A great example of why we need term limits
The problem with Orrin is that it's hard to tell which state he represents.
You can't really say he's a Utahn. He hasn't lived here much.He does a decent job representing the State of Mormon, and that counts a
lot to some people. Not me.
If orrin is part of the swamp then he is only the creation of the republicans
voters who keep returning him to office.
Orin Hatch was great Senator, but suffers from DC swamp fever. Last
month during the tele-town meeting, a caller said something like "You said
you would not run again for another term. Why aren't you keeping
you're word."Orin Hatch replied, "I did not say
absolutely." What has happened to honesty? Do what
you say or don't say it.
Will he or won't he? Coyness is so charming in a senior citizen.
@Wayne Root"He prefers to vote with Democrats"Hatch's 'Trump score' (a fivethirtyeight metric to track how
often a senator votes with Trump on an issue) is 96.2% which is tied with 11
other Republicans for the highest percentage. Mike Lee's score
is 90.4%. (tied for 11th least Trumpian of the Republicans).The
highest Dem percentage is Manchin at 53.8%.
He's never going to retire because we can't get that lucky. I wish
Romney would run anyway.
There's room for another Never-Trump martyr, Orrin.Go ahead and
If Hatch does to decide to run again nobody will be forced to vote for him.
Maybe Bill and Hillary could come to Utah and campaign for his opponent.
Hatch has hung on long past retirement to keep a real Republican out of that
seat. He prefers to vote with Democrats and sing songs about Ted Kennedy.
While each election he pretends to have made a change in thinking and voting,
the result is always the same. Now, Romney, a retired politician, will
probably jump in when the seat is available. As another Hatch like RINO he
will make little difference. Retirement will allow Hatch to work full time on
more music about Ted Kennedy and perhaps provide time so he can begin writing
songs about Bill Clinton and even Hillary. Perhaps his dream of singing at
the Democrat Convention will then become a reality. Hopefully a
much younger Conservative can win the seat and make a real impact. I think it
is long past the time that a real Republican serve in this seat.
@ Fitness Freak"Isn't it time for some NEW ideas?"If Steve Bannon propped up some "drain the swamp" candidate,
that would probably be the only "new idea" you would vote for and you
would do so enthusiastically.
I don't see much difference between Hatch or Romney. They're what, 10
yrs apart?If Bannon (or anybody)can find an actual conservative to
run for the Utah Senate slot I would support that person wholeheartedly.Both Romney and Hatch are part of the "old guard" that really
hasn't done much for the country, besides being bff's with democrats,
and getting us into 20 trillion in debt.Isn't it time for some
He's running. Don't kid yourself.
Romney running for Hatch's Senate seat against Steve Bannon's
candidate would rip Utah in half. I hope Romney does run but it would be the
ugliest six months in our state's history. We do not deserve to be the
laboratory rats in Steve Bannon's mad scientist experiment.
I wonder if he is still trying to get TPP passed?My guess is that
everyone in Congress is under the delusion that they are making a difference;