Mitt Romney holds campaign rally for Mia Love

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  • abrady murray, UT
    Oct. 10, 2014 1:00 p.m.

    The reason not to like her from the conservative and the liberal side has to do with the fact that she is cut from the tea party cloth. She will not have a discussion about making real progress and views her policies as principles, not policies. That means that she will be the same as our current bunch of representatives and waste her time voting on things that mean nothing because they can't pass the senate and even if they did they would get vetoed.

    Now I understand that there are a bunch of people in the republican party that support this policy. The Chaffetz crowd. He thinks he has been productive by voting many many times to repeal Affordable Care. That has gotten us nowhere. But, congratulations on sticking to your principles.

    We are going to get more of that from Mia Love. I voted my principles but got nothing done. Let's stop talking about policies as principles and be practical legislators. This will continue to hurt the Republican Party and conservatives in general if we send this type of politician to Washington.

  • Clydesdale Tooele, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:11 p.m.

    Doesn't make sense. Very weird. Remember, Mittens was a big fan of Bob Bennett too (now lobbying for Common Core). Also supports Hatch (who helped bring you the judge who made gay marriage in Utah legal). Big gov't Republicans, the whole lot. If Mitt supports her, stay the heck away!

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 4:41 p.m.

    It would be nice if Mia would answer a few questions about where she stands on the issues, but she was to busy fundraising for that.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 9, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    @ Marxist. Obama rescued American capitalism??? Now that's a good one! What Obama has done is to explode American socialism, not capitalism! Ever hear of re-distribution where the government forces one group of citizens to work for that which they will not receive so another group can receive that for which they did not work? Obama's legacy! We used to call it slavery but now its called "social justice".

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2014 3:43 p.m.

    Mister J: I have heard her speak, in person and on TV. She isan excellent speaker. The major networks didn't show her speech at the GOP national convention because it would have undermined their efforts to reelect Obama. They shamelessly suspended live coverage of the convention during her speech and others; substituting instead their own commentators claiming "This is not who the Republicans are" instead of giving voters a chance to hear and decide for themselves.

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 2:17 p.m.

    People always say "focus on the issues"...

    Re: Irony Guy: thank you! That is a real issue of interest for me with kids approaching college (tuition) age!

    I'm guessing that is a GOP ideal, because Mia does not really have any idea's of her own. I wish more people understood that heading to the polls.

  • kolob1 sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 2:16 p.m.

    Billy Bob's comments belong in the Politburo. His judgement is validated by only one principle, far right dogma. He need to study the Bible more. Liberals don't hate Mia Love for what she espouses, which is very little. If they hate Mia Love it is because of supporters likes Billy Bob. A prime example.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 2:11 p.m.

    Not sure what to say, but want to say something, so...

    (fill in Mitt joke here)(fill in Mia joke here)

    "Thank you for voting Republican.... again!"

  • kolob1 sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    Mia Love will be an embarrassment to Utah Republicans. The Black caucus will see that she changes her positions or they will ignore her. The white republicans will ignore her or just use her. The campaign money from out of state will dry up after she has been elected and then she will forced to seek funds elsewhere. She is already hooked on the fundraising aspect of politics and that will be her downfall. Most of the money she has collected to date has been wasted.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 2:07 p.m.

    "Mia Love is the democrat's worse nightmare, a conservative, black woman."

    It's a voters view on issues that matters most and if she's just a clone of the other tea partiers in that regard, her race doesn't make a difference.

    @Billy Bob
    " She dares to be a Conservative because she actually thinks for herself"

    For conservatives once the talk radio hosts speak the thinking has been done. (By the way, I don't seriously mean that, at least not for all conservatives.)

    " is not a slave to liberal ideology and empty and dishonest rhetoric."

    You invoke slavery with regards to liberals (why do some conservatives always do that when talking about black liberals?) and then mention dishonest rhetoric?

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    Mia Love wants to discontinue federal aid to college students, even though she took such aid for herself to get through college.

    Why is it ok for her but not for others?

    If higher education is the key to success in this country, why does Ms Love want to make it significantly harder for people to pay for it?

    This is a serious issue on which Ms Love demonstrates not only illogic but downright hypocrisy.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 1:47 p.m.

    Mia Love will be a breath of fresh air in the House of Representatives. Progressives are apoplectic when they sense she may win and pare down the Beltway Establishment. Maybe if she can get enough like-minded allies, the Washington Beltway won't have 8 of the highest-income counties in the country. Power to the people, not the Establishment!

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 1:30 p.m.

    Run Mitt Run!

