One conservative (wink, wink) supporting another (wink, wink). What a surprise.
Trump will get him.
Bad endorsement. I'll chide Senator Hatch about this next time I see him,
which should be soon.
I think the American people are sick and tired of just two choices, Coke or
Pepsi? New blood please.
Orrin Hatch has served his constituents well. But it is time to let a new
generation, that knows and respects the Constitution, lead. That would mean Ted
Cruz tops the list. Though not a Constitutional scholar, Carly Fiorina and Ben
Carson have the most experience in the areas that the country needs the most
help in, business and healthcare. Jeb Bush would have more of the same
entrenched political loyalties that keep Boehner and his gang in power. No
Jeb Bush doesn't even know who was responsible for the US pulling out of
Iraq. He blamed Obama but it was really his Brother George Bush. Jeb Bush is
really a non-war candidate who is spouting off at the garbels for war. Jeb Bush
is tied politically to his brother whether he likes it or not. An endorsement
for Jeb Bush is an affirmation for his brother George Bush. Hatch ,as usual is.
behind the times.There is nothing in Hatch's endorsement for Utah. Probably
a job with Bush if he wins.
Sen Hatch endorses Jeb! who suffers from a memory problem, seems Jeb! blames
Hillary Clinton for the the rise of ISIS. Who invaded Iraq?? GWB Who signed an
agreement for our troops to leave Iraq? GWB. Yep, Jeb! has a memory problem and
it seems so does Sen Hatch.
Are the Clinton's and Bush's the only family's in the whole
country that can be president. I have decided I will not vote for any Bush or
Clinton because I believe our country is better than that
I have only pity for Hatch! Unfortunately, most people would claim that there
is a difference between Orrin Hatch, Harry Reid, Jeb Bush, and Barack Obama. I
challenge anyone to define those differences. Every program, every vote, every
guiding philosophy has guaranteed that they are the masters parading as
servants. In the end, they have lost everything.
I really thought Hatch would endorse Trump.Surprised by this....
Jeb was OK till a few days ago when he accused Hillary of creating a rise in
Islamic terrorism.That one will backfire on him in a big way!
Truth be told, I'm not too enamored of any of these candidates. BUT take
away the whole Bush legacy and Jeb Bush actually doesn't seem like a bad
candidate. He seems much more reasonable and well-spoken than his brother.
He's also demonstrated the ability to get things done. That said, I
don't know why Hatch is making his announcement now. Bush may not make it
to the halfway point the way the polls are going.
If Hatch supports Jeb than it has to be good.NOT!
Remember what good buddies Hatch was with Sen Byrd from WV? Establishment types
look for their own. Kasich is looking better and better and he's starting
to move in the polls.
No surprise there. It is all part of the show. Maybe Hatch is hoping to become
Well that didn't take long. Establishment endorsing establishment. Now he
can go back to work and balance the budget (ha).
@ drich"I see alot of individuals attacking our senator here and
no denials...what?"My thought was that I'm reading the
comments of those that will once again ensure that a Democrat sits in the Oval
One politician endorsing another of the same ilk. He missed a golden
opportunity to endorse a great man and a NON-politician, Dr. Ben Carson.
However, as noted before, Dr. Carson probably has too much common sense for the
Hatch needs to go away...
I trust the union can survive without a Clinton or a Bush in the white house. I
do not care if Bush would be great. History will judge his brother much better
than contemporary media. Nevertheless, we simply need someone who can not only
inspire Republicans, but can attract new voters. Running a old blue bloods is
not going to do it. Running lackeys for 80 yr old Wichita John Birchers will
not do it either. All the candidates seem so old to me, and I am 46. Can we not
find a single dynamo in this party?
I confess! I did vote for Hatch but now I wish we can recall him.
I see alot of individuals attacking our senator here and no denials...what?
jeb or whomever...Outside of Kasich, the remaining 16 reiterate the
same talking points.Pandering to the most extreme elements of the
re-Publican political machine is job 1.This piece is a simple
reaffirmation of UTAH's dedicated role as a re-Publican ATM.Wonderful.
Perhaps Mr. Hatch should work harder on his promised balanced budget amendment.
He is the chair that powerful senate finance committee he campaigned about. He
is best buddies with Mitch McConnell, so he should be able to get that to the
floor. He has so many friends across the aisle, so he should be able to get it
passed. What is the hold up, Senator? Too busy endorsing Jeb?
I've been an Orin fan all my life but started to wonder about him the last
few years. He just lost me, permanently.
The first Bush was a decent president. The second Bush was a total disaster.
Third time is NOT a charm -- I wouldn't trust JEB to be a dog catcher.
Senator Hatch, as with Governor Bush are both great compromisers, and in a nice
world that would both be great. I have watched Senator Hatch throughout his
political career and seen him do great things for Utah. When he first ran I
thought he was like the nerdy high school buddy that always does the
"correct" thing, so I voted for him. My level of respect never rose to
the level of respect I held for a Jake Garn or a Ronald Regan. Those are the
types of men we need now. We've compromised ourselves into some pretty
tight spots, economically, militarily and also with many of the moral issues
we've dealt with lately. Nobody like that ever seems to run against Senator
Hatch, but I'm waiting...
Surprise surprise. One big time establishment RINO endorses another big time
establishment RINO.Unfortunately, we here in Utah, Republican or
Democrat, will have almost no impact to the Nominees, and Utah will have little
to no impact on the eventual Presidential winner of 2016 if he or she were to be
a Republican or a Democrat. If Jeb Bush manages to win the Republican
nomination, I will send $ to a third party run by Paul or Trump. $ are the only
impact we have left unless we could move our insane primary process to a week
THen he must be too liberal and to establishment for me.(But then I
could already see that from the day Jeb Bush announced)And it
isn't Trump either, unless of course he runs third party because the Rhinos
nominate Jeb or Mitch, or Christie, or Huckabee. In those cases I would vote for
Trump...Unless the democrats could actually come up with a candidate
that is mired up to her/his neck in lies, graft and deceit, and isn't a
full blown socialist, or a race baiter.I really hope that there is
one candidate that I can feel good about voting for.
Mr. Hatch - Why would you endorse someone with zero chance of
All the more reason not to support Bush. I'm tired of the establishment,
and it's time to take our country back from them!!
Would rather not see another Bush as president. The Bush's are just the
Kennedy's warmed over. They think it is their God appointed right to be
president. Don't like this endorsement Mr. Hatch.
The blind leading the blind. No thanks to both.
Senator-for-life Orrin Hatch will endorse whatever candidate is most like
Hillary (he made the right choice this time)and whatever candidate will help him
"save" HAFB.Even though HAFB STILL doesn't need saving.
Ernest,no, bundy is not liberal enough for hatch and lyman
If Hatch tries to run again for office, he will lose the republican nomination.
I remember in 2012, at my local caucus, people were not for him. One delegate
said he would 'vote for Hatch, but I will hold my nose'. This was only
because Romney was endorsing Hatch. Now that Hatch's lifeline is gone, if
he tries to run again, the delegates will turn on him. They are tired of him.
Both are "Acts of Love" amnesty fans.No thanks.
I'm surprised that Senator Hatch did not endorse former Mormon, now turned
Catholic, Marco Rubio. I wonder if Rubio will campaign in Utah? That would be
an interesting question/answer meeting.
I'm surprised Orrin didn't endorse Cliven Bundy or Lyman the ATV
Does this really surprise anyone?
RINO votes for RINO - no surprise.
Jeb is a proven leader sez Hatch. Same ol same ol.
Though I wouldn't want him as president anyway, I can now guarantee that I
don't like Jeb. LOL