Hatch's track record for working effectively with Democrats has seen a
sharp decline in recent years. Note his support for Garland years ago vs. his
blatant disregard for the same "highly qualified" justice nominee one
year ago, and his mysterious support for our current president, whose behavioral
history meshes very poorly with stated Utah values. I cannot endorse the
I would like to acknowledge, and hopefully on behalf of the residents of Utah,
acknowledge, what a great Job Senator Hatch has done for Utah. But with that
said, Sen. Hatch is now 82 yrs old, and he has been Utah's Senator for the
past 40 years did promise that this would be his last term in the Senate. As
time gets closer to file as a candidate for the Senate, I hope that Sen. Hatch
will change his mind, and let a younger person run for the senate seat.
Utah needs Hatch just like it needs:more air pollutionworse
health carelaxer gun lawsless education fundingmore global
warminga Tweeter-in-chiefmore Russian meddlingmore drilling
permits on public landsdirtier waterpoliticians who don't know
how to answer questionsWell, you get the idea.
Utah INDEED needs Hatch...to retire.
Orrin Hatch has been in Washington for way too long. He is selfishly going back
on his word that this would be his final term in office. It's beyond time
for him to step aside and let someone else have the opportunity to serve the
people of Utah. Remember back in 1976 when then-candidate Hatch
said, "What do you call a Senator who's served in office for 18 years?
You call him home."? Well... if 18 years in office is too long then
certainly the 40 years Senator Hatch has been there is WAY too long. Senator Hatch, I ask you to do the honorable thing and step aside at the end
of your current term.
Esquire,You have a point. I'm not impressed with Hatch going
along with the unwise GOP health care future mess, but I'd rather have
Hatch anyday over a Mike Lee. At least Hatch supported CHIP back in the day.
Maybe Hatch could find an inner younger Hatch and if he got re elected there
could be a hope he wouldn't pander to the far right and the pragmatist
could re emerge since surely that would be his last election.Now a
Sen. Huntsman, that I would definitely hope Hatch retires for, but it looks like
Huntsman is occupied with something else.
Utah will probably send "Senator for life" Hatch to Washington yet
again.When will the new blood start flowing?
Is Mr. Hatch the only person qualified in Utah to represent the State of Utah?
I think not. He told us that he would not run again. Now he tells us that he
is too valuable to not run. Did his memory fail him? Even if his memory is
faulty, the voters have perfect recall. It's up to the voters to fire him.
As someone with decades of Washington experience, I assure you that it is time
for Orrin to step down. And I know him personally and have a warm relationship
with him. The problem is that Utah would send a far right winger to replace
him. I miss pragmatic leaders like Utah used to have.
I think the 'dietary supplement' industry needs Hatch more than Utah.
"Hatch is in a position to do more good for Utah and our country than any
LDS politician since Ezra Taft Benson was secretary of agriculture. "Then how about electing an effective non-LDS politician, Don? Is that
even a possibility in your world?