Mia Love: Romney showed us what he can do

U.S. House candidate on GOP nominee's debate performance


This is a rush transcript from "Your World," October 4, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST OF "YOUR WORLD": Overnight, Mitt Romney really has become a Latter Day Saint.

The once hurting Mormon is now soaring. The Republican congressional candidates now suddenly smiling, including this woman, who hopes to topple a Democratic incumbent, Mia Love. She became an overnight rock star at the Republican Convention last month and she is back with me today.

Tomorrow, by the way, we will have Mia's opponent, Democrat Jim Matheson, on the show, fair and balanced.

But, Mia, you were one of those who said, no, I'm not running away from the top of this ticket and I'm still confident about the prospects for the top of the ticket. I'm paraphrasing from your last visit. More so now? How do you feel?

MIA LOVE (R), UTAH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: Oh, I think Mitt Romney showed the world what I already knew, that he is well qualified for this job.

I mean, last night, we saw two clear different directions of these presidents and what they want to accomplish, especially when they asked what the proper role of government was. Obama went on and on and on, a laundry list of things that he felt like government was in charge of. And Mitt Romney simply said it's protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, allowing people to have opportunities for them to create jobs through a private sector and independence and liberty.

I thought it was wonderful.

CAVUTO: Mia, do you think that a debate can change a whole race, though?

The argument is that he certainly has a much more positive sentiment coming his way. He heard from the big money backers he has more money coming his way. But he's got some serious needles to move. Karl Rove says maybe they're not nearly as damaging needles as we were led to believe, but that he still has an uphill fight.

Do you agree with that?

LOVE: Here's what I agree with.

I do agree that the debates actually make the challenger -- or makes the incumbent, excuse me, have to explain their position. It is the same area that I'm in with my opponent. He supports Barack Obama. He supports -- he voted for the $787 billion stimulus. He voted for card check, Cash for Clunkers, he voted the against the repeal of ObamaCare.

He has to answer those. Not only do you have to do that. But you have to find a way after that to provide solutions for the problems that we face. And Obama is in the same position that my opponent is.

My opponent supports him. And they're just two peas in a pod. And I'm -- you know, I think that people are starting to see that not only can you -- you're running away from your own record, but you don't even have any solutions. You're incapable of creating solutions for the problems that we have in this country.

CAVUTO: Have you campaigned with Governor Romney?

LOVE: I have gone out and been a surrogate for him. I helped out in Nevada.

We are going this weekend to help out in Ohio. So we are really excited. I'm in essence trying to run two campaigns and I think that this is what we're going to have to do to save this country.

CAVUTO: All right, we shall watch closely.

Thank you, Mia Love, the U.S. congressional candidate.

LOVE: Thank you. Thank you, Neil.

CAVUTO: All right.

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