Orrin Hatch, Scott Howell toss barbs in final Senate debate

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    Re: oxymoron Cedar City, UT
    "Some of the commenters on this board just simply do not know Scott Howell ..."

    Some of the commenters on this board don't understand who a party whip is or what he (or she) does. New legislators find our very quickly that if you don't support the party line you end up on the outside looking in, and won't get any help if you decided to run for re-election.

    Come on folks, this is second grade stuff.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    Until we get a change of the majority in the Senate and a change of a President, it would be disastrous to send another so called conservative Democrat with Utah supposedly values to become part of the Harry Reid, pass it before reading it group.

    He is not what Utahns want and need in the U.S. Senate. Obama promised us Hope and Change and it turned out the opposite from what most citizens of the United States of America thought would happen.

    The Democrats are having a hard time in dealing with the politics and Chicago group of campaigning and promises. Abraham Lincoln actually came out of the Chicago convention and dealt with the complexities of his day with God's help. He had a hard task and even though he lacked support from some of his Generals and politicians of the day, he stood by his hard to make decisions and the country went through a hard civil war.

    He didn't have sophisticated weaponry but hard some air baloons to help the battlefield, somewhat.

    Our current President had all the latest technological advances but didn't do well on the battlefield of Benghazi for our 4 slain.

  • oxymoron Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 10:54 p.m.

    Some of the commenters on this board just simply do not know Scott Howell, or are not aware of his record in the Utah Senate. His ability to work with anybody and create solutions is legendary. If Utah would give him a chance, they'd see a different kind of Democrat. This partisan gamesmanship is what is ruining America, that's what he wants to end.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 27, 2012 12:05 p.m.

    As I noted earlier, Scott Howell does use the same message that his business experience should give him the job. There is more than business sense, it also takes a person that belongs to a party, overall, that is not just in Utah. Matheson hopefully will find out that just touting that he a conservative or moderate as a Democrat doesn't guarantee that he will get to Washington, D.C. They may be good people but that would give the Senate one more Democrat vote to give to Harry Reid who will do anything with that conservative or moderate vote.

    They don't have the same standards in Washington, D.C. or even Nevada. The people in Nevada voted for Harry Reid for six, now five more years. His leadership is of the type that vote for it and then read it.

    That is not a Utah value. Senator Hatch may not be perfect but he definitely has stood for more conservative values than others, except for Mike Lee, who is the conservative's conservative. That is still better than the liberals. They have gone so far left that people are not shocked at what they do for USA.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 11:48 p.m.

    Funny how Scott Howell's commercials sound like they were written about Mitt Romney. Only problem is Howell does not belong to a party that believes in the same things. Should Harry Reid retain control of the Senate, Howell will have a choice to either retreat on his promised stance or end up with no power in the Senate at all. Exactly how will that help Utah?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 26, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    I didn't even realize that they were debating today. Is there even one single solitary voter in the State of Utah who was holding his, or her, breath and waiting until after this debate to make their decision?

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    As I have said before, I never vote a straight party ticket. I didn't vote a straight ticket this time either. I voted for Republicans, a Democrat and some third party candidates. Howell was the Democrat I voted for.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    If you vote for the person, Scott Howell is the better man for the job.

    If you simply vote for a party, then the Letter "R" is all you need to know at it belongs to the old man who's been there for 36 years.

    I'm voting for Scott Howell -- someone who CAN make a difference.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 26, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Yes, we do need a man with Experience, Clout, and Raw Determination in the Senate.

    That man is Scott Howell.