make a great representative for the 4th
It's funny how people criticize the Tea Party for being extreme and
non-compromising. This from people who will always vote for Matheson without
truly knowing his record just because of his name. She'll win this time
because people are fed up with the Democratic Party.