Skip to comments.Ex-Sen. Bob Smith Is Back, But Have N.H. Voters Noticed?
Posted on 07/11/2014 6:40:35 AM PDT by cotton1706
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. -- Two months before the New Hampshire Republican Senate primary, Bob Smith was scrutinizing a shopping cart full of watermelons near the checkout line at Sullys Market.
"That's a ripe melon," the former two-term U.S. senator said as he flicked one of the green fruits with his thumb and forefinger.
Next, Smith turned his attention to a less desirable specimen in the cart and replicated the ripeness test for the benefit of state Rep. John Hikel, a local supporter who was escorting the candidate on what had been billed as a canvass of downtown Goffstown but turned into an aimless afternoon stroll.
Now, that ones not ripe, Smith said. Listen. Hear that?
Hikel tilted his head to better take in the distinctive note that this particular watermelon emitted.
Yeah, that sounds more solid, he offered.
We used to grow em, Smith continued, reflecting on his younger days on a farm near Trenton, N.J. I worked for a guy who grew those.
Smith -- who is running in a three-way Republican primary to regain the seat that he lost a dozen years ago -- had come to Sullys for the ostensible purpose of earning votes. But the 73-year-old long shot (former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is the GOP frontrunner) preferred to let the shoppers come to him.
I dont seek them out; they seek me out, he said.
Playing hard to get is not typically a recipe for success for a candidate who needs all the attention he can get. But sure enough, soon after the watermelon discourse came to an end, a man in a T-shirt and shorts approached the challenger.
You have my vote, the man said.
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The answer to the question is YES. So much so that Brown got his old friend and fellow RINO to endorse him, who would that RINO be? Mitten Romney.
That endorsement will get the real Republicans in NH up in arms.
“Smith — who is running in a three-way Republican primary to regain the seat that he lost a dozen years ago”
Disappointed that even Real Clear Politics cannot get basic info in an article correct. There are 10 candidates on the ballot for the Republican nomination for US Senate.
Bob Smith is a good man, and one of the best U.S. Senators there’s ever been.
When the Clintonistas kidnapped Elian Gonzalez and were parading him around DC fundraisers like a war prize, Bob was the only guy standing against them.
Which is one of the reasons the RINOs hate him so much.