Skip to comments.Did America Just Dodge the Next Sarah Palin?
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:13:10 PM PST by olcurmudgeon
Mia Love was supposed to be the first black Republican woman in Congress.
The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Love was the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, a recently-incorporated, fast-growing suburb of Salt Lake City.
She had a newly redrawn Congressional district that put six-term Congressman Jim Matheson, a Blue Dog Democrat and a member of a politically prominent Utah Mormon family, in a precarious position.
She had a big-time spot as a speaker at the Republican National Convention.
She had Republican All-Stars like Condoleeza Rice, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Mitt Romney raising money and programming robocalls for her.
And shed even been the star of one of those new Im a Mormon LDS Church public relations campaign videos.
The Salt Lake Tribunes pollsters gave Love a 12-point lead on November 2.
But against the odds, Jim Matheson held onto his seat, as Love failed to launch her Congressional career.
(Excerpt) Read more at religiondispatches.org ...
I think Mia suffered from a Mitt backlash.
If she runs next time, she will win.
Next time. With Sarah Palin. :D
message to Mia Love:
its O.K. Mia; we learn by our failures; and you will too; expect to see you in another campaign
“There was the Libertarian candidate who drew away 5,000 votestwice as many as Mathesons 2646-vote margin of victory.”
Mia dont run opposite a WHITE+ MORMON+ MALE from a Mormon royalty family next time...
FOUR strikes against you...
Mia Love is still young, she’ll be back. And yes, she would make a far better candidate to Congress than plenty of people nowadays would.
Real simple, as conservative as she was she was a black FEMALE, running against a prominent MALE “priesthood holder”. Both are LDS. All all things being equal, Mormons will vote for a male LDS over a female.
There are still a lot of LDS who hold pre-1978 views about blacks too.
Had the Dem been a ‘gentile’ (non-Mormon) she would have won.
Leading to the question: do you have a problem with whites, Mormons, or males?
If she runs next time, she will win.
Next time. With Sarah Palin. :D
She looks wonderful
Tell her to come to TN...
Conservative women certainly have a “glow’, don’t they?
Librel womyn have down-deep “nasty” they just can’t hide.
You bet they do, they absoutly melt me.
Very true. I think it is because conservative women have a positive outlook, while liberal/socialist/democrat women (take your pick) have a very negative outlook. That translates into their outward appearance, manner, etc. Hey, as conservatives we know there are things wrong here, but we also know we can fix them. That’s a positive attitude, and it shows.
Nothing says “Dem win” like a Clintonian plurality....
Not to be dismissive about the whole thing, but Mrs. Love is quite attractive. This is a trend for Conservative women.
liberal womyn get made ugly by their hate — even the ones that started out attractive.
Conservative women reject hate (as do all Conservatives) — thus they retain their beauty.
In accordance with democrat talking points about those who oppose theOne, it needs to be said that those who voted against Love (and West) were doing so as racists.
Have you see Hillary lately? sheesh! Hillary's starting to make Helen Thomas look almost attractive... almost!
“And Loves own extreme and simplistic positions, including her move to defund Social Security, the Department of Education, federally-subsidized education grants and guaranteed loans, and even federal grants to local police forces.”
Except for defunding Social Security (it needs to be changed, not killed), these are all excellent and necessary ideas.
That is very important to remember, I need to remember that more when I delve into the depths of my hate when I think or discuss Ubama and his ilk.
>>Have you see Hillary lately? sheesh! Hillary’s starting to make Helen Thomas look almost attractive... almost!<<
There MAY BE a handful of women who can pull off the long hair after 50 look. hillary is NOT one of them.
Most mature women who let their hair grow long look as ridiculous as guys with bald heads and gray ponytails. Even when they color it.
what an evil spirit.....
>>That is very important to remember, I need to remember that more when I delve into the depths of my hate when I think or discuss Ubama and his ilk.<<
Appropriately-placed disgust and disdain is not the same as hate.
liberals only know hate: hate for races, hate for sexes, hate for themselves, hate for people who dare to think independently, hate for people who do not agree with them.
