Published: Sunday, Oct. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
We already have term limits... It's called the voting booth.If
Utahns are gullible enough to reelect Hatch then they deserve everything
that's coming to them.
Gosh, if there were only a viable alternative. Wait, there is: Scott Howell!
We could vote . . . for the Democrat!
Voting against someone is foolish. I have never done that. I either vote for
someone because I believe he/she will do the job, or I don't vote for that
office.Until the Democrat Party Platform changes, I cannot vote for
a Democrat; but, that does not mean that I will vote for every Republican on the
ballot. Mr. Hatch will win, but he will win without the votes of
many of us Republicans.
Scott Howell is the answer.Trouble is, too many voters are not
listening to the questions.
The Deseret News has an excellent section that compares some of the candidates.
Hover your mouse over "News" then click "Politics". You'll
see "Decision 2012 Voter Guide". That guide has some very detailed
answers from some of the candidates. It's a good starting point and well
Unlike some in this forum, I will vote against some individuals and parties. I
am pragmatic enough to know there are no perfect candidates, and there are no
'perfect' parties or their platforms. In this case I am going to vote
for Howell as much as I will vote against Orrin Hatch because Hatch has
represented the values of people that have sought to buy the government of the
United States. During the past four years especially he has voted lock stop and
barrel with those people and FOR obstruction. He called the jobs bill, that
would create employment and close Chinese loopholes, "a joke". This is
the attitude he has taken about the middle class and as corporate attorney he
never figured out that enriching the powerful doesn't improve the life of
all. I also would be remiss not to mention that I will be voting against the R
that stands for Hypocrite running in the 4th district.
I want an 84-year-old senator. Some of my favorite people are over 80. So what
if he gets sick and can't finish his term. The party will appoint Jason
Chaffetz or Mia Love to replace him.
I appreciate the magnificent effort hatch gives every second he is in the
senate.hatch is a tribute to the knowledge and voting acumen of
Republican Utah voters.
Buford, old friend, you just set off my Halloween Horror Alarm and added two
more excellent reasons why we need to elect Scott Howell.
re: Buford B & one old man2 Tea party clowns representing Utah
in the Senate would keep Wes Craven & Stephen King up @ night.
@ Mike Richards 10:47 a.m. Oct. 14Well, you are 1/2 way there. Vote
What Now, you are being sarcastic, right?
Don't you just love all these "if you don't think like I do, then
you must be an idiot" comments whenever politics is discussed.I
can't wait for this election to be over, so that the name calling can
simmer down a bit.I am a conservative. I think the Republican party
is much more aligned to my values than is the Democratic Party. I don't
think the policies of the current president are good for the country. But I
certainly don't think all Democrats are stupid, are liars, or are gullible
lemmings. I can respect others' opinions even if I don't agree with
Orrin Hatch is a liar and the fact that anyone continues to vote for him always
amazes me. When he ran for the Senate against Frank Moss, he promised that he
would not serve more than 2 terms. He didn't qualify that promise with any
caveats like "unless I feel my work is not finished" or any such thing
that politicians typically fall back on to justify their dishonesty. He only
stated he would not serve more than 2 terms. He lied.
Joe: "I can't wait for this election to be over, so that the name
calling can simmer down a bit." Seriously? The name calling will
continue no matter who "inherits" what in whichever campaign...
Re: one old man Ogden, UT"Trouble is, too many voters are not
listening to the questions."No, the trouble for Democrats in
Utah is that the majority of voters still believe in basic morality, the
sanctity of innocent life, and believe that individual citizens should be
responsible for their lives.We know the questions and the Democrats
don't have the correct answers.
Criticizing Hatch implies that the alternative is better, an unwarranted
Lets ask Anite Hill what she thinks. Some of you will know what that means.
Re: Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah"Lets ask Anite Hill what she
thinks. Some of you will know what that means."Actually Monica
Lewinsky would be much more credible. She had proof to back up her claim.
merich39-Hatch made no such promise. He has never said anything resembling
that. You most likely weren't there in 1976 and you don't know
history. The two term statement was uttered by Bennett, who by the way is
endorsing Jim Bradley. Bennett really knows how to bite the hand that fed
him.Orrin Hatch has done a great job for Utah. His age in not a
factor in my voting. So what if he dies in office? He is sharp and in good
shape. I for one am not worried.
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