As usual, the Deseret News told us nothing about what Howell wants to do if
elected. How does he stand on issues such as deficit spending; excessive
taxation; ObamaCare; national defense; Social Security; abuse of the
Constitution's Commerce Clause; abuses of the Endangered Species Act, EPA,
ATF, and other federal agencies/programs; federal compliance with Utah's
statehood act; judicial activism; English as the nation's official
language; the 2nd, 10th, and 17th Amendments; Agenda 21; LOST; Cap and Trade;
subsidies for non-viable enterprises such as "green" technologies;
illegal immigration; etc?Journalism died with Jack Anderson.
The biggest obstacle in Howell's path is the man currently sitting in the
White House. The most recent polls show Hatch ahead 63% to 29%. I have no
doubt that Howell will narrow Hatch's lead a little before November.
Howell would make a great balance to the finance challenged Mike Lee.
Re: "We all know what happens at 78."Howell is destined to
lose.But one would think he'd like to be remembered for
something other than blatant ageism in what will surely be his last run for
"He'll be 84 years old (at the end of his seventh term). Eighty-four.
Think about that."Okay. I've thought about it.Benjamin Franklin was age 81 when he served as a delegate to the
Constitutional Convention and lived when life spans were generally shorter than
they are today.So what if Senator Orrin Hatch will be eighty-four at
the end of his term? Should we have told Mr. Franklin to sit it out and leave
things to younger, less-experienced folk?If the only wedge a
candidate can drive is one based on age rather than policy, the candidacy is a
There was a time when Hatch was good for Utah. That time has passed. Yes,
he's old and yes he continues to declare with bravado that only he can save
Hill Air Force Base and that he'll be the chairman of the Finance
Committee. Two lies don't make a right. One, there is no guarantee that he
will be the chair, that can only happen if the Repubs retake control of the
Senate. He is so full of himself. Remember folks, it was Hatch who voted in
favor of Holder as AG (thanks Hatch, you are such a judge of character). He also
supported the nominations of both Sotomyer and Kagan (again, thanks Hatch for
being such a judge of character). I'm not sure what he was thinking but
really? Furthermore, I think Scott should not only attack Hatch on his age, but
his current voting record and what he hasn't done to further the
Constitution. How does Hatch feel about illegal invading our country? Naturally,
Hatch, over the years has surrounded himself with characters that I
wouldn't even bring home for them to meet my mother. Yes, Hatch is all
I'm glad that the democrats are fielding a decent candidate, but we need to
face the facts. Senator Hatch would win this election even if he doesn't
campaign. If Howell runs againt Mike Lee I would vote for him in an instant, but
in this case I'm voting for Senator Hatch.
Scott Howell is exactly the kind of person we need to send to DC. He is far
from a mainstream democrat. He is an independent thinking man who is not afraid
to reach across the aisle and compromise with the other side on behalf of the
American people. The solutions to our problems are not about whether we elect
republicans or democrats, they will only come when we elect people like Scott
Howell who will put country ahead of politics and personal gain.Unfortunately he will not be elected, not because of his stance on the
affordable healthcare act, but because he is a D not an R. To many people in
the state have decided that R's are righteous and D's are the devil.
They will not take time to look at a candidates record and vote for the best
candidate regardless of party.
Would a Freshman Senator Howell have more clout if Democrats kept control of the
Senate rather than a Senior member of the minority party? Just askin. Hatch
has claimed his seniority will benefit Utahns but isn't that only if the
GOP gains control of the Senate which is FAR from certain.
I have no doubts that Scott Howell is a nice guy with a lovely family and cares
deeply about people.But, as nice as Howell may be, he is a
mainstream Democrat who will support everything Obama does, and he will not
fight tooth and nail to repeal Obamacare, slash federal spending and reduce the
entitlement mindset.Hatch is not a lot better, not nearly as good as
Liljenquist would have been, but I will hold my nose and vote for Hatch, and
pray that he acts as conservative in Washington as he claims to be when he is
campaigning.Liberal Democrats, or even moderate or even pretty
colored dog Democrats are mostly part of the problems afflicting this country,
and definitely not part of the solution.
I am a Republican, and yet if I were in Utah, Scott would be a good reason to
not vote for Hatch. Scott is a great person, I went to high school with him and
met him about 20 years ago and he invited my daughter to come spend the day up
at capital hill. Scott is a good family man with good values, I would bet that
he is about as conservative as Romney and much more conservative and sane then
Reid. When I did live in Utah, I was tired of Hatch being in office and I
don't like this political blackmail to the people saying that they have
seniority and someone new would not have as much clout. I think that Lee has
been a strong voice, and dang, people voted in a person as president that had
only served two years in the Senate. But I would trust Scott to be a state
senator. Maybe he could help bring the two sides together.
Sorry, DN, but this article is nothing more than a boring history lesson and
tells us nothing about Scott Howell's beliefs, the policies he supports,
let alone the few things he likes about Obama. I can't find one thing that
I like about Obama's tenure as "president" or as "senator"
of Illinois. This is part of what's wrong with journalism today. You can
write a three page article about a politician, and give the voters no worthwhile
info to base their decisions on. You get an "F"!
He won't vote to repeal and therefore will not win in November.