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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT

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John Stewart Pill
Salt Lake City, Utah

This is terrific! Just the product the GOP needs to succeed! Success!

VA Saint
Chester, VA

GO Mia!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

What an effective, powerful and wonderful strategy to have her speak at the Republican convention! Sort of takes the “war on women” façade wind right out of the Democrat’s sails to have articulate, self made, accomplished, beautiful, very conservative African American woman speak to America! I wonder how the Black Caucus in Washington will accept her.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

This lady is a total STAR!!

Go Mia!!!

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

How can this be? The democrats tell me that the GOP hates women and minorities, now they have invited a female minority person to be their keynote speaker? I guess the Democrats are wrong once again.

Schwa
South Jordan, UT

Mia Love also hates women and minorities.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Well, with everyone else turning them down, or not invited because the tent's even smaller this year, this is really no surprise, mia's safe, she only repeats what she's told. The republicans are scraping the barrel for support.

RedShirt said: "How can this be? The democrats tell me that the GOP hates women and minorities, now they have invited a female minority person to be their keynote speaker?"

They do! But some people are falling for this charade anyway.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Let's reveal some realities of political theater here.

Big lobbying outfits "invest" in political races in hopes of getting favorable action on their pet projects if the candidate they back wins. Many actually contribute to BOTH candidates to hedge their bets.

Some normally right leaning groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association (and probably many others) like to be seen as non-partisan, so they go out of their way to endorse Democrats whenever they find one who is not too bad. Also. the NRA will ALWAYS endorse an incumbent even if a challenger is equally qualified. Why? Because historically incumbents nearly always win, so odds favor their keeping influence by sticking with the incumbent.

Therefore, we should expect the Chamber, the NRA, and some other respected groups to come out in favor of Matheson, despite Mia Love's outstanding qualifications and principles.

However, that does not mean that we voters should ignore common sense, and what we actually see in the candidates and be herded like sheep to vote as special interests tell us, be they the newspaper or the Chamber, or the NRA.

I will be proud to vote for Mia Love!

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Happy Valley Heretic" I feel bad for you, and the fact that you have fallen for the lies of the liberals. Fortunately history shows that the GOP (over the past 70 years) has been far more supportive of civil rights than the liberals have been.

You can choose to believe the liberals, or history, but you can't believe both. Go and do some research about how the GOP has helped minorities and women more than your beloved Democrats.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Are Utah Republicans hunting down and destroying the last Nephite? Hang in there Jim.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Mountanman,
the black caucus will NOT accept her. ANY person of color who holds a conservative view is considered an Uncle Tom (or the female equivalent)

HVH,
thanks for again confirming the tolerance of the left.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Well I hope the convention goes well as far as everyone being okay is concerned, since it looks like TD9-soon-to-be-Isaac might make an appearance. Some of the forecast models have it heading for Florida. Other models have the storm going east or west though, and it is a week long forecast.

@Mountanman
"Sort of takes the “war on women” façade wind right out of the Democrat’s sails to have articulate, self made, accomplished, beautiful, very conservative African American woman speak to America!"

Having Mia Love speak does nothing to change the legislation Republicans try and pass.

firstamendment
Lehi, UT

I lost a lot of respect for Matheson when he went out of his way (and district) to run against Mia. It seems he is trying to keep her out of office. I wonder what his motivation is. Possibly the same as those who spend their time here attacking anything Conservative, religious (especially LDS) or anyone who wants to keep traditional marriage as a foundation.

Wally Ballou
Cedar City, UT

How tough are things for the GOP this year?

They're allocating national TV time to try to win a race in UTAH.

Florwood
American Fork, UT

firstadmendment, I believe Matheson announced he was running in the 4th district long before Mia became the candidate.

I think it's interesting that the Chamber didn't even consider endorsing Mia. Shows the level of care they took in reaching their decision.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@firstamendment
Uh... Matheson ran in that district because Republicans gerrymandered his old district to be electorally unfavorable to him. His decision had nothing to do with Mia who still had to win the nomination.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "atl134" actually the redistricting in Utah was set up so that each district had roughly the same cross section of people with it. In other words, they made them equal. If Matheson can't win running in an race where things are equal, why should he be elected. What you and so many liberals and Democrats want is a special district set up so that your pet candidate does not have to run against the ideals that the majority of Utah have.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

atl134,
why doesn't Matheson run in the district where he lives?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

lost in DC said:
atl134,
why doesn't Matheson run in the district where he lives?

Gerrymandering, you know, the opposite of what RedShirt describes as "Fair"

Why are the Republicans so afraid of Jim?
Why else would they have secret meetings and charge the democrats $15,000 to see what they discussed secretly while pretending to do the peoples work?

coleman51
Orem, UT

The U.S. chamber of commerce from their endorsement seems to have no problem with massive budget deficits and a lowering of our former triple A rating. Maybe when we finally fall off the fiscal cliff will they realize that supporting any Democrat, even a so-call blue dog one will still lead us to fiscal calamity. No matter what Jim Matheson says, he will still caucus with the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi. That endorsement is not a fair one, it is a stupid one.

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