I think Hatch has a right and a reason to be concerned about a Chaffetz
candidacy. He saw what happened to Bennett. He can easily visualize the same
thing happening to him. Sure, he could beat any Democrat who ran against him.
But I don't think he can get out of the convention this time. He has too much
baggage.Watch his votes over the next year. He will take on the
persona of a real "tea partier" but his inside negotiations will be
those of a man desperate not to lose an election.Senator Hatch, I
think its time you went on a mission.
Hatch is a good man, but has served too long and has "gone native"
with the power elites back in DC, and just wants to hang on to power and
prestige.I will never vote for Hatch again, even though I campaigned
for him in the past. He has turned RINO and no longer represents Utah's
conservative values.And, I don't buy his guff about how powerful he
is now as Senate Finance Committee Chairman. If he is that powerful, let's see
him slash federal spending and entitlement programs drastically between now and
the 2012 elections, not just talk about it.If he cannot do the job,
then definitely time to replace him with Chaffetz, or someone else. Anyone
Hatch moved to Utah from Pennsylvania. Chaffetz moved to Utah from wherever
else. Can't we find a decent senator from Utah.Oh yeah, looking at
possible candidates from the state government, the answer is no.
@CHS 85Actually, Chaffetz's stance on term limits is "let the
voters handle it." Which is how I see it, too.Are you sure you
want to give him three terms? I was thinking two. Then use him to knock out
Hatch, give him one term in the Senate, then vote in someone else. That'd be a
total of ten years in office for Chaffetz.As much as I like him, ten
years is plenty. Wouldn't want him going native.
Give me Chaffetz or Sandstrom.....I would vote for either over Orrin! He and
Bob are just a couple of RINO's!
I would vote for Jason for senate no question. Hatch has done his time and his
"cozyness" there like Bennett is more of a liability. Time for some
new, fresh, conservative blood !!!
What it boils down to is what has Hatch done in the best interest of UT vs. what
Chaffetz has done. Chaffetz seems to be more for the people and not the $$$ that
longer term senators seem to revere.
Go ahead run Jason, then you will lose all the way around and we will be done
with you. I am no fan of the GOP but I would vote for Hatch. As they say you
really don't vote for someone, you just vote against the other guy. J.C. is a
loud mouth, no nothing who has an extremely exaggerated opinion of himself. If
you elect Jason, our state will have 2 Jr Senators and we will never get
anything for this state. Of course the Bushies gave us so much.
"This," Kirkham explains, "is what we'll be looking for from
Hatch: Are you going to be putting forth laws that encourage employers to employ
and workers to work? Because that's what America needs."-----Translation:Will Hatch 1) push for more tax cuts for the richest 2% and
2) push for laws and regulations (or lack thereof) making it easier for the
richest 2% to make even more money. Both at the expense of the working middle
class.If Kirkham really believes what he says, he would have
supported Clinton: prosperity and balanced budgets.
I don't know much about Chaffetz, but this out-of-state CONSERVATIVE is kindly
asking you Utah folks to please replace Orrin Hatch with a conservative
senator!Thanks! (Muchas gracias.)
I think what Hatch said is that 3 terms are enough for someone who did not vote
in Utah's best interests. That certainly described Moss. Hatch, however, has
voted right and has been extremely effective for Utah and the U.S. In a system
based on seniority, we'd be foolish to turn him out to pasture.
@T.PartyRemember that Chaffetz is in his second term now. Will you
vote him out when he hits three?
It seems to me that they both need to move on. Honestly, these guys get in there
and get a taste of the power and it seems to become an overpowering drug for
them. They forget why they went in the first place, they forget that they
pledged to stay a limited amount of time, and they forget that they were
supposed to serve us! In the absence of term limits, we have an option, vote for
someone else! Anyone else! They will eventually get the message.
At least Chaffetz has already been trained by lobbyists and so knows where the
money comes from and what's expected. So he has that edge over other Hatch
I agree with BYR, I will definitely vote for whoever runs against them. Can't
stand Chaffetz, he annoys me much more than Hatch. SOMEONE ELSE STEP UP!
Seriously, I do not know who would be worse for Utah, Hatch or Chaffetz. Can we
not get a third choice, even it is 'none of the above'.
Hatch is busy writing songs about Ted Kennedy and giving rubber stamps to Obama
nominees. He is truly a Republican in name only. He can't be a Kennedy lap
dog and represent Utah and do what's best for the country at the same time.
I am not a registered republican, When I registered to vote, I registered for an
other party.I am going to change my affiliation so I can vote
against Chaffetz to become the republican nominee.
A little reminiscent to me of a younger Orrin Hatch in '76 going after the seat
of Frank Moss don't you think? It's time for a change! I think Hatch has lost
touch with his constituents. Oh wait that's what he accused Moss of in '76.
It's true you've been there too long Hatch. If I still lived in Utah Chaffetz
would have my Republican vote!
Wait....Orrin's running again? I thought he said three terms was enough for