Glad someone brought that up thanks Gordon F. Corbett. Bennett
running again shamefully cries out, "Conflict of Interest"Not to
mention all of the other comments that do not favor his liberalism, insider
ties, and lies.
Arc, what kind of thoughts are you looking for? You seem to have thought this
through from every possible angle. And you seem to have held every position on
the question imaginable.
I know and work closely with all of the state-wide elected officials in Utah.
Bob Bennett is, hands down, the most intelligent and most sincere of the whole
bunch. Even though I don't agree with every position that Bob takes, I know
that he has studied the issue, understands it, and can artfully articulate why
he is voting the way he is. That is what I value then most in an
elected official. Bob will get my vote again in 2010.
Dear All,I am not a Utahn, but I believe that most Utahn
conservatives oppose economic unification with the European Union. Sadly, that
is true neither of Bob Bennett nor of my (hurray!) now-former Senator, Gordon
Smith. Bennett heads "The Transatlantic Policy Network," which is composed of
lawmakers eager to facilitate our uniting economically with Europe. This
"Network" may be part of "The Streit Council," whose motto reads, "Working for a
one world government uniting "democracies".Economic union with
another country is tantamount to political union. It was the European "Coal and
Steel Consortium" that led, through several changes of name and membership, to
the European Union. That process, it turns out, was engineered by the
Bilderberg Group. Last June, they held a meeting at a hotel in Virginia. Obama
may have attended.Check it out on the Internet.Sincerely,Gordon F. Corbett
Add another Utahn who won't be voting for Bennett. He does not represent us.
Enough of him. "Cannonize" him.
we are the stupid voters that keep these 5 guys around .. (well, 4 .. cannon got
the boot)do we understand how it works .. vote for the challenger ..
dont vote for the incumbent it is us who is the enemy .. we keep
hatch and bennett and bishop and matheson around .. this is our problem not
theirs ...they are so confident in our stupidity .. they dont even
advertise for re-election ... we the utah voters are such their pasty's its
incredible to see, watch or image ... vote out hatch, bennett ...
bishop and matheson are laughing at us for the next few years .. just remember these guys will be taken care of by the lobby groups that will
hire them in a minute when they dont get re-elected (doesnt that make you feel
good to know their lobby buddies will still keep them ???)come utah
.. incumbents our .. challengers in
I'm with the majority of commenters here. We need to replace Bennett. Our best
bet is in the Republican convention which means we need a strong challenger from
the Republican ranks.I can promise that I won't vote for him even if
he makes it to the general election and I will be encouraging everyone I can to
do the same. My hope is that we will get a good alternative, but I'm convinced
that any change is better than more of the same.
This guy has to go. He does not represent Utah- Only himself. I am a Republican
that wants an alternative because I will not vote for this guy.
I would have no problem voting for someone better. It needs to be solved now. If
we can get someone good to run, they need to win at gop state convention. I
don't want to come 9 votes short.If no one better shows up, there is
always the democrat. I really don't want to sway the balance further to the
left. The best democrat I can think of is Rep. Matheson. If they are
not any better, I will vote for Bennett. Any more names, other than
Bishop or Herbert? Those two would be an option. What about Fred Lampropolus?
Remember the bill to ban gay marriage federally was one vote shy from passing
and guess who voted against it? Bob "bail out"Bennett! Time for Bob to go!! he
is out of touch with Utah!
I don't know what world everyone has been living in, but Bennett, in my opinion,
is one the most competent Senators we have. He is bluntly honest almost to a
fault but I would much rather have that than the beating around of other
politicians.Also, his BIPARTISAN (gasp) work on health care with the
Healthy Americans Act is commendable. He is truly working to provide affordable
health care for all. It is nice to see someone who can rise above partisan
politics. I certainly hope that the extreme right of the party doesn't try to
hijack the convention. I am a Republican and I am sick of being defined by the
extreme right. GO BENNETT!!!
I also remember that well-used postcard in 1992. That unfilled promise shows the
limits of any one Senator and the silliness of making those kinds of promises.
