Another newb is about to jump into the shark tank. Hopefully he splits the
delegates that would go to lillenquist and we can stay with Hatch who would do
more to advance conservative causes than either of the newbs.
Senator Hatch has really got some opponents now. Its about time to after 36
years. He's no longer needed as the need for a real patriot to represent the
people is needed in Washington. Not someone who supports the Patriot Act and
the cursed NDAA- the worst liberty destroyer in the history of this country-
literally gives the Pres. dictatorial power. hatchrecord.com shows that Senator
Hatch needs to step down and give way to someone who'll actually support
freedom- don't know which one of these runner ups is the one yet...
Herrod represents my district and he's a joke. His first term he wasn't even
elected, he was appointed by the Party (somebody else was elected but decided to
take a different position). The next time he actually did win the election, but
he wouldn't have if people realized who they were voting for rather than just
blindly checking the straight-ticket Republican box on the ballot.His biggest claims to fame are:1. Introducing a (failed) bill to allow
his daughter's friend to own a pet monkey. 2. Introducing another (failed)
bill to remove the child seat requirement for car trips under 5mi and 45mph
(even though the vast majority of accidents esp involving children happen close
to home).3. Voting against a bill prohibiting smoking in a car with
children (it passed anyway), with the ridiculous rationale "If people have
to get out of their car to smoke, the delay will make them fall asleep and get
hit on their way to and from California."This is not who we
need in Washington.
I would be interested in knowing his defintition of socialism. To the far right
every gov't program is socialism. Protecting our environment from polluters and
public education are all forms of socialism to the far right Comparing the U.S.
to what the situation in eastern Europe was is comparing apples and oranges.
Not a fair comparision. Everyone hates that type of tyranny. That is just a
Prodicus,To be fair the monkey bill was a lesson he was teaching to
some of the kids. He was showing them how the legislative process works which I
actually admire him for. It wasn't a serious bill.It will be
interesting to see how this one all plays out.
All I can say is ANYONE other than Hatch. At this point I would vote for a
cardboard cutout of one of the "Twilight" actors over Hatch! Term
limits are up to the voters to enforce.
I am all for getting Hatch out of there, he is a good man, but he is part of the
good ole boys club. His best buddy just died and McCain looks like he is not
long for this earth. I have liked the new generation of people in the house and
senate and I hope that they will get some good things done, but hopefully in 36
year, someone born today will be trying to get them out of office. I think that
it is clear that you don't have to be a Senior Senator to get things
accomplished. And if they get rid of all the old ones, there won't be any
Senior ones, especially Reid.
Ah, yes, let's use the fear invoking, hated word Socialism. That will certainly
frighten all the brain dead voters in Utah to vote for Mr. Herrod.Yup.How about a better solution? Get the Republicans to try
actually working toward what is best for all the country and stop trying to
stymie anything Obama proposes.And an even Better Solution -- vote
for Pete Ashdown to replace Orrin.
The conventional wisdom would be that Hatch just exhaled a huge sigh of relief
now that he has two announced opponents for the nomination at convention.Dave Hansen has been organizing the potential delegates efficiently, as
he always has. The campaign war chest is brimming to overflowing with $4 million
to spend against the rivals.A good question to ask Hatch supporters
at caucus who stand for election as a state delegate would be, "How much is
the Hatch campaign paying you?" It's perfectly legal to hire campaign
organizers at the precinct level, but it's a little unsavory for my taste. It
smacks of buying votes. So just ask the question.As to
"splitting the vote" one need look no further back than 2010 at
convention, when Bennett was eliminated on the third vote of the delegates and
Lee and Bridgewater were nominated for the primary. Could history
repeat itself? Hatch declares, "I'm not Bob Bennett."Time
@Lifelong Republican:Teaching kids things about how the legislative
process works can be done without introducing joke bills to waste the time of
our 104 state legislators on the public dime (~$80/minute plus the fact that
more important things aren't getting done). It was a pretty sorry excuse for
Hatch voted for TARP, and recently voted for the NDAA act, which takes away the
Constitutional right of every US Citizen having Habeas Corpus, or right of
trial.This is a crime, and High Treason. Vote him out.
After 2 years of trying to convince Utah that he's conservative, the Hatch
campaign concedes that Orrin is not the "true" conservative in the
senate race -- Chris Herrod is the TRUE conservative. Chris brings a COMMON
SENSE CONSERVATIVE approach to the issues -- reduce debt/spending, bolster the
economy, respect the law, pursue energy independence, retain our rights and get
back to the basic Constitutional principles that made this country great!