I guess a lot of voters believed his protestatons that he was really a
"conservative" and not actually one of Nancy Pelosi's puppets.I did too, the first time he ran, but there is too much evidence that he
says one thing here in Utah, but votes differently in Washington.Too
bad, we really had a chance to send someone with Utah values who would stand up
for them, but Mia Love missed by a small number of votes. Speaking of which, I
hope the people who voted for the third party candidate are happy that they put
Matheson back on the job for another term. If they had voted for Mia Love, they
would have been a lot better off.
GOP machine was fueled by lots of money but Karl Rove drove it into a ditch. It
was obviously easy to avoid.
I used to have great respect for Jon Huntsman. I excused him after his son was
a clueless kool-aid drinking global warming believer and unimpressive governor,
his grand daughter embarrassed herself and Mormons on NBC, but his throwing a
fine Republican under the bus to support the Obama supporting, Nancy Pelosi
supporting Jim Matheson tells me the apples haven't fallen too far from the
tree. All his money and philanthropy can't make up for the fact that he
has further enabled the party that is destroying business, the economy, and most
of all personal liberty. Does he think he is going to cure cancer under the
oppressive Obamacare that Matheson refuses to repeal or defund?
I'm glad I finally got a chance to vote for Jim Matheson. It's really
the only reason I even wanted to vote this cycle. Considering how close it was,
I'm actually glad I did.This guy has had district lines
gerrymandered on him twice and has had to fight a close election every nearly
every time, but he survives.Sure, he comes from a Utah-Mormon
dynasty, but so do Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney and I voted for both of them
too. Something about those dynasties produce quality, moderate candidates,
rather than tea-party extremists.
Matheson 1 - Tea Party 0Hatch 1 - Tea Party OBob Bennett
0 - Tea Party 1Record so far for the Tea Party 1 win, 2 Losses.How in the world did the Tea Party loose their way in a state like Utah?
love or matheson?None of the above?
The best person won. Get over it.
EHSvoice:I'm sorry but Jon Huntsman Sr. is a patriot. I'm
sure he has done more to actually help people than you or I could ever dream of
doing. He supported Matheson, so what? I judged a man by his works, not his
political views alone. I doubt that Jim Matheson is responsible for the
impending apocalypse you seem to believe is coming. I might suggest that if you
are of the same religion I am, the predominant religion of the Beehive State,
that you go to that church's web site and read its statement about the
election. Then take a breath and as one old man said well above, get over it.
@Howard - Spot on post! I was so happy to read the church's
statement today congratulating Obama and asking for our prayers for the nation.
If the First Presidency of the church can issue such a statement, why can't
it's members support it? Democrats are not inherently evil and
Republicans are not inherently righteous. If you are confused about any of
this, please read the LDS Church's statement on page 41 of the October
Ensign. Maybe that will clear up some things up for some of you.BTW, congrats to Matheson. Great win for him and his campaign!
Love hiding from her own backstory hurt her.That whole thing about being
the anchor baby that saved her parents was weird from the start. Then she got
amnesia about it.At that point she became just another politician in the
eyes of many voters.She damaged the GOP by playing the game of identity
politics...and losing at it.
I hope Mia Love remains as mayor of Saratoga Springs. If you really want to make
a difference do it locally. The national political scene is more about posing
than anything else.
Thank you Mia Love for hanging in there to the end. This man will start
campaigning again in one year and will know he has to tow the line for that time
in order to avoid the campaigned proven Mia Love and voters who will be looking
again. You have shown strength and courage and Jim Matheson added the election
to his power base but things happen and you have the working ability and will
gain 2 more years experience in real life on the firing line of a city mayor
working with real people.Thanks to you. Is Matheson
going to move or be elected for the part he doesn't represent?
Jim Matheson is pretty much a Democrat in name only. As a Democrat, he is a
constant disappointment. I'm no longer in his district, so I couldn't
vote for him. In the past, I've held my nose and voted for him, because
his opponents have been so much worse. He's pretty much the best that we
can hope to elect in the state of Utah.The situation with all
politics is the same, I've never seen a candidate that I agree with on
every issue. Usually, however, it is pretty easy to identify the better of the
two main choices. In this case, it was Matheson without a doubt.
I don't want to call anyone foolish, but even if you believed the liberal
attack ads on this wonderful person that has been marginalized by the left(and
informed people know the ads were dishonest) I still thought Utah would have the
sense to realize that Matheson would give more power to Obama, and Mia could do
nothing without the support of other Republicans. Supporting Matheson supports
the agenda that is destroying us. He gives support to thinking that would
rightly makes it a federal offense to tear apart your pet mouse and forces us to
pay to tear apart babies because people don't want the inconvenience of
pregnancy. These children feel the very same pain that the gerbil feels, and
clearly crave love and affection from the mother that is killing them. This is
just one issue. I'm embarrassed for Utah, we can't
complain about the Country reelecting Obama when we hand more power to him right
here. We could have done something to make America better!
Mia thought she could ride her name and fame to victory so I was glad for
Matheson, especially when Love began using Romney tactics, like changing the
truth and history.Good job Jim
Aren't we all glad Mia Love lost?Her only campaign promise was
that Mitt Romney needed her in congress to rubber stamp his agenda.She
stood on her own for NOTHING else.Jim Matheson - as a blue dog
Democrat - was more Utah Republican than Washington Democrat proving he rubber
stamps nothing, is fully capable of thinking for himself, and represents most if
not ALL of his constituants.We donged a bullet.The Utah
State REPUBLICAN legislators who gerrymandered these elections looked stupid in
the national lime-light and should be ashamed of themselves for the black-eye
embarassment they gave Utah as a supposed state of superior morals and Higher
Ethics!Chicago doesn't hold a candle to what these guys tried
Impressive win. I really didn't think Matheson could dodge the Romney tidal
The Skeptical Chymist:[Jim Matheson is pretty much a Democrat in name
only.]Which is why I, and many other Republicans, voted for him. The
Republican Part in Utah is anachronistic and not even really conservative. Their
politics are based on some "Good Old Days" that never existed and many
of them here are still part of the John Birch Society, Eagle Forum, or Tea Party
variants.I voted almost straight Democrat for all the local races,
other than Romney and Hatch, but its really the only choice, otherwise
they'll make even more bizarre liquor laws and try and bleed our natural
resources for a quick gains.We don't need anymore Mike Lees to
make people think Utah is any weirder than it is.
With over 40,000 yet to counted mail-in and provisional ballots in Salt Lake
County alone, this race is not over yet. Add to that the number in Utah and
Juab County, and the 2,800 difference could possible be eliminated. Mia Love
could still be the Representative for the 4th District. We won't know for
about 10 more days.And this goes for any other close race, the
mail-in ballots need to be counted, the provisional ballots counted or
eliminated, and the final canvassing needs to be done with the County Council
approving the canvassing. 40,000 ballots can tip a number of these campaigns.
per UtahBlueDevil"How in the world did the Tea Party loose their
way in a state like Utah?"Common sense prevailed!? In Utah!? Is
the apocalypse coming?per LDS Liberal"Aren't we
all glad Mia Love lost?"Yes. Can you imagine having Mia,
Chaffetz, Lee, & Orrin all part of the Utah delegation? The state is already
in danger of falling off the right side of the globe.
re: Henry Drummond 11:45 a.m. Nov. 8, 2012Impressive win. "I
really didn't think Matheson could dodge the Romney tidal wave."Surfs up? Not!