The efforts to put heat on Sen. Orrin Hatch to debate Dan Liljenquist got a little pointed recently when a Liljenquist supporter created a Facebook group questioning if the 78-year-old senator was dodging debates to hide his senility.
Alan Mortensen, a prominent attorney who had previously offered to foot the bill to stage a debate in Washington, created the group called "Is Hatch afraid to debate because of Dementia?" last week, putting front-and-center a topic that has been whispered about for some time.
A Hatch spokeswoman, Evelyn Call, posted her thoughts on the page: "This may be the most despicable [Facebook] group in existence. Way to really lower the bar in Utah politics."