You mean you think Romney's near 50 point margin of victory in Utah wasn't quite enough to pull her across the finish line?
If there was one state there wasn't any "Mitt backlash", it was Utah.
Sadly, Mia lost all on her own.
It’s odd and sad that all the “next Sarah Palin’s” are all women. Where are all the courageous and morally upright men? We get stuck with Patreus, Graham, Romney and Scott Brown.
FOUR strikes against you...
You are so full of garbage.
Mia lost because of Salt Lake County, which is majority non-Mormon. A Democrat won the county mayor slot there as well.
She totally cleaned Matheson’s clock in the Mormon strongholds like Utah county, where she got over 70 percent of the vote.
Instead of spouting off your predictable vile dribble, next time actually do some research.
Take your anti-mormon obsession back to the Colofornian pit from whence you came.
And Matheson barely held onto his seat, this is the closest election he’s ever had.
The district sounds liberal, if Utah is normally conservative, and Love was conservative (I assume, I don’t know about the race or the district), and you point out that the district is more libertarian, then that means that they are to the left of Love and lean more to the democrats on social issues and the border.
Libertarians seems to have wrecked everything except the dems plans for the wreck of America
Thinking hard about it, I am probably slightly more libertarian on social issues and more conservative on fiscal issues and defense. Either we are going to have to join up with libertairians or hunt em down like dogs before next election.
That’s what third parties are for; diluting the conservative vote.
I am telling you without a doubt, what we have done has caused our defeat.
We have unemployed enough Americans that we have lost more than 50%.
Granted it was against a Mormon, but then it was Obama.
This is a very, very big problem.
What is needed is a turn away from buying everything International, and a return to buying American.
Let me say that again:
What we need to do is move away from globalizing, and move toward moving more and more production back to America.
geez read the whole article - the campaign was a mess - three managers, she was not around for a “major fire” and other city problems. Then in the debates she wanted to end social security and department of education. No chance mothers vote for killing education dept. Who preps these candidates?
Emperor Palpatine disagrees with you my FReind. Lol
BTW Matheson is probably more conservative than many of the West and East coast RINO’s...
Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken, about a great many things...
*chills* obozo is way too close to Emperor Palpatine — Lucas (a freaking lib btw) was prescient in so many ways.
I spent a week in Utah in Mid Oct. Lots of negative ads on TV against Love, did not see many pro Love ads? Looks like a lot of help from the DNC to make sure she was defeated.
In Utah? Seriously the 6th district is mainly Salt Lake City which leans Democrat.
I keep that in mind when I see the evil rising in this world. Truth is always more beautiful than deceit.
Two Republicans lost in Arizona, also, where Libertarians took 6% of the vote in both races. And someone commented on another thread that a fourth was lost in the Midwest (can't remember where).
Right now anyone who was in that 6% better keep it to themselves, lots are less happy with them than with nobama.
By next election we better figure out how to get them to re-join us or we join them, if it isn’t already too late.
The Dems keep trashing beautiful, couragous, kind, intelligent conservative women. They do this as they tell their constituent women that they are nothing more than sex objects. So the GOP says that R’s need to act more like the D’s.
No thanks. I’ll continue to respect Sarah, Mia and FReeper women for what they truly are: Beautiful, couragous, kind, intelligent and conservative!
Mia Love was run by Establishment RINO’s.
She meant well.
Palin tried to reach out to the Love Campaign, even advertised their money bomb, but the idiotards running the Romney Campaign told Love to stay away from Palin.
The Establishmentards running Love told her to keep Palin away. The result? The Libertarians walked off with the Movement Conservative vote.
We will stop worry about the Libertarians when we start running Reagan Conservatives again and stop running RINOS.
With all the Mormon back and forth talk, has it been mentioned that Mia Love is, herself, a Mormon?
Fascinating, too, that her “I’m a Mormon” video entry in that advertising campaign has been changed to private on Youtube.
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