somedude210: what_now: If he really wanted to be NH's Senator, if he really wanted to be a "moderate", he'd wait a few years and primary Kelly Ayotte, who is far weaker politically than Jeanne Shaheen, and is a little too teabaggery to make most NH residents comfortable.that requires him to think, which clearly he has not done
FarkedOver: NeoCortex42: Also, the anti-Shaheen ads have been in full force for a few weeks now. I am not looking forward to the last month or so leading up to the election.I live just south of Boston and these ads are annoying as fark.
92myrtle: Benevolent Misanthrope: WTF? I don;t get this idea that someone running for Senate from a state doesn't have to actually live there. Or Congressman, either. Yeah, I know it happens, but... why would you vote for a carpetbagger? It makes no sense to me.They won't. NH has a longstanding inferiority complex about being wholly dependent economically on Massholia and a lot of internal strife between the more rural (and GOP) interior/rural/Northern towns and the Boston-commuting cities (Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and surrounding 'burbs). He isn't the first MA politician washout who's seen New Hampshire as a sloppy-seconds target where the shared Boston/NH media market makes it too easy to go venue-shopping without needing to give up one's native base of support. They farking loathe carpetbaggers as a whole, but for a statewide office it's even worse because every non- Boston-commuting area of the state already has that built in suspicion of those amongst them cavorting with the enemy south of the border. (And actually, with only 2 U.S. House districts evenly divided between rural and urban those are de facto statewide offices too). So it doesn't matter if there's a strongish GOP base with affinity to his positions...because those voters--who are overrepresented in the GOP primary--happen to be the MOST hostile of all to carpetbaggers and the state's dependency on Massachusetts.It's no-win. And he probably won't make it out of the primary even if he does flood the state with money.
Aar1012: FarkedOver: Cletus C.: FarkedOver: I hope everyone who voted for Scott Brown moves to NH. Massachusetts would be a whole lot better off.This world you envision sounds like a very scary place.What, all those assholes rounded up and in NH? Sure it sounds scary, but we can fence it off to the rest of the world. New Hampshire would make a fantastic gulag.But where would be go to avoid paying the "oppressive" sales tax of 6.25%?/not voting for this carpetbagger
Corvus: You were fooled Mass.
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