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Letter: What did Mia Love's actually say at the Republican convention

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 10:52 a.m. MDT

Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, Mia Love addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (J. Scott Applewhite, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

So, everyone just loved Mia Love's speech at the Republican convention. Delegates, state GOP chairpersons, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, her husband, two political science professors, etc.

But what did Love actually say? No transcript of this "home run" speech? Fifty-two of her actual words (6 whopping percent of the 850-word article!) given to us by Lisa Riley-Roche, buried over 50 percent of the way through the piece ("Mia Love speech at Republican National Convention 'pitch perfect' on national stage," Aug. 28).

By comparison, the article on the same page about her opponent gets to the substance (his statements) in the second paragraph, not the 14th.

Could it be that everyone's just interested in "an attractive and articulate black woman" (Tim Hagle's words) rather than what she really has to say? Didn't we fall for this same thing four years ago with our current president?

Mia Love, Utah 4th District congressional candidate, is seen on the big screen as she speaks at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) Mia Love, Utah 4th District congressional candidate, is seen on the big screen as she speaks at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

Aaron Waite

North Salt Lake

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