If Sharon Haddock was right in her article "Political novice lovin' it:
Councilwoman is first black woman to serve in county" from the Deseret News,
Sep. 27, 2004, than Mia Love has been in Utah since 1997. What is less clear in
that article is whether from it we learn that Mia Love married no sooner than
1997 or no latter. I have always read the article to assume that the They that
moved to Saratoga Springs "seven years ago" (calculated from Sepetember
2004, thus about Sep. 1997) was Jason and Mia Love. That is my guess still, but
the sentance before had mentioned that initially Mia tried to set Jason up with
her roommate, so it is not 100% clear what the antecedent of they is. It still
seems a little odd that someone in a community for seven years is described as a
newcomer. The article at times also displays the dangerous practice of assuming
change in phrase is worth while. That is the only way to explain the sentance
that mentions her one-year-old daughter and four-year-old child. She was first
elected to office in 2003.
Mrs. Love is not "a person from the outside". To make such a bizarre
claim is just to miss the truth. It is just plain racist to describe her as
such. She has lived in Saratorga Springs for longer than most of its residents.
In fact she has been in public office in Saratoga Springs for most of that
communities history. While being raised in New York and Connecticut might not
be the most common in Utah County, I would guess the majority of non-students in
Utah County between the ages of 30 and 40, the age range Mrs. Love is in and a
very important voting demographic there grew up at least in part outside of
Utah. This demographic, which Mrs. Love is in, is key to Utah County because the
population drops off much over 40 (due to effects of large-scale population
growth) and under 30 voting rates drop off.
Mia Love is exactly what Utah needs. She is an outsider who has the best
interest of Utah citizens in mind over Utah special interest. We can only hope
that she stands strong as now the special interests in the Republican
establishment begin their attempts at manipulating her into yet another pawn.Kirkham said. "But what is the tea party? The tea party is,
'quit spending all our money, be responsible.'"Sorry
David Kirkham but you hurt your standing with me as a true Tea Partier when you
backed Herbert at the convention.
Wow! like others have said, I just wish I was in her district and could vote for
her. I really think she has a good chance to take out the Democrat in a year
where I believe there will be a continuation of what was begun in the 2010
election. From what I've read about her,she would be a great addition to
the Congress and a great Representative of the State of Utah.
Jim is a fine person. It is time for change. Let's see a woman can do.
We've seen what a man can do and won't do.
Doing away with the Dept of Education would be a wonderful thing. It certainly
isn't a way out idea. They do nothing for for education except create a
huge debt. If I were in her district I would vote for her. I like Matheson but
I'm for change any time we can come up with a good candidate. Change is
great. Hatch should be changed as well. I like him but he has been in too
The best thing going for Mia is that she made Carl Wimmer unemployed! He can now
join Chris Buttars and Dave Clark and get a job.
I have to agree with Ernie above.Love could have won the GOP
nomination outright had she gone against Hatch for the Senate. However, have to disagree with Ernie that she should wait to run against Lee.
Lee is one lawmaker who we need more of in Washington to reign in the
uncontrolled spending by both the GOP and the Democrats.
Mia love is in a box; one custom made for her by the Utah republican party. The question is how can Matheson win in such a gerrymandered district.regardless of the party gerrymandering is dishonest and unethical.Shows
the true colors of the republican party.Absolute power corrupts
This woman may shake a good hand and talk a good speech, but she has shown she
is completely ignorant on important Congressional issues. Insider trading,
it's time to start voting third party.
For those of you living in the 4th District the candidate will be subjected
to:Long form birth certificate, please.Has she ever
apologized for anything?Is she a Christian?Does she
approve of judicial activism by Republican leaning judges?Exactly
where did she go to school?What were her grades?Did she
have any socialist professors?Who were her parents?What
are the details of her parents lifestyles, education and various places of
residence?Does she have a gun rack in her vehicle?Has
she ever been to Chicago?Has she ever vacationed in Hawaii?Right?
"Esquire": Let's go over this one more time. It is all about a
strong stand and clear communication on the side of issues I and many others
have already taken; not just wanting Republicans in office. I strongly
supported a Democrat candidate once. You were right about one thing
though. I will gladly vote against Hatch. I am glad he has to go to a primary.
And I would vote against "Governor" (Herbert) too, if the alternative
was David Kirkham.
@ Leesha, then don't vote for Hatch or any other incumbent in November.
Will you say that you will gladly vote against Hatch or the Governor? I'm
betting this is not about wanting "change" but wanting Republicans. I will say Matheson should have been more of a Democrat than he has
"Esquire": Why can't you just admit that her stands resonate with
how a lot of people already feel? Not all of us like what Matheson has done,
generally. We want a change. We want someone who will take a clearly stated and
strong stand on what we believe in. If you don't like what she says then
vote for Matheson, and give us the respect of acknowledging we also are voting
for views and principals and not as you say, because she "Gives validation
to our persecution complex."
