Can you believe it. The elections were only four months ago and we are already talking about the 2014 elections.
I did hear the funniest thing this week. Former Speaker of the NH House, Bill (the bully) O’Brien is considering running for the US House against Rep Annie Kuster. Stop laughing, he is serious.
“I’m concerned for the country, I really am. I think we need another fiscally responsible voice down in Washington.” (National Journal)
Could you just imagine that campaign? I mean everyone would have something to say about Candidate O’Brien. The women’s organizations would cite his extreme views on women’s health. The LGBT community would bring up his extreme views on gay marriage and gay rights. Then the unions would have a field day highlighting his extreme stance against unions by trying to repeal collective bargaining in New Hampshire.
How do I know what they would say? Because that is exactly what they said this election. Speaker Bill O’Brien was the TEA Party leader who led the Republican party into the dumpster this election. Literally everything that went wrong in the last legislative session could be blamed on Bill O’Brien.
I find it absolutely hilarious that he thinks he could win in CD2 when he could not even win both towns in his own district. I wish I had an ego that big.
Since we are already talking about NH CD2, I will go ahead and say it. I think that former Senator Lambert should also hang up his political shoes. He would have been crushed in Nashua if he would have ran. He is an unknown. He rode the TEA Party revolution to the NH Senate (I am still scratching my head over that). He had no real political experience.
I actually met Sen Lambert at a legislative event in Nashua. We asked him questions about legislation being pushed through the NH Senate. He would respond, I will have to look into that because I am not really familiar with that bill. My response was, “Really, you are the prime sponsor of the bill.” I would never in a million years vote for former Senator Lambert.
If these are the people that the NH GOP plans to put up against Annie Kuster in 2014, I feel pretty secure in Rep Kuster’s reelection.