Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Senator Orrin G. Hatch speaks during the investiture ceremony for the new U.S. Attorney, David B. Barlow, at the Frank E. Moss Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.

Thank you for the articles and letters to the editor that have explained why we need Sen. Orrin Hatch. We can't afford to wait 20 to 30 years for someone else to get the wisdom, clout and ability to get things done in the Senate as Hatch can do now.

Also, if a Republican Congress is elected, Hatch would be the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and with Romney as president, they could get much housecleaning done in the national government. No one else could be of so much help to a newly elected president.

Halvor Olsen

West Bountiful