Please, Orrin, just stick to your own campaign, and remember you do not even
have the nomination to run for your (lifetime?) Senate job yet.Romney is infinitely superior to Obama in every way, but he is a mushy
candidate with few core beliefs. I hope to be voting for him enthusiastically
considering the opposition, but having Hatch and McCain and other squishy RINOs
out there praising him makes me less enthused about Romney.
Geeze! has Hatch been hanging out at a tanning booth! He looks like George
Hamilton in that photo.
He's covering his bases. On the one hand, with Romney now the presumptive
nominee, Hatch makes this announcement in hopes of riding Romney's
coattails to re-election. On the other hand, if he loses, he's Jonesing
for a cabinet position, supreme court nomination, or ambassadorship...whatever
it takes to keep his taxpayer supported lifestyle going.
Just one more reason to vote for Obama.There is nothing good about
Romney and the same goes for Hatch. I agree that Hatch should focus on his
primary election rather than handing out endorsements. I wish both of them
would go away.
Romney said in a statement issued by the Hatch campaign that he looks forward to
working with Hatch "to get those who've become so frustrated with
Washington to believe in America again."The real frustration:
Hatch is Washington. Washington is Hatch.
People are so sick of Dan's siding with the Tea Party, who are extreme
right-wing idealists that have no ability to see beyond their own noses. Hatch,
on the other hand, brings people together in the Senate and otherwise. For me,
I'd rather have someone who works well with others and who others respect
rather than a guy like Dan who divides and separates. Someone else who divided
people in SLC? Rocky Anderson. We're still trying to dig out of and repair
that hole he left.
Honestly? Who cares?
Another reason to Not vote for Romney.
"EsquireSpringville, UTHonestly? Who cares?"Who
cares? Why The DNews cares! If it's about Romney, Hatch, or anything
Mormon no matter how significant, they're going to write and article about
it! \Did you see the recent article about the CSU student leaving
for BYU? Students switch schools ALL the time but since this kid switched to a
LDS school it's worthy of news.DNews is about as unbiased and
objective as Bill Maher.
Senator Hatch brings years of stability, knowledge, experience, expertise and of
getting things done for the people of Utah and the United States of America. He
knows when to stand up for the right and works with both sides to get things
done. He doesn't have to sit there and preach at the podium to get
attention. He gets things done working behind the scenes in more cases than
not. You have give and take in government in most of the actions that are
rudimentary. However, he stood for the Downwinders and even though it would
have been better for the government to have said there were problems with the
above ground testing in 1950s, he was able to help get some compensation. He
fought to keep the government from doing a large 300,000 pound explosive test in
2006-2007 in the Nevada test range that could have delivered more nuclear waste
to Utah above the ground to southern Utah, once again. He is more than words.
Some don't like his words and his longevity but we need someone in
Washington, as a Senator that isn't just a complainer, such as Lee and Dan
Special Advisor=Junior Ranger.
Hopefully in June we can make so he can work "full time" for Romney and
not be bothered with any more campaigning. Retire Hatch. Oh, also retire BO!!!
Retire ALL incumbents so that we can stop the madness (spending) in Washington.
Hatch is a great senator and has done amazing work for the state of Utah. I
expect that Mitt will find his experience very valuable. Few men have
contributed so much of their life to working for the good of the people in
@ReluctantRepublican - I invite you to look a little closer at Dan
Liljenquist's record.60% of our state senators endorse Dan
Liljenquist. Our state budget chair endorsed Dan. He twice won the Taxpayer
Advocate of the Year award, won Governing magazine's Public Official of the
Year award, his entitlement reform was touted by the Wall Street Journal as a
model for the nation, and has been asked to consult on legislative issues by 40
other states. The Deseret News called him the Utah legislature's champion
of long term structural fiscal reform, and proof that courage still exists in
politics. He passed meaningful but controversial Medicaid reform *unanimously*.
He took on unions to save the state from a $6.5 billion shortfall, and when the
dust settled the union's chief lobbyist said he disagreed with Dan but that
he'd been "great to work with".This is not the record
of someone "who divides and separates" as you suggested. It is the
record of someone who has solved real fiscal issues and done so with bipartisan
It doesn't matter who endorses who.This is Utah.and folks
here don't think about who, they just vote for the "R".
Re: LDS LiberalCorrect, correct, correct!It the Merrill
Cook story. As an Independent he kept coming in second. With the pretty little
"R" he wins! Same man, same plan...
@Cameron from Eagle Mountain. Then Dan should have let his record speak for
itself. Instead he voluntarily joined himself at the hip with FreedomWorks -
one of the most distasteful and untruthful political groups on the American
political scene. Even last week he happily accepted their endorsement and
touted it on his web page. One of the ways we can judge our candidates is by the
groups they willingly associate with. Dan has shown very poor judgement in
actively pursuing support and money from a group like FreedomWorks. He says he
wishes they would stay out of the Utah race and then he heartily runs back to
them a week later. I could never support a candidate that chums with such ilk