continued -"It's time" to retire the current Senator
and hire a replacement who is younger, energetic, with the necessary knowledge,
business acumen, and vigor to better serve the people of Utah. That man is Dan
Liljenquist. Vote Dan on June 26th!
Yes, we in Utah are aware that Norm Bangerter, Jake Garn, and Jim Hansen support
Orrin's re-election. However, where are the current politicians? How
about Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Jim Matheson? I have NOT heard ANY of them
exhorting the accolades of Orrin Hatch and they serve with him in Congress.Why are we in Utah, 12 days before the primary election, NOT listening
to a series of debates between the two candidates for the office of US Senate?
Liljenquist is willing and has been for weeks. Hatch is in seclusion and says
"he's too busy doing the work of the people of Utah" to be bothered
with debates. I call Hatch's refusal a "cop out!" Do we want to
hire a public servant based SOLELY on past performance. Remember, the 42 year
old Orrin in 1976 is NOT the same 78 year old Orrin running in 2012. 36 years
have come and gone.It's time for a new Senator from Utah.
It's time to retire the current Senator and hire a replacement younge
Gov. Scott Walker made the tough choices in Wisconsin for the sake of long term
financial stability in his state. He had a lot of opposition, but moved ahead,
and was rewarded by the voters last week by winning his election.Similarly, Liljenquist made the same sort of tough choices here in Utah - for
the sake of long term financial stability in the state - in spite of serious
political opposition. He has the courage and skills to make those tough choices
in the U.S. Senate as well, to help pull our nation back from the brink.
Liljenquist is committed to actually solve the problems, regardless of whether
it hurts his own political future.In contrast, Sen. Hatch’s
votes have become calculated moves to give the right appearance, or to gain
favor with certain people, or to preserve his own power. Hatch is hiding from
the public (refusing to debate Liljenquist on TV) and hoping to ride to
re-election using left-over name recognition, big-name endorsements, mysterious
super-PACs, and millions of dollars to buy lots of ads. These are the actions
of a calculating politician, not a trusted statesman.
I agree that Hatch's ads ought to feature some regular people instead of
Bangerter, Hansen, and Garn. I feel that is a stractegic error by Dave Hansen
and is play it safe campaign. Other than that, Hatch has done a good job over
the years. Way more good than bad.Terry Wood, are you kidding me?
If Utah voters are looking for results -- GOOD results -- we all need to vote
for Scott Howell to replace Orrin.
Larry, your numbers are wrong but then again who is watching, right? Mitt Romney
gave the Commonwealth of Mass. one of the lowest job growth rates, 47th, the 2nd
largest labor force decline, scared off 14 percent of manufacturing jobs, and
piled more debt onto the state than previously, but who is watching?
Walker's numbers are very similar.
Orrin Hatch does have a record -- he just doesn't want to talk about it.
It's a record of earmarks, bailouts, and debt. A record of saying one
thing, then doing another. Saying he wants to balance the budget, then voting
16 times to raise the debt ceiling $7.5 trillion. Saying he doesn't like
TARP, then voting for it. Saying he's conservative at election time, then
voting with Ted Kennedy.It is time for Hatch to go.