What is more disappointing is the general wrong direction of the Republican
congress. Republican incumbents had a chance to lead and they blew it. There
should be some accountability for that.I like Bob Bennett, including
his blunt honesty about the advantages of being an incumbent. But there are
other candidates I could also like. Not some no-name unqualified challengers who
would just waste our time. I hope we have a truly competitive nomination
contest. A 4th term needs to be earned, not assumed.P.S. Comments
here under false names are always suspect. They could all be orchestrated by a
couple of factions. There's no good reason to not use our real names.
If ever someone needed to be "Cannonized" it's this relic. He has been in the
pocket of the pro amnesty crowd now for the six years He represents corporate
interests and is in the hip pocket of lobbyists more than any other Senator back
there. He is the biggest RINO in the party. We need to start our own grass roots
organization to run local delegates and throw him out at the Republican
Convention before he goes any further. He is a Democrat in Republican clothes,
he and others like him are the reason the party is in disarray. Throw him out
now. He is too old now and it only gets worse from here.
I still remember Bob's first campaign, and the ad wherein he says "....and the
form 1040 shouldn't be any larger than a postcard." He certainly has
and give a fresh face and new ideas a chance to be in Washington DC. It's time
to retire and play some golf for the reso your life spending some of that
millions you have in your personal banking account....
Bennett accepted money from "La Raza", the illegal mexican representatives. I
hope he is on his way out.
This Utahn will NOT be voting for Bennett's reelection due to the fact that I
feel he does not represent me in any way. Further, I have often called his
offices (here and in Washington, DC) to voice my opinions on various matters and
have found the staff in the SLC office to be anything but gracious or helpful.
I think Matheson's SLC staff could use a little additional training too.If Jim Matheson (or his brother) were to run for the Senate, I would
vote for them in a heartbeat over Bennett. If the Utah GOP were to run a
genuine Republican rather than a RINO like Bennett, then that person probably
would be my choice. Personally, I think it's time to clean house in
Washington. I will start here by not voting for Bennett. I want the best
person for the job. In my opinion, that is not Bennett.
This quote from Bennett almost shot my morning coffee across my living room:" 'You are not going to catch the Bob Bennett forces napping,'" he
said."Bennett "forces" ??!! Really, Bob? Forces? Are you sure you
don't mean "that one guy left in Utah who helps put up my signs" ??What Bail-Out-Bob won't tell you is what he really is thinking. He knows that
if Herbert or Shurtleff were to jump in the ring for the 2010 Senate seat,
neither of them would risk their current jobs (LG and AG), so the political risk
for each is almost zero.Bob also knows that his biggest threats are,
in fact, Herbert or Shurtleff and he also knows that if either of these guys
engages (they actually HAVE 'forces,' Bobby) it's curtains for him.Go Gary! Go Mark! Whichever of you runs, will win. And Utah and America will
be the better for it.
When Bennett ran in 1992 he promised two 6 year terms----not the one someone
erronously guessed earlier. Now he is running for a fourth. What is his
opinion on bailouts---he and Hatch have been silent on these issues. Are they
in over their heads? Could it be that the free market doesn't work anymore
without big government democratic bailouts? Let's elect some young guns to
represent out state.
Bob Bennett endorsed Mitt Romney for President instead of supporting Mike
Huckabee or Fred Thompson.Just goes to show, it's time for change.
We need more conservatives in Washington.
Bennett is a great asset for Utah. No doubt where he stands in supporting LDS
standards as he said "I have nothing against Gays. I am a great fan of the
Arts". He is fair minded and honest as any politician has ever been and deserves
support for re-election.
I am hopeful the GOP will put up a quality candidate to oppose Bennett.
Bennett's lack of leadership during the past 8 years has been disheartening as
well as harmful. With his supposed business accumen, why wasn't he sounding the
alarms about the foolish risks being taken with subprime mortgages? Wasn't he
one of the members of the Senate Banking Committee? Bail-Out Bennett has been
asleep at the wheel, only to jerk awake to lead the charge to bail out all of
the companies who have been irresponsible in their business practices. We need
to elect someone who will provide responsible leadership, not someone who has
had a major roll in overseeing the banking mess that has occurred.
