Gotta love this...Tea Partiers who love and support Mitt must now
stop ginding their axes against Hatch and silently Eat crow followed by Humble
pie for dessert while holding their noses and voting to re-elect the same guy
they've hated, trash talked, and had in their cross-hairs for months.
Romney is looking less viable all the time.Without conservatives he
doesn't stand a chance. This is way too early to rush to the middle. You need
the nomination first.
Romney proclaims loudly for all to hear that "lifetime politicians"
created the mess we're in and can't be the ones to solve the crisis . . . and
yet he "couldn't be prouder" to support the reelection campaign of one
of those same lifetime politicians who helped create the mess (remember Orrin's
comment about voting for the Medicare drug benefit and how that "was back
when we weren't worrying how to pay for things"?). Good grief Mitt, which
is it? But as king of the flip floppers, we shouldn't have expected anything
else from Romney.
He also endorsed Bob Bennett.
Romney's endorsement of Hatch, speaking as one state delegate, means as much to
me as Romney's endorsement of Bennett -- not much.
New tea party convert- endorses other new tea party convert.
I kind of like Romney less...now. Hatch has been there toooooooooo loooooong.
Take the Bennett hint and don't run.
It's about time we had some sanity in all this tea party junk.
Probably a good tactical move for Romney. He has Utah's electoral votes in the
bag, but securing Hatch's influential support in the Senate could be crucial.I'm not thrilled with Hatch and will vote against him if he is opposed by a
viable conservative candidate. In addition, I don't like the idea of one of
only two Senate seats being dominated by one man for so many years. I think our
democracy would be healthier if more people had the opportunity to serve.As for LDS Liberals laughable assertion that tea partiers now face some kind
of unbearable mental conflict now that Romney has endored Hatch: don't worry
about us, we'll manage.
I don't think Hatch really wants this endorsement. He is already being tageted
for being too much of a RINO, and Romney is about as moderate as it gets. Hatch
is being challenged from the right, not the left. And Mitt's endorsement brings
to mind many of the similarities they both have. Romney included an indivdual
mandate in his Mass. health care plan, and Hatch voted for an individual mandate
on the federal level in 1993. Senator Hatch voted for the Wall Street bailout,
the auto bailout, and the Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac bailouts. Senator Hatch
has voted to raise the debt ceiling five times in just the last ten years. He needs the endorsement of someone like Palin, Bachmann, or Perry. A
Romney endorsement will help him with the TEA party about as much as an
appearance on The View.
A great reason not to vote for either one. I don't know of any "Tea
Partyers" that suppurt either one.
Go ahead torpedo Hatch, win the Senate and get Olympia Snow as the Finance
Committee Chairperson. Now she is a full blown RINO and we are all dead.
Romney, Huntsman are both disappointments. Orrin will continue to claim he is
entitled to the position and no one else has the right to challenge him. His
response to Chaffetz anouncement was arrogant and dismissive. I hope we find a
different real conservative, non progressive, to run for the office.
Politians always say nice things about their friends even when they need to lie
and deceive about them. Too bad too. Hatch and the rest of the Republicans have
definately not cared about the people. They have fought hard to prevent people
from having jobs, piled debt on top of people for the next 100 years needlessly,
removed regulations that allowed polution to destroy our environment from one
end of the USA to the other, sent soldiers to their deaths needlessly, and
allowed China to steal our trade secrets and get finacial control of the US for
the last 10 years. Now Romney says this is great for the American people? I
wonder how much Hatch paid for that bunch of lies?
Mitt Romney was fairly effective as Governor of Massachusetts considering how
liberal the state is. Not to mention how successful he was in turning around the
Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. His experience in business and governing make
him an excellent candidate for President and it's great to see that he's on
Senator Hatch's side.
Romney is clearly an establishment candidate. Voting for this globalist will be
a big mistake.
Hatch has been in office longer than Hitler.
I vividly recall when we moved here in 1975 that Orrin Hatch's main theme was 3
terms for Frank Moss was too many.Now the sneaky, unethical Orrin
Hatch is campaigning for his 7th term after feeding off the lobbyists for almost
35 years.I was disappointed when Chaffetz suddenly lost interest in
Mitt had a tea party response that was nearly palatable during his debate. When
he tries to force feed the tea party a Hatch endorsement it wont fly.Historically Hatch and Romney each have tried to change the healthcare in this
country. I think it was because there is an obvious need. Last year in
Illinois there were over 800 attributable deaths of Americans who died because
of lack of healthcare. This is way more Americans than died last year in the
three wars we are involved in.I applaud Hatch and Romney for trying
to do something but it saddens me that they are trying to return to status quo
now as it is the politically correct thing to do. By over turning Obamacare
they don't help the country but it might get them elected.The need
for change still exists but men of integrity have changed and got on the party
train, however they would still like you to vote for them.They will
fix the country "once they are elected...just trust them"
Now before we all go ripping on Mitt (I want Hatch gone as much as anyone)
consider that his only real opposition for the GOP nomination (Rick Perry) was
once the campaign chair in Texas for....wait for it....AL GORE. So..clowns to
the left of me, jokers to the right. Romney isn't perfect, but he's good. He's
the most qualified of any candidate, GOP or Democrat, to run the country right
Hatch has done a good job on representing Utahns in the Senate. Mitt Romney
obviously understands the good Orrin has done and continues to do for Utah.
@doug10Please get your facts straight! Romney was Governor of the most
liberal state in the union and that state wanted a healthcare program. Think
before you make outlandish comments. Any state can have their own healthcare if
they so choose. Mitt has already gone on record as being committed to
Poor Orrin, Mitt just gave you the Kiss of Death.
Hatch cannot endorse Romney for fear of tea party backlash.
The perfect storm- Hatch is defeated in the nominating process (we all know he
wins if he gets a primary) so he does not play nice like Bob and runs as an
independent and wins easily- what will all the tea party folk say then?
I almost voted for Romney until I heard he was backing Hatch.
Hey Doug10, most of those 800 deaths in Illinois for lack of health care were
most likely homicides in Chicago.I'd much rather have a reliable
Republican like Hatch in the chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee than
Olympia Snow who votes with the Democrats 75 percent of the time.