I do not know which is more mind numbing......The 'fact' that
media/political intellects only use the name Orrin Hatch when spewing
'their' progressive interpretation of the US Constitution of
'what' the Founding Fathers intended or not intended.....or the fact
that potential candidates are so frighteningly out of touch as to what is
actually going on in the world, whose only objective is to spend more time
spewing tabloid politics on Fox news (and yes when I was less politically aware
I got my "news and information from Fox} then actually keeping their
promises to "protect and defend" the Constitution of the United States.
I am appalled at how trivial this is to the new class of progressive politicians
who are not and have not accomplished a darn thing when it comes to perpetuating
the legacy of The Greatest Document in the history of the world.I do
not give a darn what this guy Mr. Howell is saying, he had an opportunity to
talk about the number one vitally important duty of our government and he tucked
his tail with fear and disgrace and avoided the topic altogether which is
extremely disheartening considering hie background.
I know both Howell and Hatch personally. It's not even a tough choice for
me. I am supporting Orrin. For the 12 years Howell served in the
Utah Senate he spent most of that time whining about being in the minority and
decrying the lack of LDS support for Democrats. I really don't think I
could stomach a replay of that scenario. He's already started it during
this campaign. I really don't need him or anyone else trying to shame me
into which party I should support. As for Senator Hatch, he gets
things done, avoids the limelight and works harder than most people I know half
his age. He is a statesman and has earned the respect and support of people in
Utah and around the country. He has proven he can reach across the aisle to get
things done and has demonstrated real leadership. I am happy to support him for
MPeace,A simple search on the internet for "Scott Howell"
brings up the website. From there you can sign up for the email list.
Members of Congress and the Senate are not the problem. It was the leadership
in 2009 - 2011 that caused most of the problems we are in now with Congress.
The Republicans took back the House after 4 years of runaway House of
Representatives leadership. You can't correct that with the Democrat
Senate showing no leadership. It is a two-way street. The House passes a bill
and the Senate won't further it. The Senate passes nothing of substance
waiting for the lame-duck President to do something besides appear on late night
talk shows or show up from his overseas expensive trips to face the music in the
United States of America. He has gone from blaming Bush I and II to now Romney
who isn't even President.President Obama forgets almost every
moment that he is the President of our Country with the Constitution that is
very stable. Unfortunately he took law courses to figure out ways to get around
what the law and intent of the law is.Bless good people to go out
Sadly, Orrin Hatch is NOT a man who keeps his word. He very plainly stated 36
years ago that 18 years is too long for a senator to remain in office.Now he claims his seniority is good for Utah and he will work with Mitt
Romney.If you like the 2 unfunded wars, housing meltdown, GM and
Chrysler on the verge of collapse, vote FOR Orrin Hatch. Don't let the
names Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi scare you. Hasn't Orrin Hatch been the
problem in Washington DC as long as them?
When voting for a senator or representative most Utah voters look at the big
picture. Would their vote enable Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi? If the answer is
yes they will vote accordingly.
Orrin Hatch responds and communicates very well with citizens in Utah using
Email. Does Scott Howell do the same? I cannot even find where Scott Howell
set up a website to communicate with those in Utah at all. Does anybody know if
Scott Howell does as good as Orrin Hatch? I Prefer E-Mail as all written postal
mail goes through a hazardous material check facility and takes several months
to get to Senator Hatch. E-Mail is faster.
I'm not sure why they spend time with this article on minor party
candidates. The real election was at the Republican primary.
Scott Howell proved to be a great State Senator and fiscal conservative. He will
do a great job representing Utahans in Washington! He has proven that he can
reach across the isle and work with everyone. He can help end the gridlock and
get things done!It is time to retire Senator Hatch who has sold out to the
tea party and far right wing just to get reelected. There is virtually no way
Senator Hatch will be Finance Chair and that seems to be the only issue he is
running on ( see his brochures) He has also become partisan as he demonstrated
during the debate with his continual references to the bad democrats that he
cannot be effective in Washington. Hatch will no longer reach out the the
otherside and therefore is no longer effective in the Senate. Scott Howell
can work with Mitt Romney. He was one of the ones who hired Romney to oversee
the Olympic games and worked closely with him during the games. Howell and
Romney have worked together and can do so again.
** Moderator this is a resend with a mistyped word replaced ** Sadly, the
Deseret News continues to ignore both the additional candidates and their ideas
in this race - ideas that could make a difference in our future. This repeated
insinuation that only the two major parties can put forth worthy candidates is
part of the problem we face in actually dealing with the issues that confront
our nation. The two major parties are locked into the status quo and continue to
receive a positive rating by only about 10% of the population. Why? Because
their "solutions" continue to drive us further in debt, threaten our
individual freedoms, and almost guarantee that our children will grow up in a
world that is less prosperous and less free than we had. I call on the media to
at least let the candidates that are putting our lives, fortunes and sacred
honor on the line be presented to the public so they can actually be informed as
to our existence and what we offer including our ideas, our character and our
hopes and dreams. It is not just important, it is the right thing to do.
"At IBM, if we kept our same leadership for 36 years, we'd be
bankrupt."--Scott Howell This comment is just plain stupid. If
the right leadership were in place at IBM they would succeed and wouldn't
replace them just for the sake of replacing them. What does this say about
Howell's view of family run businesses that have kept the same family
leadership in place for decades and have grown, thrived, and prospered under
that leadership? If you don't like Hatch on policy, then vote him out.
He's got a record, research it. Howell has a record in the Utah Senate as
well, research it. Vote on ISSUES people! If you vote for or against someone
based on age, gender, ethnicity, what the polls say, just to make a change, or
any reason other than that the candidate's record or political philosophy
reflects the direction you think this country should move, then you are part of
the biggest problem we have in this country... an electorate unwilling to take
the time to educate themselves.
Sadly, the Deseret News continues to ignore both the additional candidates and
their ideas in this race - ideas that could make a difference in our future.
This repeated insinuation that only the two major parties can put forth worthy
candidates is part of the problem we face in actually dealing with the issues
that confront our nation. The two major parties are locked into the status quo
and continue to receive a positive rating by only about 10% of the population.
Why? Because their "solutions" continue to drive us further in debt,
threaten our individual freedoms, and almost guarantee that our children will
grow up in a world that is less prosperous and less free than we had. I call on
the media to at least let the candidates that are putting our lives, fortunes
and sacred honor on the line are presented to the public so they can actually be
informed as to our existence and what we offer including our ideas, our
character and our hopes and dreams. It is not just important, it is the right
thing to do.
This will be the first time I will not vote for Hatch. This is the same
politician who complained about Frank Moss serving three terms. Hatch has
changed his stripes. Used to be bi-partisan, willing to work Dems including
Kennedy. Time for term limits. I have had enough of career politician and
special interests groups.
Why anyone would vote for any incumbent in the Senate or the House is beyond me.
They share most of the blame forBad legislation that led to the
Financial meltdownBad legislation that led to the Housing meltdownBad legislation that led to all of us paying more for healthcare, instead of
lessNo budget for the last 3 yearsWasting my hard earned moneyGridlock in WashingtonPure polarization of the 2 major partiesAnd,
Generally, NOT DOING THEIR JOB.They ALL need to be fired. I
don't care how much pork he delivers for your particular state. I will be
voting out all incumbents in Congress until they start doing the job they are
hired to do.Oh, and by the way, I intend to fire the
Ain't not way Hatch loses his career, as Obama gets thrown out.