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Published: Saturday, Sept. 1 2012 5:38 p.m. MDT

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Holden Caulfield
Eagle Mountain, UT

Although I disagree with him on plenty of issues, a conservative Democrat much more closely represents the constituents of the 4th district than does a Tea Party ideologue. Matheson is the easy choice here.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

conservative Democrat? 75% voting with obama, I think not

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Who is Mia Love but another pretty face with enough digits to sign what is placed before her?

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

@Holden Caufield~
As a precinct officer in an active and outspoken precinct, which is also part of the 4th district, I will respectfully disagree with your assessment. Please do not speak on behalf of the entire 4th district.

MormonDem
Provo, UT

Mia Love talked about all the opportunities she's had as an American -- yet she calls for budget cuts that would eliminate those very same opportunities for future generations. Sorry, but if you made it through college on government assistance that you now want to cut, you're suffering either from amnesia or rank hypocrisy.

And every time outsiders come into Utah with fistfulls of dollars trying to paint Matheson as a radical, they fail. The young people relate much more easily to him than to the extremists that run against him, and the old people fondly remember his father, Governor Matheson, from back in the old days before the GOP and the John Birch society convinced Utah that all democrats were of the devil.

liberate
Sandy, UT

Why fix something not broken. Matheson has been great for his district and would easily win if not for party affiliation. Mia Love is an unknown entity who was underwhelming at the RNC, with a speech lacking any substance whatsoever, granted she was only given two minutes. It's almost comical to me that the GOP wants to keep race out of everything, yet they roll out the red carpet for Ms. Love. Why don't people see the hypocrisy in that?

peter
Alpine, UT

Matheson originally voted for the ACA when the vote counted. Then, this past Spring, when the House voted to repeal the ACA, he voted in favor of the repeal, when the vote didn't count, because Matheson knew the Senate and the "president" would veto the House decision. Is that the kind of leadership the people in Utah want in Washington?

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

"liberate" @3:10 "unknown entity"? "underwhelming"? "lacking any substance"?

Maybe you've been out of the country where media is not available. Even the Obama pep club (mainstream media)haven't quit talking about her since she gave her speech.

The bigger issue though is: WHY keep sending the same ones back to D.C. to supposedly solve the problems THEY caused? I include Orrin Hatch in that group btw.

Maybe we should just throw up our hands and ADMIT that D.C. insiders can stay there for as long as they want?

JayTee
Sandy, UT

Although many of the state's citizens SAY they don't believe in career politicians, they tend to cling to the entrenched old guard more often than not. If Matheson is so great, why hasn't he done more to straighten out his party, and particularly the president? Why does he seem to "go along to get along" more often than not? We need some people who will get up there and breathe fire and brimstone, and tell it like it is. We're sinking under a mountain of debt and deficit spending, in addition to the dashing to constitutional rights and the separation of powers. So if Matheson is really representing any conservatives, why doesn't he change alliances? Could it be because he doesn't have to live like the rest of us, and is just grateful that there IS no recession in Washington D. C.? Love may not be perfect, but let's let someone else have a chance, and start giving incumbents a chance at another career besides living off our public money.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

@JayTee, fire and brimstone didn't get the constitution written. Compromise did. Utah's up-and-coming Republicans don't know the meaning of that word. They think they can just show up in Washington and throw a fit, and the nation will magically bend to their will. But in a country as diverse as ours, that strategy won't get them anywhere. We need more Jim Mathesons, who put principles before partisanship, who can work with both sides to pursue common-sense solutions to our nation's problems.

Utah has plenty of elected representatives whose guiding principle is "my way or the highway." The last thing we need is to replace Jim Matheson with someone else who thinks that's the way to get things done. It never has been, and it never will be.

Red Smith
American Fork, UT

Jim Matheson = Nancy Pelosi. It's time for a "love"ly woman to fill this seat.

rafinsure
Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

Matheson can't win either way. His own party dislikes him because he's too conservative, but they're willing to put up with him since he's the only kind of Democrat who can get elected in Utah. He falls into the same category as former Congressman Bill Orton. On the other hand, the tea baggers want to portray him as a liberal commi. Therefore, I think he must be doing something right. He's a pragmatic moderate conservative who wants to try to get some work done for his district. Utah doesn't need anymore right wing idealogues. There are too many of them already.

crodier
LAYTON, UT

I don't appreciate the Big Washington DC Liberal PACs distorting Mia Love's stellar record of selfless service and hard work. Why can't they just get the story straight?

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To crodier 10:04 p.m. Sept. 3, 2012

I don't appreciate the Big Washington DC Liberal PACs distorting Mia Love's stellar record of selfless service and hard work. Why can't they just get the story straight?

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They have the story straight. Sorry you don't like the truth.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

To Red Smith 2:04 p.m. Sept. 3, 2012

Mia Love = John Boehner (and Boehner is a disaster for the United States since he's more interested in being obstructionist than working for the good of the United States). It's time for this "love"ly woman to do the job she was elected to do -- be Mayor of Saratoga Springs -- and not use her current office as a springboard to something else.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Fitness Freak said: The bigger issue though is: WHY keep sending the same ones back to D.C. to supposedly solve the problems THEY caused? I include Orrin Hatch in that group btw.

Please let me know what those wonderful replacements, Mike and Jason have accomplished?
Jason's been puppy dogging mitt all year, and then votes party lines 95% of the time.
Mike's been invisible since his fiscally responsible real estate deal.

Mia voted herself a raise, while raising taxes, she should run for the Utah Legislature.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

What ever happened with Mia Love abusing the free childcare for instructors at the Lehi Legacy Center?

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