Common sense prevails over right wing extremism!
Kudos to Jon Huntsman Sr. for being willing to cross party lines to endorse the
quality candidate in the race. Good Job, Mr. Huntsman.
While I agree with Mt Huntsman that Rep Matheson has represented or state very
well, his decision to run in a district outside of his residence was a mistake.
Mia Love will better represent the people of Saratoga Springs and the
jpjazz: Matheson didn't decide to leave his district, the Legislature
carved him out of it. The 4th District is the "closest" thing
remaining.I support Matheson because of his staunch support of the
2nd Amendment (he is NRA endorsed), and because he never toes anybody's
ideological line. I hope Utah will continue to be an example to a divided
nation by electing civil, moderate politicians in the mold of the Mathesons,
Bill Orton, and Olene Walker.
Really, honestly, Who Cares what Huntsman Senior thinks? I mean, really?
Huntsman Senior doesn't even live in the 4th Congressional District. He
lives in the 2nd as far as I know. So who, or why, is this even a story in the
Deseret News?In the end, people have to make up their own minds.
Celebrity/CEO worship is not a sound basis upon which to make political
judgements.Matheson is a nice guy. But what has he done in his
dozen years or more in Congress? Can anyone name one single significant piece
of legislation that he authored that actually passed into law? He's been
there long enough.
Since when is a democrat endorsing another democrat......news? Love will win,
you can bet your plastic on it!
Jon, St.: How disappointing! I thought you had better sense.
Jim Matheson has not and does not represent the State at all nor will he if
re-elected. He follows the Democrat Party to the letter; only deviating when
allowed by the party leadership. Obamacare is a prime example. It passed
allowing him to "vote against" to show Utah he is "blue dog".
He votes just enough to the right to stay in power without really representing
the conservative, Constitutional principles of Utah. I'm disappointed in
the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...look at junior and take
senior's words on politics with a grain of salt. Mia Love is a great
example of a non- silver spoon candidate. Utah is ready for another jason
This is good news. I live in the 4th district and I am looking forward to
voting for Matheson. We need more moderate voices in congress.
Like I care what Huntsman thinks? I don't care for the kid, why would the
Dad be any different?
one voteSalt Lake City, UTCommon sense (Citation Needed) prevails
over right wing extremism! (Citation Needed)
I for one could care less. I can't wait to vote for Mia Love because I
believe in term limits and Mattheson has been in Washington way to long. He
might have done some good and I think that he is a good man. I would not vote
for him just because Huntsman endorsed him. I would vote for him because I
thought he was the better one to represent us here in Utah. Well I think at one
time he was but now we need new blood there in Washington to get things going so
Mia Love is the right choice for me.
Everyone says that Matheson doesn't represent Utah, yet he is the only
member of the Utah Congressional delegation that is opposing the Ski Link. This
is something the majority of the Wasatch Front is against. In this regard, he
is the only one in Congress that listens to Utahns about issues.I
have personally asked for answers to questions from our elected members to the
House and Senate, Matheson is the only one that actually answers the questions.
The rest just return rhetoric that they think people want to hear.Until another member of the Utah Congressional Delegation stands up against
Ski Link like the majority of the Wasatch Front want, Matheson will be in my
mind and many others the only one that actually listens to the people of Utah on
The objective of a political party is to do the thinking for the voter,
relieving him or her from that important work on their own.Utah
voters are notoriously prone to do just that. Fortunately Jon Huntsman Sr.
thinks for himself; he looks at the candidates and makes his choice based on
their individual qualifications.That's actually the way all of
us voters should choose who we support. Group-think got us into
major trouble in the last legislature as it virtually shut down Congress while
lawmakers wasted an extreme amount of time wrestling with each other over the
debt ceiling, which finally turned out the only sensible way it possibly
could.Political parties frequently hinder good government more than
any other factor when it comes to governing the nation.Party
loyalties counteract representative government by aligning lawmakers along party
lines instead of the along the interests of constituents.Jim
Matheson doesn't allow his party to dictate to him how he will vote and he
often goes against his own party for the good of his constituents in the state
of Utah.Mia Love spouts caters to conservative Republicans and
feathers the nest of her own political aspirations.