    We need a real leader....something we haven't seen in Washington in years.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    ....Yeah, because Marxism has proved to be such an effective economic system. Ha Ha Ha! Obama rescued capitalism. Ha ha ha.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    GaryO, if you are a moderate, then so is Van Jones.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 12:14 p.m.

    Re: Mountanman " More evidence America elected the wrong man!"

    Obama rescued American capitalism. I don't know I can ever forgive him for that. But you should have some gratitude.

    As for Love, she has no grasp of any issue, apart from her ideology.

  • MormonForever St George, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:52 a.m.

    I think Mia will be great. Happy to support her.

  • Florwood American Fork, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    DonO, I'm not convinced that Owens is getting any traction in this election. He's just another white, middle aged male, pleasant enough but nothing about him that makes him stick out. I don't believe he will attract enough of the lazy middle in Utah to get elected.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    "So what's wrong with abolishing the Department of Education along with the Department's of Energy, Interior and the EPA. Let the states keep the money and use in to serve the people and not a lot of Washington big spending Know Nothings."

    What's wrong with it?

    Well . . . the "Washington big spending Know Nothings" actually know a lot MORE than the Rush-Limbaugh-worshiping, State-rightist know-it-alls.

    They just don't realize their OBVIOUS limitations, because they've allowed themselves to be immersed in Right Wing lies, exaggerations and faulty logic for so long.

    They don't even want to know how to think for themselves anymore. It's just too hard.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:39 a.m.

    She has no ideas of her own...only those which she is "commanded" to offer.
    Pfffft.....

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    His campaigns haven't fared so well. Hopefully it rubs off on Mia's.

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    To quote a famous movie line when a liberal asked Mia Love, "Who are you?"

    Her response, "I am your worst nightmare!"

    That is all I need to fully support her.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:35 a.m.

    The blind leading the blind

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:26 a.m.

    Hey bc1050 - "Utah will have our first black women congress person... Now we will see just how tolerant Liberals are."

    As a Moderate, I can’t speak for Liberals, but Liberals have NEVER been tolerant of transparently bad governance. Why should they be?

    And another token black person on the Koch Brother’s payroll does not equate to proof of Conservative forward thinking, does it?

    Mia Love will be another Clarence Thomas, voting the way she’s told.

    . . . Nothing exceptional there.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:16 a.m.

    Democrats in red states are panicking about Obama showing up to campaign for them (i.e. Mark Udall-Co, Mary Landrieu- La, Max Baucus-Mt, "Comedian” Al Franken-MN, Kay Hagan-NC, Tom Harkin-IA, et al) while Romney is welcome to campaign for ANY conservative running! More evidence America elected the wrong man!

  • Thats what I thought South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:16 a.m.

    Please. Anybody but Mia Love. We can do better Utah. Much better.

  • GHaley SLC, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    Watch the Love v. Owens debate next Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Make an informed voting decision on who to vote for after listening to where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to you. Celebrity endorsements are fine, but they don't provide give you any information on where the cadidates stand on the important issues. It is kind of condesending, "vote for Mia Love because she is a repubican...". Find out where she stands on the issues and where Doug Owens stands on the issues and then decide who actually try and get something done in Washington that will help the people of Utah.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Chihuahua, 00
    Oct. 9, 2014 11:05 a.m.

    I voted for Constiution Party candidate weeks ago. Mia Love is too Much of a neocon and Doug Owens is nothing more than an Obama cheer leader.

  • bc1050 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:58 a.m.

    Mia Love will make wonderful Conservative representative for the state of Utah.

  • bc1050 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:53 a.m.

    Utah will have our first black women congress person... Now we will see just how tolerant Liberals are.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    Mitt's campaigning for her? That's irrelevant. It's Mitt! Get his name in the paper.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    I listened to her interview with Napier-Pearce at the Salt Lake Tribune. Love's answers were all tightly scripted, IMO, and rehearsed. I listened to about half of it, and couldn't stand to listen to any more. What happens to Love when she has to go off script? The debate (only one?) with Owens should be interesting.

  • Jim Cobabe Provo, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:25 a.m.

    In a familiar tactic common to negative campaign ads, Love's detractors seem to be planning to decry her plotting the murder Big Bird.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:22 a.m.

    I really wish I had a candidate I WANTED to vote for. I don't like Love. I don't like Matheson. What a shame we don't have qualified candidates in this race.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    Amazing analysis by liberals. Mia won't talk about the issues, they say thus she doesn't know anything.

    Hillary playbook, don't talk about the issues, liberals delight and extoll her virtues as a future president.