As long as the people keep voting for Republicans and Democrates the problems
won't be solved as they are the problem. With Independents making the laws
instead of Democrates and Republicans the taxpayers wouldn't be paying
subsidies and depletion allowances. There would be no legal business and
corporation lobbies. We would have States Rights and Civil Rights. We
wouldn't have the largest portion of our poplulation in prison of any
nation in the world. We wouldn't have laws on the books just to make work
for lawyers. The insurance companies would be put in their place. We
wouldn't be imposing the highest corporate tax rates in the world. We
wouldn't be running all the major job makers out of the country. We
wouldn't be creating inflation and stealing from the elderly who have tryed
to prepare for their retirements with double taxation on their savings. The
parasites are Big Government, Lawyers and Insurance companies. We need to get
rid of all we can and control what's left. One last thing, this country
will never work again without Christ. Allow him back in the Schools.
How do you determine who is the best candidate?Since the Constitution has
served us well, when we have followed it, we will want to find the candidate who
adheres to it and lives up to their oath of office to "defend the
constitution."If they have a voting record, then we need to
check that record and compare it against the Constitution to see if they are
following it. How do you do that? Who has the time to do all that research?
Google "Freedom Index the New American" and you can download a pdf file
and see the research someone else has already done. In viewing the latest
issue, on 20 votes regarding constitutional issues and spending, Rep. Matheson
scores 40%. In other words, he has voted only 40$ in terms of "defending
the constitution."If they do not have a voting record in
Congress do they have a voting record somewhere else?Look carefully at Mia
Love's record as a mayor and the other positions she may have held. Go to
her website and read the Issues to see where she stands. Or simply just ask
her. Its time to SOAR - Save our American Republic.
Matheson may as well start getting his resume ready.Maybe he could
find a "support" position with the Democratic National Committee. He
could advise them on how to "be a democrat, without actually looking like
Let's be honest, Shurtleff was right. I know the Utah County (and other
insulated counties of Utah) culture and how they react to people from the
outside who are different but come here and conform to the local society. It
gives validation to the locals who have a persecution complex that goes back to
the 19th Century. Love is a novelty candidate who only gets attention because
she is not like the vast majority of Utahns. I could provide a lot of evidence
of the cultural issues involved here, but it won't happen on the pages of
Vote Matheson. Love should have run for Senate against Hatch, or even better,
I'm in a bit of a quandary on this one.I'm not a member of
any party and have voted for both Republicans and Democrats in the past.I like Matheson as a person and many of his positions. But, though I
know much less about Love, what I do know I find very appealing. And, as I lean
much closer to Republican ideals than Democrat, I'd love to see their party
helped in a general sense.Hmmm. I'll need to ponder this a bit
more. Though, at this stage, I'd say I'm tilting toward Love.
Matheson votes sometimes with the people of Utah in mind. But when Nancy cracks
the whip, he is johnny on the spot. Retire Hatch, retire Matheson.
Matheson represents the interests of ALL people in Utah, not just those on the
far right wing. He votes for what is right, not what is politically expedient.
Matheson is a REAL conservative. He's just what Utah needs. I wish I was
in his district so I could vote for him. Unfortunately I'm stuck with
Pro gun. Pro conservative. Count me in.
From the article, the only one who seemed to try to put Mia Love "in a
box" was Mark Shurtleff. Mr. Matheson commented about two of her positions,
but said nothing about her personally.
Matheson will continue his pattern of mediocrity and misprepresenation of his
true record in order to try and convince Utahns he is a conservative. All Mia
has to do is expose the games he plays with parliamentary procedure, voting all
the way up to final passage and then casting a vote that his leadership allows
him to do in order to protect his seat. It's a game he has played for many
years.We need to defeat Matheson and Mia can do. You go girl!
All ya' need is Love.
Yes! Don't wait, eliminate the Dept of Education today! What a ridiculous
waste of money and energy--and it has done nothing for education, nothing at
all. Win and we also get rid of this flaming liberal who comes back to Utah
every two years and bamboozles the voters into believing he's the
conservative, cowboy Democrat. What a farce that has been.
@on the other handMatheson votes on the democrat line nearly all the
time. That's all Mia Love has to say. Matheson can't disagree with
that statment. Only once or twice has he parted with the party, and that's
when his political survival has depended on it.
Mia Love will have an equally hard time putting Jim Matheson in a box. Unlike
Utah's other representatives, Matheson pays more heed to his constituents
than to the extreme elements of his party.
A solid conservative, who is articulate and unapologetic about conservative
beliefs.I think we have a real winner here!We need lots
more like Mia Love to go to Washington and reign in the idiocy that takes place
there. No one I know will be voting for or against any candidate on
grouns of race, gender or ethnicity.
I think I will sell my house and move into her district just so I can vote for