Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Politicians Posturing in NH

I'm not certain why Obama is coming to NH. Personally, I wish he'd stay away.
Most of the top presidential prospects for 2008 are familiar faces in New Hampshire, but Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is an exception.

That will change next month when Obama joins New Hampshire Democrats for a belated celebration of their big win in the Nov. 7 election.

"We are honored that Sen. Obama has accepted our invitation to celebrate the historic, tidal wave victory New Hampshire's Democrats experienced this November," state party Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan said Tuesday in announcing the visit.

Yep, He had nothing to do with the bluing of NH, but yet he's coming for the celebration. Why? Posture?
In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, Obama trailed only former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in a popularity contest among 20 national figures, even though 40 percent of those polled said they didn't know enough about him. Giuliani, a Republican, got a 64 percent rating on a scale of 0 to 100. Obama was second with 59 percent and Republican Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, was third with 58 percent. Giuliani and McCain also are potential presidential candidates for 2008.
Hell. I'm sick of the election crap that just finished. I really couldn't give a damn about the 2008 election at the moment. But the jostling that is happening in NH is just nauseating. John Edwards was in Manchester last night signing his book. Pathetic. Though I did get a laugh from this bit in the BoGlobe article quoting the NH Union Leader editorial.
In an editorial published Monday, the newspaper noted that the bookstore is located in front of a Wal-Mart. Though Edwards has frequently criticized the retailer, saying it should pay its workers more and provide them with health insurance, the newspaper argues that the Manchester Wal-Mart pays it workers $7.50 to start, compared to $7 at the book store.

And that Quinnipiac poll has our favorite, John Kerry as dead last.
The Quinnipiac University popularity rankings - based on interviews with 1,600 voters - come as Kerry struggles to recover from his “botched” attempt at humor when he made a reference to soldiers serving in Iraq.
Kerry ranked 20th out of 20 politicians, lagging far behind a slew of Democrats expected to seek the party’s 2008 nomination.
Not that he'll get the point, but at least he's not coming to NH any time soon. Now, with luck, the rest of them will give us a break.

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