| Crossposted with different title and a few clarifying edits from Blue Hampshire.
It appears that the GoOPers in high places have decided to put their heft behind Nashua right-wing radio talk show host Jennifer Horn to go against Paul Hodes in the second district of New Hampshire. I say this because unlike earlier challenger, lawyer and veteran Jim Steiner, Horn's candidacy has arrived with great fanfare, with the NRCC putting the Telegraph article on their site, an up-column mention from DiStaso in the Union Leader, and a feature from the
Republico Politico, which, without any empirical evidence, declares her the "emerging as an early front-runner" and boasts:
National Republicans have been attempting to recruit her into the race for several months. She currently faces a nominal primary challenge from attorney Jim Steiner, though other candidates could emerge before the June filing deadline.So, what's Jennifer Horn's candidacy in a nut-shell?
She said she entered the race because "it's time we stop electing lawyers and politicians and people who have spent their entire lives setting themselves up for the next office."Yes, by all means, let's not elect lawyers to the legislative branch of government.
And given the above statement, I'm somewhat amazed at the fawning eulogy she gave to career politician Charlie BassMaster at his defeat. Clearly what the law-making branch of our government needs is less experts on laws and public servants, and more right-wing talk show hosts.
What does she think of Paul Hodes?
"Paul Hodes is a do-nothing representative in a do-nothing Congress," she said.
Quite a piece of shop-worn candidate rhetoric for someone framing herself as an ordinary person outside the beltway. For those of you looking beyond the slogans of politicians, check out this graph of how the 2006-elected Blue Wave (of which Paul Hodes is frosh president, btw) stacks up against career politician Charlie Bass' freshman year with the Gingrich-led Contract with America in 1994:
By all means, throw out the do-nothing lawyers and bring in the Gingrich-style ideologues. That'll drain the swamp and get things done. And is back-bencher Bass available for an encore?