Re "Challenger talks Hatch's age, says senator may die in next term" (Tribune, Sept. 18):
I wish Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Scott Howell's attack on Sen. Orrin Hatch's age had been worded more politely. His email to supporters said Hatch might "die before his term is through" or become sick and have to retire.
"Look," it continued, "Orrin Hatch is not a bad guy. But he is an old guy, and he's a lifer politician. Our nation doesn't need that. And, at nearly 80 years old, he lacks the skill, knowledge and proficiency to face America's modern needs."