Skip to comments.Granite State Nail-Biter (Sununu rises from the grave)
Posted on 08/24/2008 5:42:54 PM PDT by bilhosty
When Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, lists the November races that will swell his party's majority, New Hampshire is one of the first he brags about. Here on the ground, it looks a lot less certain that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen will cut short the promising career of Sen. John Sununu, namesake son of a White House chief of staff under the first President Bush. Shaheen, a former governor who lost a close race to Sununu six years ago in an environment much more hospitable to Republicans, was a double-digit favorite early this year when she heeded supporters' pleas and left a Harvard administrative job to test Sununu again. But last weekend, as she and Sununu marched with their supporters in the Londonderry parade and then hobnobbed with voters at the Greekfest here, Shaheen acknowledged that things have changed. Reflecting on a University of New Hampshire poll released July 23 that gave her a 46 percent to 42 percent lead -- the tightest in any public poll in a year -- Shaheen said, "We always knew it would be close. It's always difficult to beat an incumbent."
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NH is a state where McCain can help GOP candidates down ticket.
Jean is an empty suit AND she is getting old and not aging gracefully. Look for the turnout to be rid of Shea/Porter to give Sununu a boost as well.
It's kinda like living with a TB patient.The longer you're with him the more likely you are to catching it yourself.
Yeah, I’m just as worried about Gordon Smith’s seat in Oregon. It hasn’t appeared on RCP as a likely Dem take over, but if McCain doesn’t do well then it easily could flip. Smith has been a solid conservative his whole career, but has had to face political realities of the tarnished GOP image. That has caused many conservatives to turn against him. Oregon isn’t Alabama and I hope some of the 100%’ers back off the Gordon Smiths, John Sununu’s, and Norm Coleman’s we need so that the voices of Jim Demint et al can be heard.
NH is a state where McCain can help GOP candidates down ticket.
This is encouraging news.
“I hope some of the 100%ers back off the Gordon Smiths, John Sununus, and Norm Colemans we need so that the voices of Jim Demint et al can be heard.”
Very good point.
“has gone blue and probably will never go back”
Not so sure about that. Not so pessimistic
Kerry won by 9000 votes, but no more straight ticket ballots now.
Dems in office are spending more than they’re taking in.
Repubs haven’t had a solid leader for guv for ten years.
McCain will do very well here.
SheaPorter is a joke even to Dems.
Sununu has twice as much money as Shaheen and is a very good campaigner.
>> so that the voices of Jim Demint et al can be heard.
Are you saying that (for example) Tom Coburn won’t be heard unless your pet RINOs get re-elected?
And didn't the media start out saying the initial exit polls said it was way to close to call. And when Hillary took the early lead, it was said that when the areas where there were lots of young people came in the race would be very close?
I seem to recall that Hillary won new Hampshire and didn't she win Massachusetts as well. They must just love Obama in new England.... don't they. If you don't believe me ask the media. They'll tell you. But please don't ask the voters, they always have their own ideas.
That is true. I am going to help young John as much as I can. Shaheen was a real dud as a governor. We don’t need her any more. She should go back to her native Missouri and give it another shot. She came from a Republican family but something obviously went terribly wrong. Maybe when she met Billy.
Those are good points, Tator. All Shaheen and the rest of the Democrats have going for them is their hatred of Bush and the voters are finally realizing that he ain’t on the ballot this year, much as the Democrats wish he was and are trying to make the election about Bush. With any luck at all we can also get rid of the two losers who took our congressional seats in ‘06. They are both embarrassments, especially that idiot Carol Che Porter.
Yes, and I'll assume a baseline of intelligence on your part so no explaination necessary. If assumption incorrect, then an explaination would be an exercise in futility.
The problem in Northern NH is the “Massholes” live in a $1,000,000 ski chalet and the natives live in a doublewide down a dirt road
THIS Sununu isn’t perfect ...
but not nearly as bad as his father,
who basically appointed Souter to the SC.
The comment about the need to ease up on the 100% standard
makes sense to me.
Thanks for no explanation. It’s not clear you could school me like you think you could anyway.
Obviously you’re talking about the Democrat wet dream of a filibuster-proof majority.
That’s ALL it is. A wet dream that the democrats (and apparently, you) share. Lots of folks — including dims with a clue — disagree. Google.
Now, even IN the very unlikely situation of a filibuster-proof majority, conservatives with balls (like Tom Coburn and John Cornyn and Jeff Sessions) WILL be heard (granted, to a lesser degree and he’ll have to work harder) and they WILL embarrass his Donkee colleagues. And, make no mistake, they WILL get press. If the Dims have the majority even the MSM will get on ‘em, otherwise they can’t justify their sorry existence.
On the other hand— we don’t need any more brainless “Gang of XX” stupid self-serving deals cut by your buddies.
And yet another way of looking at it: if we’re saddled with RINO monkeys who will vote with the Dems anyway, what’s the difference? Might as well let the Dimocraps screw up AND take the blame (instead of pinning it on willing play-nice RINOs like your heroes).
Hillary won here in NH after her little crying moment.
Does anyone have any information on the four Repulicans running to unseat Paul Hodes in the NH 2nd Congressional District?
Here is the key to our conservatives “being heard.”
You can’t set the agenda in Congress unless you control the committee chairmanships. For that, in reality, you need the support of RINOs that will be elected from blue states.
Why is Nancy Pelosi speaker? Because of Barney Franks from Mass? NO. Because of people like HEATH SHULER from RED STATES. Throw out those “conservative” (Comparatively) and replace them with Republicans, or replace some of these close races where “moderate” Dems won in Red states like Indiana and Arizona, and you put the Boehner in the Speaker’s chair and cut the nuts off of the socialists like Conyers et al. and give power to Pence, Shadegg, etc.
THAT is why you need the RINOS...the power is in the CHAIRMANSHIPS. For that, the reality is, you need RINOS also.
Overall if we had some real Republicans this could be a Republican year if we had some real Republicans.........
Shaheen is a proponent of vote fraud!
Speaking of vote fraud, there were reports of people voting in the NH primary using the addresses of vacation homes owned by out of state residents. Do you know if this was ever investigated?
Not a word.
Why do people keep suggesting pro-abortion runningmates for Senator McCain? A month ago it was Crist, two weeks ago it was Ridge, last week it was Giuliani, Lieberman and Romney, just this morning I heard Colin Powell, and now Kay Bailey Hutchison. Have people forgotten that John McCain needs to pick a VP to his right so as to energize the conservative base of the party and to ensure that socially conservative Democrats repulsed by Obama turn out to vote?
Is Shea Porter going?
Yup, totally insane.