Nearly six years ago I wrote a letter to The Tribune, which was published, relative to Sen. Orrin Hatch running again for a seventh term. At that point, I recalled a time when he originally ran against Sen. Frank Moss who had been a three-term U.S. senator and was running for his fourth term. Sen. Moss had represented Utah well and in a balanced way.
Part of the campaign for Hatch then was a catchphrase, "What do you call a senator who's served in office for 18 years? You call him home." The idea he continually put forth is that representatives can be entrenched in D.C., hearing the siren song of being in the nation's capital. He said a fresh face should fill the position. It succeeded. Then in 2012, Hatch said he wanted one more go-round and that it would be his last term.