Bruce Lindsay is "retiring" because he was called as a mission
president. Too bad Hatch won't listen to a "call" from the people.
Maybe a call form the Church would help. Mongolia comes to mind.
Good one! It is time to bring new faces and perspectives to the Senate.
America will be just fine.
"What do you call a Senator whose been in Washington 18 years? You call him
home."-- Orrin Hatch, campaign against Senator Frank MossWell, Sen. Hatch, it's time for you to come home (to PA). You've been
in Washington too long already.
Hatch should only be replaced if there is a better person to replace him. We cannot send anyone who has worked in our Utah Legislator. This seems to be
all that is being offered by the Republican Party. I think Utah
legislators have shown; that they cannot be trusted to be sent to Washington;
they have not passed ethics law, and ban on gifts, last year they tried to
eliminate GRAMMA disclosure. They make what should be public meetings; private
by calling them planning sessions. If you they cannot behave ethically, and
honest, in a small state legislator, how can they be trusted and sent to
Washington; where the money is bigger, and temptation is more.The last
time we eliminated a long term Utah senator; we got Mike Lee; the architect of
superpacs.I think we vote for who can do the most for Utah; the senate
assignments are based upon seniority, a small state cannot afford to send a new
senator every six years until there is nationwide term limits.
Senators who don't have the good sense to retire after 36 years may need a
gentle nudge from convention delegates.
VIDAR: Exactly what has Hatch done for Utah in the last 36 years? And what
advantage would it be to Utah if he were re-elected? He would only perpetuate
Utah's reputation as the laughing stock of the nation.You are right that
the replacements the Republicans are offering are possibly worse than Hatch.
But there is an alternative who does not carry any of the baggage you describe.
His name is Pete Ashdown.
CurmudgeonSalt Lake City, UTI do not particularly like Hatch. I
just do not see the need to send someone else; unless they can show they will
have integrity, and will not become just another political senator. I
have not found such a person myself, I will look into Pete Ashdown and see if he
is such a man, if he is, I will vote for him.
@VIDAR;Why does Hatch's replacement have to be a Republican? We
used to elect Democrats and/or Republicans to office, we can do it again.
RanchHandHuntsville, UTI would not worry about it, I seriously
doubt I can find a republican with integrity. I am starting to wonder if they
even have a heart.this is one of those devil you know arguments.
@ T. Party - Utahns must unite at the neighborhood caucus meetings
to validate who their nominees as state delegates are supporting - if they don't
get a declarative answer their delegate will NOT support Hatch, then find
someone at your caucus meeting who will make that absolute guarantee they will
NOT vote for Hatch. Happy Caucus Night March 15th at 7:00 p.m. to
one and all! Let's do something great for Utah - let's break all
attendance records and send delegates to the nominating convention who have the
will of the people in their sails to retire Orrin Hatch. We're not
radicals, we're not extremists, we're not anything but weary - weary of a
politician who after 36 years and six terms simply cannot step aside gracefully.
The seniority argument now works against Hatch. At 78 years of age
on election day, he qualifies for seniority and retirement. Liljenquist, on the other hand is exactly who Hatch was (remember when?) - a
young, eager, bona fide conservative upstart. I invite others to support him as
I will be doing on caucus night.
goatesnotesKamas, UT1:23 p.m. March 8, 2012Happy Caucus
Night March 15th at 7:00 p.m. to one and all! ================= Ah, ummmm. Not quite.Caucuses are also being held on the 13th [per
the LDS churchÂs letter read over the pulpit].You must be a
Republican, So I can safely blame YOU for voting for Hatch each and every
time for the last 36 years.BTW - Yes, I think you are radical, and
To "LDS Liberal" why are you so angry and bitter? If you are a typical
liberal, I would hate to be one. Your constant cutting remarks, the anger, and
bitterness that you display in your posts show us why liberals have a hard time
in Utah. Utah is a happy place, not a bitter and angry place, maybe that is why
Republicans win so often. They are not angry and bitter.If the
Democrats want to win Hatch's seat, then why don't they find somebody who
reflects Utah's values better than Hatch does? It can't be that hard, unless
the Democrats are like you, angry, and bitter towards anybody and anything that
does not agree with them.
@LDS Liberal - so let me be clear. Yes, I am a Republican and we are the only
ones empowered to remove Hatch and replace him on our Republican ballot with a
replacement Republican candidate. I wish you well in your Democrat caucus on
March 13th at 7:00 p.m. also. I would be grateful if a candidate of sufficient
stature on the Democrat side could make a competitive race out of it. But since
Democrats have no influence on whether or not Hatch gets on the ballot this
November, my remarks in my initial post were addressed only to those who can, if
they will, by attending their Republican caucuses.
it would be better for us to have a democratic senator, to match the democratic
president we will have for the next five years; and who knows after that.I'll bet Matheson could give Hatch a run for the seat
I too consider Senator Hatch to be a liability. And the more he panders to the
ultra-right, the more distasteful and frankly dangerous I find him. I see
nothing but trouble in mixing ideology with politics and deem such as the last
thing we need more of in Washington.