Letter: Same old, same old
In an era when the establishment, old-boy Republicans across the country are pretending they are anything but, here in New Hampshire I guess they haven’t gotten the message.
I must admit, I was genuinely surprised at the lineup of backers at the kickoff of Walt Havenstein’s campaign for his party’s nomination for governor. Talk about same old, same old! Is this the image they really want to portray in 2014?
There was Chuck Morse, Jeb Bradley, Steve Merrill, Craig Benson, Frank Guinta, Tom Eaton and Chris Sununu, among others. It’s all about power, their power. And their wannabe power.
No doubt Eaton, with whom I served in the state Senate more than 10 years ago, sees Havenstein as his ticket back into some position of alleged importance in Concord.
After all, Eaton has run unsuccessfully for his old seat again and again and finally gave up, but the hunger for something in Concord remains, apparently!
Now is his chance, I guess, and it looks like he is trying to hitch his dilapidated wagon to the guy from Maryland who wants to be governor of New Hampshire.
And Chris Christie is coming to anoint their chosen one? Like that’s going to help instill confidence? Is this election about old, white, establishment, institutional Republicans (all men, I might add) getting back the power they crave, or is it about how we move into the future?