Mr. Huntsman having great respect for you I ask you to rememnber Jim selling his
Obamacare vote for his brother receiving a judgeship. So much for representing
The responses on this blog are typical of zealots. If you don't like the
message, attack the messanger. Huntsman has done so much good for this state
and our community. While you might not agree with his endorsement why would you
attack him personally? Can't we have different opinions and still respect
Meia, unlike Mr. Huntsman, one of the most kind and generous individuals I have
heard about, I am so poor I look up to people on welfare. My vote is for you,
Utah, and I look forward to you educating the BlacCaucuas. I would like to be a
fly on the wall when you explain the facts of life to them. As a moderate. I
think there should be a law allowing only one Democrate per county. Well, mayby
with a spouse.
Matheson's conservatism is only apparent when his vote is not needed by the
Democrats and he is given the option of appearing conservative. Otherwise
he is a Demo through and through
In a free country, with freedom of speech, each of us has the priviledge to
voice an opinion. However, when one opinion is emphasized because he has a
large bank account, those who report that opinion should be critized. Mr.
Huntsman has one vote, just like you and me. His opinion is the opinion of one
The rich and powerful elite, ruling class of Utah is endorsing Jim Matheson? How
is this news?
To TRUTH 6:23 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012Since when is a democrat endorsing
another democrat......news? Love will win, you can bet your plastic on it!-------------------Sorry -- the TRUTH is that Jon Huntsman
Sr., like his son, is a Republican. This is a story about a Republican
endorsing the quality candidate in the race, instead of just following party
lines and supporting the unqualified candidate. Good for him.=========================To BYUalum 9:53 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012Jon, St.: How disappointing! I thought you had better sense.------------------There's nothing disappointing about this.
Jon Huntsman Sr. is showing good sense, and true concern for the welfare of Utah
and the United States, in making this endorsement. Good for him.
@Mike RichardsThe reason Huntsman's support is newsworthy is because
many (myself included) respect him and his opinion. His success as a father, a
person of faith, a businessman, and a philanthropist, show that he has something
important to say (and takes time to think before saying it).I am a
conservative who really doesn't like Matheson. However, I respect
Huntsman's opinion enough that it makes me wonder what he knows about both
Love and Matheson to make him willing support the latter. Perhaps Matheson is
not as bad as I tend to believe? Or maybe there is something about Love I need
to look closer into?
Kirk,I also admire certain people in the community because of the
good that they have done, but I don't vote one way of the other because
they recommend one person over another. I don't agree with Jon Huntsman,
Sr. In my view, Jim Matheson is someone who will vote with Ms. Pelosi unless
she releases him from his obligation. That is something that you can check for
yourself. His history is long and his voting record is detailed. Whatever hold
she has over him negates his oath of office to represent the people of Utah. Mr. Huntsman is a member of the 1st Quorum of 70. As such, I'm
surprised that he endorsed anyone for any office. Perhaps that is something
that is none of my business.Either we believe in the Constitution
and the principles that underlie the Constitution, or we don't. I believe
in the Constitution. I don't think that Jim Matheson holds those views.
He has voted for things that contradict the Constitution and the limits of
authority extended to a member of the House of Representatives.Jon
Huntsman may disagree with me. That is his privilege
His daughter Abby is now talking for him and the LDS Church. Nice!
Grammy3,How come you didn't mention you were voting for Scott
Howell because you believe in term limits and we need new blood in Washington?
Or do you only believe in term limits for democrats?
To USAlover 6:07 p.m. Oct. 8, 2012His daughter Abby is now talking
for him and the LDS Church. Nice!------------------------Abby is the daughter of Jon Huntsman Jr. From what I've seen of her, she
does a very good job speaking for herself.
If more people even knew what the ski link was about they would support it.