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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Saratoga Springs, UT

Why is it the "living in your district" argument only comes up from the Republicans when they are talking about Matheson? If it's good for the goose, it's good for the gander. Either complain about Chaffetz also or don't complain about either. I am an Independent that is a little bit sick of the lopsidedness in this state. Matheson is one of the few that work with both sides. Mia is far too one sided for me. I am also very unimpressed with her inability to answer a question off the cuff. She seems to need a prepared answer. I think she is just a puppet for the RNC. I don NOT like puppets. I think we will be much better off staying with Matheson. He has my vote.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@sls in Missouri

The late Gov. Mel Carnahan collected enough votes to beat out incumbent Republican Sen. John Ashcroft for the U.S. Senate seat from Missouri.

Coming from the state that would rather elect a dead guy than the incumbent Republican.

Ogden, UT

To Rifleman 12:34 p.m. Oct. 2, 2012

rE: Furry1993
" ...a member of the far right extremes ...."

Today's far right extremes are yesteryear's far left liberals. As our world and nation tilts to the left those who believe in traditional values have been given the bogus label as being "far right".

The truth is that we just believe in the same principles of morality and decency that your grandmother did.


I was a Goldwater Republican in the late 1960s, which put me at the far right edge of the Republican party. My viewpoints have not changed since then. In the late 1960s I was considered far right; now I'm a centrist and am (inaccurately) called "RINO" and "liberal" and "lefty" by those to the right of me in the political spectrum. Senator Goldwater and President Reagan would not be able to get through the the primary system nor appease those on the far right fringe of the Republican party because their viewpoints and positions also are true conservatives (centrist), not far right.

The label "far right extremist" is accurate. The Repblican party has drastically shifted to the far right. I stand by my comments.

Red Smith
American Fork, UT

Mia Love is a fresh voice for Utah's 4th District. GO Mia Love.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT
"...now I'm a centrist..."

Your labels for both yourself and the Republican Party are inaccurate. Anyone who suggests that there hasn't been a drastic decline in today's morals when compared to those in the 1960s is only kidding themselves. The Republican Party has followed that slippery slope, only not as quickly as the Democrats.

You may believe that you are a centrist. Personally I have a strong belief that the moon is made of green cheese.

Utah Observer
West Jordan, Utah

Once again, the headline writer for the Deseret News gives an inaccurate accounting of the fair article written by Dennis Romboy. The headline says both candidates sidestepped questions in the debate, but the article only contains information about Love not sometimes not answering the question. No where in the article is there any indication that Matheson failed to comply by not answering. So, who is this mysterious headline writer that continues to show bias for Love?


I'm so glad Mia is winning. When I first meet her I not only knew she'd be the one to win but to lead.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: KCJ Saratoga Springs, UT
"I am an Independent that is a little bit sick of the lopsidedness in this state."

You may claim to be an Independent but on election day you will be rooting for the DNC. And no, as long as they obey the law on where they live I could care less if a candidate lives within his (or her) district.

By-the-way, Romney's performance in the first presidential debate didn't hurt Mia Love's chances for victory on November 6th.

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