Great letter. I agree. Orrin Hatch says that he's running (again) so he
can be Finance Committee chairman. Sorry, but I'd much rather have Sen.
Mike Crapo from Idaho in that position. He's more conservative than Hatch
(and unlike Hatch, Crapo didn't vote for TARP).Some Hatch
supporters are quick to point out that Crapo has "endorsed" Hatch.
However, it's only a professional courtesy to a Senate colleague and means
nothing. Crapo will work just fine with Mitt Romney.Dan Liljenquist
will also work just fine with Mitt Romney. And unlike Hatch, Liljenquist has
real-world financial experience turning around failing institutions. Also,
unlike Hatch, Liljenquist has no Washington political baggage or favors that
need re-paying.Hatch has misused his "clout" to heap more
debt on our children and grandchildren. That's not what we need in
Washington. It's time to replace Hatch with Dan Liljenquist.
I couldn't agree with you more! Orrin Hatch's entire campaign has
been about what Utah can do for him rather than what he can do for Utah.
We've been given an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of one of the
self-serving Federal cogs that has gotten our country into the mess it is in on
June 26th. I hope enough people in Utah will pull off the blinders and vote to
Utahns, the opportunity to set Utah on a new course arrives next Tuesday.
It's time to send a power-hungry, self-important politician packing, and
replace him with a candidate who will actually LISTEN to his constituents! A US
Senator needs to occasionally report to his home state and voters. Something,
Hatch has been unwilling to do.My vote goes to a belief that we in
Utah can do better. I'm voting for DAN because he is the better choice.
His reputation in the state legislature is unsurpassed. Dan has accomplished
GREAT things for a man of his age. Teddy Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy both
entered the Presidency while in their early 40s. Kennedy was elected to the US
Senate at age 35. Dan is in the "prime" of life and with his vigor and
energy will serve the needs of the voters of Utah well.It's
time to decide whether to march in time with the status quo, or step bravely
into the future. Please join me in voting next Tuesday, June 26th for Dan
Liljenquist for the US Senate.
I couldn't agree with you more! Orrin Hatch's entire campaign has been
about what Utah can do for him rather than what he can do for Utah. We've
been given an amazing opportunity to rid ourselves of one of the self-serving
Federal cogs that has gotten our country into the mess it is in on June 26th. I
hope enough people in Utah will pull off the blinders and vote to retire
Hatch.We need to replace him -- with Scott Howell.
Hatch should have stepped down a long time ago like Jake Garn did, with his
principles intact. On June 26 we have the opportunity to vote that Hatch step
down. Let's not blow it this time. A vote for Hatch is a vote for
politics as usual in Washington.
I can't wait to see what repubs who are so anti-Hatch on this board will do
and say once Hatch wins the repub nomination. Will they eat their
own words and vote for Hatch? Or will they finally cross the party lines and
Sen. Hatch believes he's FULLY ENTITLED to stay in the Senate as long as he
wants. As long as he spends enough of his lobbyist buddies' money on
incessant ads in his attempt to confuse the issues; he's got it made!EXACTLY WHAT does Sen. Hatch do for Utah that no one else could do?
(Please don't say 'save HAFB'!)WHY NOT try
As a solid Republican I have not voted for Hatch since 2000 and I won't be
voting for him this year even if he wins the primary. If Hatch wins the primary
the only question will be whether I feel Scott Howell deserves my vote. If the
answer is "no" then my vote will go elsewhere.
David Miller, you summed it up well. If Hatch should win the primary,(heaven
forbid), I and many other Republicans will be examining the qualifications of
Scott Howell in depth. Collectively, we are just plain tired of Orrin. He has
to go! That's the plain truth!
I voted today, not for Hatch. Next I expect to hear him break out in song with
"give me 5 minutes more only 5 minutes more, la la la la la la". Enough
is enough. Retire Hatch.....oh and for sure retire BO!
I'm excited for the Liljenquist cheerleading to be over, and get Hatch back
to the Senate field - working hard as usual.