The old, professional politician Orrin Hatch finally threw in the towel. He was disavowed by Utah's Salt Lake Tribune and saw the writing on the wall.
Now, the clear question is who will replace him? Jenny Wilson, a Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson had said that she would run as a democrat for Hatch's seat in 2018, and chance are, Mitt Romney will soon announce his intention to represent the Republicans.
Seems to me that if Jenny was serious about getting elected, she'd need to come out swinging, right now, and begin making impression by defining who she is and what she stands for before Mitt officially gets out of the woods and defines who she is.
There's a huge opportunity of debunking the misconceived "Democrat-is-for-abortion" paradigm and explain that being pro-life starts with taking care of kids in providing them with good education and good healthcare. She'd be perfect for doing that.
Her silence or conspicuous absence from the debate at the very early stage won't do her any good in the uphill battle that is likely to be hers. She needs to get out now and start fighting in full force!