it looks like being targeted by the tea party is working out pretty well for
Why can't Hatch have some personal honor and give the Republicans a chance to
find a GOOD candidate to replace him instead of handing his seat over to the
Mixed emotions... I would love to reign in and give a reality check to the
tea-party hardliners by Hatch beating Chaffetz. At the same time, I think Hatch
has done his time, should move on gracefully with honor. Matheson... hmmm.... I don't know the chap well enough. But even if he won
this seat, what are the odds he could keep it in 6 years when all is said and
done. Not likely. Being a Republican is a religious statement in Utah, and I
don't see that changing yet for another 10-20 years.Could be an
interesting political season in Utah next year. If I were a presidential
candidate, I wouldn't waste one penny in Utah, because that vote is a foregone
conclusion, without even knowing who is on the ticket. This senate race is the
only thing that will make Utah worth watching.
We need Hatch around a little while longer...we see the pull of a junior junior
Senator in Lee, why burden ourselves with two of them?
@carabaoU: It was a statewide poll. Remember, Matheson isn't just another
Democrat. Especially in southern Utah.With all that cash, Hatch
won't have a problem running as an independent after he loses to Chaffetz at
convention. Which will open the door for Matheson to become Utah's
Lost, good question. How much of Hatch's money came from
A democrat for Senator? The poll obviously only got a sample from Salt Lake
how much of Hatch's money came from out of state?