Thumbs down on a Bennett reelection. Besides his stellar leadership during the
Y2K incident what else has he accomplished? In today's news I read that he and
his cohort Sen. Hatch both voted to allow firearms in national parks, thus
guaranteeing support from the republican lazyslature.Sigh!
We don't need Bennett for another term. He is an arrogant transplant to D.C.,
no longer a Utahn in values. He cares more about feeding his ego
than advancing a Republican agenda.His part in allowing the economy
to fail is undeniable, and his proposed bailout "solutions" are exactly the
wrong answers.He won the job based on his father's career in the
Senate, and his promise to serve only 1 term. We don't need political
dynasties, and we don't need politicians who fail to keep their promises.His veiled threats to take out any challengers are a sign of real
weakness.We need "change" in 2010, and Bennett's departure is part
of that change.Let's get a real conservative to replace him. Rob
Bishop? Mark Shurtleff? Gary Herbert? Mike Waddoups?NOT Jon
Huntsman! NOT Greg Curtis! NOT Lane Beatty! Forget any "moderate"
(RINO) Republican. If one of them is nominated, we might as well vote for Jimmy
Matheson, who is likely to seek the seat. Fot a Democrat, Matheson is not too
bad when he has the guts to act on his own, instead of being Pelosi's poodle
doing what he is told.
Bennett and Hatch both promised limited terms of service. How can one trust a
liar? That's not what I tried to teach my kids and grand and great grand kids.
Oh well, seems lying goes with being a politician, doesn't it? From the top
down. Way down to the first liar, that bright Light when Congress -- I mean,
the pre-creation convention. Lucifer got a third of all to agree with him. Did
they all turn into politicans? Me thinks maybe so.
Well, we need to make him good on his promise....if he only wants to spend a
single term and he has already run over that then lets fix that problem. This
guy is too caviler with our *money* and acts like earmarking is a badge of honor
because he "brings home the bacon" for Utah.
This is one republican that will not vote for Bennett. Let us get some good
candidates in the primary. Let us get better leadership for conversative
candidates. Not those like Bennett who have been asleep at the switch for the
past eight years.
Bennett has been holding pay off the debt fundraisers for years.Bennett voted for Obama/Biden.Bennett promised two terms and is
now working on his 4th - outrageous.Bennett has become smug and way
too interested in how he's viewed in DC than in Utah.
It's time for bailout Bob to go. He's out of touch, believing those in DC know
best.Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Bob's well
on his way.
"His best chance of winning is if he can help Jason Chaffetz get Jason's legal
immigration reform passed."I don't agree that Bennett is out of
touch. I was at the GOP convention when he explained why he voted the way he
did. I don't agree with everything he votes for or against.Cannon
would try to explain why he voted for something that he (Cannon) did agree with.
Bennett has not got to that point.I do agree that Bennett has made
mistakes. I have heard only rumors of who is going to run against him.
As Utahns complaing and wonder about our economy lets think about who has been
responsible. The current government is responsible and to put the current people
back in office seems a little wrong. If america needs change then we need to
change who is back in washington making all the mistakes. Bob Bennett is a
puppet representative doing what he is told with no mind of his own and who
cares less about what the people want. We cannot keep re-electing the idiots who
put us in this mess or nothing will change. Lifer politicians are bad for
america and our government. But, Utahn's are just dumb enough to be swayed with
ignorance and lies as they always are. Changes in washington means changes for
america and our government. And don't forget, there is more than two choices of
parties to represent us. Both parties (R & D) have drug america to the lowest
depths of dispair for the last 30 or 40 years.
Bennett is showing $1 million in debt for his campaign to start. He is going to
have trouble no what he does. Perhaps that is the only reason he is running
Why is he running for a 4th term when his initial campaign only promised a
single term? He should be held accountable for his endless support
for illegal alien amnesty and his lack of leadership as a member of the finance
committee leading up to the financial crisis.He is probably the most
out-of-touch and arrogant of the current Utah Representatives.
I am not sure If I will get a chance to vote for or against Bennett at 2010
convention. I will get a chance to decide whether Lockhart gets elected
again.Bob Bennett is by far not the worst we could send back, but if
someone runs from the GOP that is better, he might pack his bags. His best change of winning is if he can help Jason Chaffetz get Jason's legal
immigration reform passed.