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Did America Just Dodge the Next Sarah Palin?
Religion Dispatches ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Joanna Brooks

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 she’d even been the star of one of those new “I’m a Mormon” LDS Church public relations campaign videos.

The Salt Lake Tribune’s 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.

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TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: love; mialove; mormon; palin; ut2012; utah

1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:13:13 PM PST by olcurmudgeon
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To: olcurmudgeon

I think Mia suffered from a Mitt backlash.

If she runs next time, she will win.

Next time. With Sarah Palin. :D


2 posted on 11/13/2012 6:15:20 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: olcurmudgeon

message to Mia Love:

its O.K. Mia; we learn by our failures; and you will too; expect to see you in another campaign


3 posted on 11/13/2012 6:17:18 PM PST by Wuli
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To: olcurmudgeon

“There was the Libertarian candidate who drew away 5,000 votes—twice as many as Matheson’s 2646-vote margin of victory.”

Duh!


4 posted on 11/13/2012 6:21:15 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith

Dream ticket:

Palin/Love


5 posted on 11/13/2012 6:22:15 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: olcurmudgeon

Mia dont run opposite a WHITE+ MORMON+ MALE from a Mormon royalty family next time...

FOUR strikes against you...


6 posted on 11/13/2012 6:22:42 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: olcurmudgeon

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.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 6:23:15 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: olcurmudgeon; Colofornian; greyfoxx39

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.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 6:25:23 PM PST by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Leading to the question: do you have a problem with whites, Mormons, or males?


9 posted on 11/13/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I think Mia suffered from a Mitt backlash.

If she runs next time, she will win.

Next time. With Sarah Palin. :D

You Betcha!


10 posted on 11/13/2012 6:26:46 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Bump!


11 posted on 11/13/2012 6:28:58 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: KC_Lion

She looks wonderful

classy lady...

Tell her to come to TN...


12 posted on 11/13/2012 6:31:30 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana; Cringing Negativism Network
I hope and Pray both of them goes to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave soon!

:D

Go Sarah!

Go Mia!


13 posted on 11/13/2012 6:35:02 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Conservative women certainly have a “glow’, don’t they?

Librel womyn have down-deep “nasty” they just can’t hide.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48
Conservative women certainly have a “glow’, don’t they?

You bet they do, they absoutly melt me.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 6:47:39 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: digger48

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.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 6:48:56 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: mrsmith

Nothing says “Dem win” like a Clintonian plurality....


17 posted on 11/13/2012 6:50:27 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: KC_Lion

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.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 6:59:31 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: digger48

GMTA! :)


19 posted on 11/13/2012 7:04:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: olcurmudgeon

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.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:57 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: freedumb2003
No kidding!

Have you see Hillary lately? sheesh! Hillary's starting to make Helen Thomas look almost attractive... almost!

21 posted on 11/13/2012 7:22:32 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“And Love’s 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.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:00 PM PST by mgpilot
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To: freedumb2003
Conservative women reject hate (as do all Conservatives) — thus they retain their beauty.

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.

23 posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:03 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Northern Yankee

>>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.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 7:27:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

what an evil spirit.....


25 posted on 11/13/2012 7:28:19 PM PST by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: olcurmudgeon
Love's candidacy was iffy at best. Matheson and his family are very popular in Utah, he has A rating from the NRA,he is seen as a fiscal conservative, he has been reelected 6 times despite repeated legislative attempts to redistrict him out, Utah has a strong libertarian presence in the district..what could go wrong?

26 posted on 11/13/2012 7:30:33 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: KC_Lion

>>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.

Quite different.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 7:30:54 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I think Mia suffered from a Mitt backlash.

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.

28 posted on 11/13/2012 7:35:18 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: olcurmudgeon

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.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 7:37:23 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: mrsmith
“There was the Libertarian candidate who drew away 5,000 votes—twice as many as Matheson’s 2646-vote margin of victory.”



Yep.

Mia's loss was heartbreaking.
30 posted on 11/13/2012 7:42:05 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Mia dont run opposite a WHITE+ MORMON+ MALE from a Mormon royalty family next time...

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.

31 posted on 11/13/2012 7:44:23 PM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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And Matheson barely held onto his seat, this is the closest election he’s ever had.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 7:50:37 PM PST by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: montanajoe

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.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 7:54:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: mrsmith

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.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 7:57:01 PM PST by X-spurt (It is time for OFF YOUR FEET and on the gravy-train)
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To: nascarnation

That’s what third parties are for; diluting the conservative vote.


35 posted on 11/13/2012 8:02:24 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: X-spurt

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.

Now.

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.

Now.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 8:04:41 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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?


37 posted on 11/13/2012 8:05:27 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: freedumb2003
Appropriately-placed disgust and disdain is not the same as hate.

Quite different.

Emperor Palpatine disagrees with you my FReind. Lol

Well, I guess that means the liberals took Palpatine's advice to heart.

38 posted on 11/13/2012 8:07:09 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ansel12
He presents an interesting challenge to the folks in the legislature, as pointed out by another poster there are a lot of liberals in Salt Lake City. What they have been trying to do in the past is to put as many libs in his district as possible to avoid unpleasant surprises in the other districts. It seems they have decided to sacrifice one district to the Dims to keep the others solid GOP.

BTW Matheson is probably more conservative than many of the West and East coast RINO’s...

39 posted on 11/13/2012 8:08:27 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: KC_Lion

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.


40 posted on 11/13/2012 8:58:10 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: olcurmudgeon

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.


41 posted on 11/13/2012 9:03:43 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I think Mia suffered from a Mitt backlash.

In Utah? Seriously the 6th district is mainly Salt Lake City which leans Democrat.

42 posted on 11/13/2012 10:17:12 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: KC_Lion
I keep thinking and praying that God's got his plan throughout all this garbage that we are forced to deal with daily.

I keep that in mind when I see the evil rising in this world. Truth is always more beautiful than deceit.

43 posted on 11/14/2012 3:44:42 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: X-spurt
Libertarians seems to have wrecked everything except the dems plans for the wreck of America

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).

44 posted on 11/14/2012 6:53:47 AM PST by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: CedarDave

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.


45 posted on 11/14/2012 7:19:18 AM PST by X-spurt (It is time for OFF YOUR FEET and on the gravy-train)
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To: olcurmudgeon

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!


46 posted on 11/14/2012 9:16:25 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

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.

Best,

Chris


47 posted on 11/14/2012 10:09:56 AM PST by section9
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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.


48 posted on 11/14/2012 1:04:13 PM PST by hrh40
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