Mia Love, Mia Love, Mia Love.

Mia Love this, Mia Love that.

For those living outside of Utah, maybe you’re asking yourself, “Who/What is this Mia Love this dude’s talking about?”

Mia Love (Photo Source: Wikipedia)

Mia Love is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and she’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Utah’s 4th District against incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson — an incumbent who has a “D” next to his name, but with his Blue Dog Democrat voting ways he could easily be the one with an “R” next to it instead of Mia Love if he were to live in some other states.

Mia Love has been attracting a lot of attention lately.  She gained a national spotlight as a speaker at the Republican National Convention a few weeks ago.  A couple of days ago, I happened to be sitting in a car during the morning hours and the radio happened to be tuned to KSL Radio — the local LDS Church-owned station — and heard a woman talking in a fairly heated fashion with host Doug Wright, treating Wright like he was a bit of an enemy combatant.  The woman on a bit of a rant was Mia Love.  And if you’ve ever listened to Doug Wright, you’d know that — while he does his best to be fair and balanced in his opinions — it’s no secret that his political views lean to the right.

And that’s fine.  At least I know he seems to make a genuine effort to be truly “fair and balanced.”  I can respect him for that.

In the bit of the exchange between Mia Love and Doug Wright, Mia came across to me as quite the battler, not about to back down.  Maybe it was because there’s been some attention given to her family’s immigration history and whether it’s all true, and if it’s true and she’s being questioned about it unfairly because of political motivations then I’d be among the first to say “shame” on anyone using dirty campaign tricks.

But if Mia Love is somehow glorifying her own family’s personal history in an unfactual way just to earn political points for herself — as has been reported by a national news outlet recently — then I’d be among the first to say “shame” on her.

Now, stories are starting to come out from Mia Love’s campaign that she’s been the target of racist attacks with a package sent to her containing fliers, images of a hooded Ku Klux Klan character, and images of aborted fetuses.  Again, her Democratic opposition is getting some blame for that.  But this is one story that just doesn’t make a lick of sense to me.  Why would anyone opposed to her candidacy use that kind of tactic?  Why would anyone on the Democratic side send her photos of aborted fetuses?  It’s not like Mia Love is pro-choice, she’s pro-life.  Images of aborted fetuses sent to a pro-life candidate?  What would be the Democratic motivation behind that?

That’s a part of this story that smells fishy.

But that’s what we have in this “crazy season” known as the home stretch to a huge election day.  Things get wild, anyone who’s observed politics even somewhat closely for any length of time knows that.

This “crazy season” is turning into a real doozy.  Is it any wonder why our political system is a bit messed up?

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