With Orrin Hatch actually having to earn the Republican nomination for the first time since his election back in the 70s, there have been talks of public debates.
The idea behind these “debates” is to get each of the potential party nominees in one place where questions can be asked by a moderator. The public and local media would be invited, and how these candidates answers these questions would help the populace decide who they think would be represent their state in Congress.
I’m explaining all of this because we know Orrin Hatch reads our little blog and since, as I mentioned, it’s been nearly 40 years since Hatch has had to be in a debate and—since senility is likely setting in—he probably doesn’t remember what a debate is or why they’re held.
Well, Dan Liljenquist is also interested in having a debate and suggested he and Hatch could have a series of eight debates throughout Utah, saying:
The people of Utah deserve the right to hear the candidates, thus permitting them to judge for themselves who would be the best candidate.
Oh wait. Liljenquist didn’t say that. Orrin Hatch said that in 1976, when he suggested a similar series of eight debates with then-candidate Jack Carlson.
Of course, when Liljenquist suggested it, Hatch agreed … to one debate … in the middle of the day … on the radio … while you’re probably busy supporting yourself at a, you know, job. Hatch said he’s just too busy.
So remember that, populace. Our current Senator is too busy to have a public discussion among the people who would potentially reelect him.