Surprise! Each candidate thinks they are winning!
"As a sixth-generation Utahn and Salt Lake City native, I understand
what's important to Utahns" said Owens.Why don't you
just come out and say "I'm Mormon, so vote for me"? It would be
more intellectually honest than the statement above.
Sir Robin, there is nothing wrong with Mr. Owen's statement. Republicans think you ought to vote for them just because they're
Republican. The one-party system has not served our State particularly well, as
evidenced by charges recently filed against previous officials of high stature.
How has it worked for California? Are things rosy there?
I would love to think that Owens could win, but I doubt it. I have met him on
four different occasions and he is a wonderful man. But in Utah the person with
an R after their name gets to win. It doesn't matter who they are, what
they do, what their history is, what their qualifications are, or anything else.
The person with the R after their name will win. Again. As always.
I won't be able to vote in this race, but I hope Owens wins. Regardless of
his party affiliation, he is clearly the better candidate. Any person who does
any real investigation would know this. However, Love will most likely win
because of her party affiliation... not what she actually knows.Sad
state of the political world we live in.
As we all know, "polls" are used/manipulated by ALL parties and causes.
In this case, it probably will help Mr. Owens get funding that he might not
otherwise have gotten. NOBODY wants to donate to a "losing" cause;
so......."losing" candidates will do anything/everything they can to try
to manipulate data - for campaign contributions.BOTH sides do it
I am wondering who wrote the biographies? Was it someone in the Owens campaign?
How did they ensure impartiality? While I am not a fan of either because of
last campaigns' mudslinging, the way the biographies were written could
have greatly influenced the outcome. The fact that the poll was done for the
Owens campaign does little to assure me that the poll was accurate.
Utah has not been well served by Tea Party members, with the most notable issue
being last year's government shutdown, orchestrated by none other than Mike
Lee. Maybe more Utahns are beginning to realize they can do better.
If Matheson could win in 2012 there is no reason Owens can't win this year.
Had Love ran as a moderate, solutions oriented candidate in 2012, then serious
voters might be giving her a second look now. But instead she ran out and hired
Orin Hatch's campaign manager and is trying to distance herself from Mike
Lee. Even if we could trust her switcheroo, it doesn't bold well for
finding a strong leader. The GOP needs leaders right now and I'm not going
to be splitting my ticket for those who stick their finger in the wind and only
want to win elections.I too have met Mr. Owens...good
So Mia Love will win by 30 points rather than 40 points. What's the
difference? Owens is a stay-at-home Dad with hardly any political credentials
other than being the son of a former Congressman. Big deal. The fact that he has
a "D" behind his political affiliation will insure his loss this
And coming from Detroit where only those with a "D" behind their name
were elected...I will go for the "R" any day.
I am generally an R leaning independent. However I strongly believe that Utah is
not well served by having a Congressional delegation all of the same party, R or
D. The state needs eyes and ears on both sides of the aisle to represent us in
party caucus meetings, otherwise we have no voice were many decisions are made
on legislative content, which bills make it to the floor etc. Voters should
seriously consider candidates from both parties, beyond the letter behind their
name, including how the state will best be represented. I will be voting for
Mr. Owens for many reasons, only one of which is to have a voice in "that
other" caucus. It is in the best interest of the state I love.
Let me translate "Mia Love's "vulnerabilities."The
usual Democrat campaign tactic is to engage in personal attacks and misrepresent
the positions and experience of Republicans, especially conservatives.The mere thought of a strong, conservative, black Republican woman in Congress
is a real threat to the powerful Democrats who depend on convincing minorities
that only Democrat "free stuff" programs will help them. They cannot
allow Mia Love to be elected because she would be such a threat to them, just by
being there.Ironically, if Mia Love was running as a Democrat, we
could be sure that they would claim that anyone who would not vote for her was
some sort of racist.
The usual Republican campaign tactic is to engage in personal attacks and
misrepresent the positions and experience of Democrats.Excellent
To quote Gomer Pyle, "Surprise, Surprise, Surprise." A liberal polling
firm coming out with these results. Geez, who would have thought. I went to
this company's web site and found that their political clients, with the
exception of Ben Nighthorse Campbell (who started life as a Democrat) were all
Democrats. It was a who's who of Democrat candidates over the last 30
years.My guess that the margin in real life is 25% or more. Owens
shouldn't be crowing so much. He's going to get stomped.
Owens is the best choice to further the Obama policies and record for
"fundamentally transforming America." After all, everybody knows that
the historical values, ideals, and traditions of America are outdated and need
changing. Good progressive Democrats like Owens, Reid, Pelosi, and Obama are the
best people to bring about such fundamental change and do away with the nonsense
of American exceptionalism once and for all. Please vote for Owens because the
Democrats have the answer -- the evidence is in the great things America has
accomplished in the last six years since the Democrats have gained control of
the Presidency and the Senate. Go Owens!
Political polling is a partisan, biased, and wholly non trustworthy source of
information. I used to work for a market research firm and there was a huge
difference between true unbiased research and political research. Political
polling is usually about convincing the respondent to think a certain way versus
trying to find out what they independently think. Political polling is usually
about moving a campaign agenda - not really research at all.
These comments are so old and tired. Only Republicans win (Wasn't Jim a D?)
I'm his neighbor and I don't support most of his views but he heard my
issues and we had some common ground. As for the all republicans / mormons win,
that's coming to an end. This state is in a state of transformation,
especially Salt Lake. Let's just focus on getting someone who has
leadership experience, wants what we want as the "governed" and hold
their feet to the fire. I know both candidates (at arms length Owens from our
neighborhood and Mia from her time as Mayor of Saratoga) and they both have good
traits and ideas but I support Mia for her willingness to break the molds and
stereotypes and try to simplify government and move us towards more freedom
instead of all of this regulatory nonsense and government in every aspect of our
lives. When are we going to have intelligent debate instead of name calling,
labeling and hurling old noise at candidates instead? Too much real work needs
to get done, stop wasting time regurgitating old political fodder.Wait, here come the trolls to call me uninformed.
Owens and his team are racists and they probably only polled racists. If they
aren't racists, then they hate women and are only running so that Mia Love
will have to stay home with her family. Anybody who disagrees with that is a
racist who hates women.
Deep vulnerabilitiesAren’t they talking about Owens’
party affiliation? I know of no greater disability / vulnerability than
that.“But after voters were read brief biographies of each
candidate that did not include party affiliation…”Why
are they trying to hide what Owens is? And who wrote the biographies?“Owens said he expects a boost in fundraising from the new poll
numbers”This is just a fund-raising stunt. I guess
that’s what dems do now to raise funds, make up far-fetched fantasiesOn the other handI think Utah is MUCH better served by the GOP
than MD is by the dems.It was BO and harry that shut down the
government. The house passed bills to keep it open, harry would not allow a
vote. CF Mom,So if there was too much iron in your water,
you’d add arsenic to have balance?There you go againTrouble reading? pretty sure you have it backwards
I'll happily endorse the first one that has a practical, good idea.I'm serious. I've done some reading on each of the candidates
and can't say that either one has an original idea, just platitudes.So my endorsement is up for grabs. Supports of either candidate are
welcomed to chime in and pass along a practical, workable idea that your
candidate is passionate about.
@coleman51:"Owens is a stay-at-home Dad with hardly any political
credentials other than being the son of a former Congressman"No,
Owens was accepted to Yale Law School and has decades of experience and a good
reputation. He was a stay at home dad for 3 years while his wife did her
pediatrician residency. Personally, I consider that a plus.