Mia Love vs Doug Owens in CD4: A Competitive, Vapid Campaign

Campaigns are about choice and distinctions between candidates, and in the CD4, both Democrat Doug Owens and Republican Mia Love have done a great job, jointly, in defining the choice without discussing a single specific issue. With my campaign consultant hat on, I see this as a brilliant move by both campaigns.  Love is running away from her own 2012 Tea Party campaign, and Owens is running away from national Democratic Party positions, much like Jim Matheson did.  Both are strategically good moves for the respective campaigns. The first debate…