Well,what a surprise! Orrin Hatch, sensing his bid for a seventh, unprecedented
term of office is threatened, has turned to Mitt Romney's coattails to try
and persuade Utah voters of his "unique importance" to Romney and Utah.
This reminds me of childhood stories that begin, "Once upon a time . .
." C'mon Orrin! For one time, please admit that in the 2012 campaign,
you finally realize your elective vulnerability! Please admit to Utahans that
there is a growing dissent against you in the Utah electorate. In 2012, the
masses are NOT going to simply "roll over" and behave like proverbial
"sheep". This is the first GOP Senatorial Primary for Hatch since his
election in 1976. He doesn't like it! It threatens his mistaken notion
that no one but he, can adequately represent Utah in the US Senate. Well,
Senator Hatch, now the people of Utah will decide whether you're going back
for a 7th time.Dan Liljenquist is a person with new ideas,
enthusiasm, and well-versed in the issues that face most Utahans in 2012. There
are times in our political journey when it "just the right time" to
chart a new course. It's time!
Love Romney, time for Senator Hatch to come home!
Senator Hatch has had nearly 40 years experience of honing political tricks and
gimmicks, so of course his team was savvy enough to secure an impressive
sounding tie to the widely admired Romney.This doesn't,
however, automagically transform Hatch's actual Senate record, nor, even,
transform him into the type of Senator Utah needs in Washington -- with or
without a President Romney. Mitt's been remarkably kind to the incumbent
Senator, but that doesn't change the fact that Hatch's challenger is
better prepared to actually stand up and lead on the issues of entitlement
reform, budgeting, and true fiscal discipline.Senator Hatch has
spent his entire career as a windsock -- allegedly trying to bank traded favors
here and there ... and every attempt to "cash in" has come to naught.
Hatch says he's previously led out on balanced budgets -- and it is true,
if by "previously" you mean 20+ years ago. Hatch says he's as
interested in pushing back for use of the lands locked up by the Federal
government as his challenger -- and it's true 30+ years ago that he tried
to do something in that regard.We still need Liljenquist in the
I believe Senator Hatch has been part of Governor Romney's advisory team
already so this makes it official, I guess. Any candidate going up against an
incumbent President needs to have some of the most influential and effective
advisors available. The President, whether officially part of the campaign or
with the Government to advise him, daily, minute by minute communicated securely
by many forms of communication. The President's use of official
transportation for his official quote speeches don't require the same type
of real money, a non-President spends for all the campaigning flights, etc.
Senator Hatch has been around the block for many Presidents while he has been in
the Senate. Statesman type of leaders are a plus. A Dan Liljenquist Senate
wannabe is not what Governor Romney needs. The Governor has plenty of endorsers
that have come forward to help in his campaign, directly and indirectly. Any
type of endorsement has a potential for a drawback but Senator Hatch has many
good qualifications on this docket.
Hey Now be nice, just maybe Orin will do something. He hasn't done anything
worth while as Senator so he might as well use what time he has left.
Just what Mit needs, someone to tell him how to distance himself from the people
and lose sight of who he wants to represent!
Since he got torn up in the other debates, who would blame Orin from hiding
behind Mitt's skirt. Baby.
Yuck. I love to see Romney move forward. However, I am tired of Hatch.