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  •  Hatch could be. (2+ / 0-)

    He's trying like hell to avoid the fate of Bob Bennett, but the Tea Party has their sites set on him.  I think there's a good possibility Hatch will lose the nomination, and likely would walk away rather than run as an independent.  

    Of course, the seat would then go to a TP crazy, cause Utah don't do "Democrat."  

    We are the first to look up and know, with absolute certainty, that the sword we ourselves have forged, is real.

    by Jbearlaw on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 09:06:45 AM PST

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    •  Hatch (1+ / 0-)
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      DaytonMike

      Had Hatch been up this year, he might well have gone down.  He knows what he has to do - not just vote a particular way but also make sure he has enough of his people at the convention.  He'll be able to do that because he has enough of a lead time to plan and he has no intention of going out on a primary loss.  I expect any Tea Party challenge to him is going to fizzle.

      •  Will "Tea Party" even be around in 2 years? (1+ / 0-)
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        Flaming Liberal for Jesus

        The best thing I can see going for Hatch is that the TP has been a re-branding effort by the GOP, and by the time the 2012 elections roll around, the new brand may well be as tarnished as the old.  

        We are the first to look up and know, with absolute certainty, that the sword we ourselves have forged, is real.

        by Jbearlaw on Mon Jan 03, 2011 at 03:35:55 PM PST

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