  • Billy Bob Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 9:45 a.m.

    Liberals can't help but hate her. "How dare she be a Conservative when she is a black woman? All black people are supposed to belong to us" is how they act. The answer is simple. She dares to be a Conservative because she actually thinks for herself and has realized that conservative values are what is best for everybody in America. It is best for blacks, it is best for whites, it is best for Hispanics, it is best for all other races (I have limited space don't want to miss any so I took the short cut), it is best for men, it is best for women, etc, etc, etc (I could go on, but again I have limited space). So the real question liberals are asking is "how dare she think for herself?" Or, if they were really honest with themselves they would think, "How dare she step off the figurative plantation that we have created for black people?" And the answer is again simple, because she thinks for herself and is not a slave to liberal ideology and empty and dishonest rhetoric.

  • Richard Larson Galt, CA
    Oct. 9, 2014 9:44 a.m.

    Photo #1 of Mia & Willard pressing the flesh,
    she looks rather bored with it all doesn't she.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    Mia Love is not the shoo in many believe she'll be. True, she has name recognition, big bucks and lots of star power behind her but Owens is a strong, intelligent fair-minded candidate who has a very real chance of winning this thing. This one is fun to watch.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    Mitt's campaigning for her? One more reason, among many, to support and vote for her.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    My next door neighbors best friends cousin once attended a rally that she didn't like. I have to agree with her, even though I wasn't there.

  • Mister J Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    One of my buddies heard her speak & was less than impressed... He thought she was using the cliff notes version of a Chaffetz diatribe.

    I agree w/ There You Go Again. A coworker thinks she is being used as pawn by the powers that be here in Zion for "demographic reasons"

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 8:29 a.m.

    It's always about throwing rocks at each other because of Rs and Ds isn't it?

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    So what's wrong with abolishing the Department of Education along with the Department's of Energy, Interior and the EPA. Let the states keep the money and use in to serve the people and not a lot of Washington big spending Know Nothings.

  • bullet56 Olympia, WA
    Oct. 9, 2014 7:57 a.m.

    It is a very civil race when the "worst it has been" was to run a sound bit from Ms. Loves last failed campaign where she said she would cut student aid and abolish the dept of education. More telling is her comment that she did not want to talk about that, it was too negative. The GOP runs on negativity. As for the Lt. Gov suggesting that it would be good if Mitt ran again in 2016, I agree. It would be very good for the Democrat running against him, again.

  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 7:43 a.m.

    A candidate that won't answer any questions? But for low effort thinking Republicans that is a good thing. Right? Nothing to research, nothing to study. Just sound bites like Fox News.

    Well Utah will get what they deserve if they don't ask hard questions.

    And what about her flip flop about education? Doesn't anyone care? I sure do!

  • Thom Beaver, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 7:19 a.m.

    Obama, Pelosi, and Reid don’t support her? One more reason, among many, to support and vote for her.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 7:17 a.m.

    When you are an r running for office in UTAH, you don't have to answer questions...

    Your election is a sure thing.

    After her coronation, she will be subjected to the same treatment r's gave President Obama after his election...

    Right?

  • On the other hand Riverdale, MD
    Oct. 9, 2014 5:38 a.m.

    She doesn't want to answer questions about where she stands politically. She is scared to debate the tough issues with her opponent. Those should be big huge red flags to voters.

  • Westy Sheboygan, WI Sheboygan, WI
    Oct. 9, 2014 5:35 a.m.

    Mia Love is the democrat's worse nightmare, a conservative, black woman. She will win and represent her Utah district well. A victory for Republican candidates is a victory for America.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 4:52 a.m.

    Mitt's campaigning for her? One more reason, among many, not to support or vote for her.

  • MonitorTheGovernment Midvale, UT
    Oct. 9, 2014 1:05 a.m.

    abrady,

    Mia has said many times that she'll join the Congressional Black Caucus. So it sounds like she's more than willing to work across party lines.

    What I want to know is whether Doug Owens will be a radical, extreme environmentalist like his late father, Wayne Owens. If so, then I have absolutely no interest in supporting him.

  • abrady murray, UT
    Oct. 8, 2014 10:57 p.m.

    Probably the same way the responded to Republican (and now contributor to Fox News) Representative Allen West from Florida, by accepting her. That is if she wants to join (unlikely given the primarily Democratic make up of the Caucus, and her distaste for ideas that don't align with her own).

  • Harrison Bergeron Holladay , UT
    Oct. 8, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    I cannot wait to see how the Congressional Black Caucus reacts to Mia if she is elected.