Saturday, May 8, 2010
Senator Bob Bennett, 76, was given his walking papers today from the Utah GOP Convention. He was ousted on the second ballot earlier today. Bennett has been in office since 1992 even though he initially said he would only serve two terms.
Bennett has voted for mandated insurance, the wall street bailout, and is known for his earmarks. A combo that seems to be the kiss of death this election cycle. The Senator also spends little time with dealing with the people of Utah and addressing their concerns. He has a war chest for his re-election that is said to be in the millions, although during his last election he never ran an ad on television and yet still won with 69% of the vote. Another words, he figured he could stay in the senate as long as he wanted and to heck with the people he was there to represent.
Bennett has found out the hard way what the Tea Party is really all about. We want representatives that actually represent our needs and are fiscally responsible. There will need to be a runoff as the other two candidates couldn't garner the 60% of the delegate vote to win the nomination outright. The runoff will be on June 22 between Tim Bridgewater and Mike Lee.
Senator Bennett, you are too old and too entrenched in the DC establishment. Time for you to pick up your toys and go home.