Mia Love, Jason Chaffetz drawing new attention to Utah at GOP convention

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    I may not agree with everything that Representative Chaffetz says and does but he is willing to go out there and if he believes that there should be change, he goes after it. He gets elected by his constituents who know what type of person with principles, he is. Mia Love has had a tough job in a city that has grown a lot, which does bring higher taxes. That isn't just the increase in city but also county taxes in a time when the federal government has been withdrawing some of their direct support for programs to counties, cities and states. New housing, subdivisions and development requires services and utilities to be provided, even with user fees applied. We need good people as mayors, county commissioners, etc. They get enough hassles in their jobs at their place of employment and as city council and mayor elected officials for all of us.

    Thanks to all candidates that put themselves on the line each and every day, giving their skills and expertise to our cities, states and nation. What a blessing that the people who always find some good in each and every day and in the people who serve

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Aug. 31, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    How lame are all these left-libs with tired criticism of anything fresh and "right". How tired and boring you all have become. But wait, when have these folks ever been otherwise! Tired, boring, frustrated with anything related to your worn-out, failed left-lib philosophies and this tired, worn-out, failed administration.

  • ClarkHippo Tooele, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 1:58 p.m.


    The only people making Mia Love's race and gender an issue are the left, especially those who are going to the Internet and calling her the most derogatory and offensive names imaginable.

    If a conservative commentator said even a tenth of the things liberals are saying about Mia Love right now, they would be fired at the drop of a hat.

  • firstamendment Lehi, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    I live here in Utah County where Mia love leads like no other. I've never known a better person, and hope she never becomes a typical politician. She can help change our Country. You can tell that the Liberals really hate her, and wish she would go away. And I think it is very sad that they hacked into her web and called her racial epithets and said she "sold out" to the party of big business

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    4601 they both used teleprompters. The things were visible in the corners of your TV screen.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 12:16 p.m.

    "while reducing the city's shortfall (deficit)."

    By dramatically increasing property taxes.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 11:06 a.m.

    They are outstanding, but the mainstream press has ignored them along with Condi Rice. They don't use a teleprompter and do not fit the liberal campaign image of white males. The NYT has been embarrassing in their lack of coverage. Those who deny media bias must still think the sun revolves around the earth.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Isn't it interesting that those obsessed with Mia Love's skin color are those opposed to her, not her supporters.

    Mia Love is proof that conservatives really do judge others "not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." She would be equally admired if she were fair haired and blonde, and equally and passionately committed to freedom, self reliance and limited government.

    Jason Chaffetz really is serving Utah (and the entire country) by working hard to get Mitt Romney elected. We need to change the direction our country is moving, and getting rid of Obama and his liberal cronies is the utmost priority. Until that is done, we cannot fix the wasteful spending, failed programs, bloated government and endless borrowing.

    Well done to Mia Love and Jason Chaffetz! They are outstanding examples of what makes Utah, and the United States great.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    BYUalum said: Jason Chaffetz has been a tireless worker for Mitt Romney in Tampa and all over the United States. Thanks Jason for your great effort. On to victory! Romney-Ryan 2012!

    True, true, unfortunately he should be working for Utah Tirelessly NOT Mit, Ya see when Utah elects someone They should do their job. Jason votes along party lines 94% of the time and absent for 4 more percent, phoning it in is Not what he was elected to do.

    Kissing up to mit in hopes of a cushy job should be degrading, but perhaps he understands the business world of Mit.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 7:24 a.m.

    liberate: "She is the mayor of a small town in Utah who has done nothing yet other than break some stereotypes."

    Have you been asleep? Do you not give her any credit at all for the work she has done in Saratoga Springs?

    In her six years on the city council and almost four years as mayor, the population of the town increased almost 20-fold. She and the other city council members managed the growth of infrastructure to change from a farming town to a small city while reducing the city's shortfall (deficit). Her time as mayor has been completely during the economic problems we've seen during the last four years but her city has thrived during that time.

    At least be honest in your criticism and give some credit where credit is due. It's easy to sit on the sidelines doing nothing yourself and accuse others of doing nothing. But she has not only done something but done it very well. There are few people who could have managed Saratoga Springs as effectively during the last four years as Mia Love did.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 6:35 a.m.

    Jason Chaffetz has been a tireless worker for Mitt Romney in Tampa and all over the United States. Thanks Jason for your great effort. On to victory!

    Romney-Ryan 2012!

  • liberate Sandy, UT
    Aug. 30, 2012 12:16 a.m.

    Can people please stop talking about Mia Love? She is the mayor of a small town in Utah who has done nothing yet other than break some stereotypes. It's amazing to me that the GOP and others don't want to make this about race and yet all they talk about is those within the party because of their race. Would Mia Love be getting any airtime whatsoever if she were not African American? I showed her speech to some friends not from Utah who support Romney and they all thought it was juvenile.

    If she goes on to beat Matheson, and then is successful in that role and beyond, I will give her her due. Until then, she is just another small time candidate with big ambitions. No harm in having dreams but no need to roll out the red carpet just yet either.