"I think, at the bottom line, it's a new face," said Mr. Hatch, a 42-year-old lawyer making his first dip into state elective politics since moving to Utah in 1969 from Pittsburgh, Pa. "I think the people are tired of the old politics."
A gap between the two contenders is, perhaps, most sharply drawn when you consider that Mr. Hatch was a Brigham Young University student ... when Sen. Moss, now 65, first ran and won in a three-way race for U.S. Senator in 1958.
Pete Ashdown was 9 and a student at a Bountiful-area elementary school when Sen Hatch, now 72, first ran and won in a race for U.S. Senator in 1976.
Democrats control Congress so they are to blame for inflation and bureaucracy, Mr Hatch says.
And now Republicans are in control, so I guess they are to blame.
Mr. Hatch says he resents being "branded" by some as a "right wing conservative." But he thinks that's been pretty well dissipated. He tells the medical students [at BYU] he looks upon himself as an eclectic, "one who tries to take the truth from wherever it comes."
What he does with that truth is annother matter.
The Spirit of 1976