Andrew Hosmer, Esq., The Perfect Gent, Retains N.H. Senate Seat, Just, But As Is Only Just — Albeit Subject To Recount.
by Anura Guruge
I stayed up till nearly 2 a.m. this morning to see if Andrew Hosmer had retained his N.H. District 7 Senate Seat as he should have per any natural justice in the World. The results seemed to have been stuck at 77% of the precincts with the numbers a dead-tie. So I had to wait till this morning.
Finally I got the votes with all 17 precincts reporting. Andrew had WON by 131 votes; 0.7%. But a win is a win, an inch as good as a mile in this situation, since all that is required is an absolute majority. So even a one vote lead would suffice. I knew a recount would be inevitable and now I learn that one has been called. I, however, have no worries. This is NOT 2000 and we do not have to worry about hanging chads. We are talking ballots counted by machine using OCR technology. Yes, sure, a few might get disqualified or reassigned BUT a lead of 131 will prevail. After the recount it might NOT be a lead of 131 BUT Andrew Hosmer, the Perfect Gentleman, and the People’s Senator, will still win — and retain his seat, as is ONLY just.
To be honest I did NOT expect the race to be this close. Andrew is popular and he ran a decent campaign. Kudos to him and his Campaign Manager for that. [That his campaign manager, when he was ~8, was my neighbor, of course, had nothing to do with me being so gung ho about him and his efforts. Of course.]
I genuinely thought that Andrew and Lisa DiMartino were shoo-ins. Well Andrew was. That dear Lisa lost was a massive punch to my gut. Lisa deserved to win. Well, as I told Lisa and Richard Leonard, this morning, they should NOT take this personally. They lost because of the justifiable backlash against Obama. I understand and appreciate that. Obama, as I have written before, even managed to alienate ME — and I was up there in the top 1% of his fan club. Well Lisa and Richard is New Hampshire’s loss. They are, in my book, both winners and have already won all they ever need to win.
Andrew too has WON. Of that I have no doubt, and of that I am glad.
He, like Governor Maggie Hassan and Senator Jeanne Shaheen is a World Class Act. And as with the two exemplary ladies you can’t keep class like that down. I am happy that we have these 3 Musketeers to defend us.
Well done Andrew. Well done Kyle. Well done District 7. Well done New Hampshire.
P.S., Andrew — Devanee thanks you for the quesadillas you so kindly took for the volunteers doing publicity in Gilford, and Kyle for the hot cocco. She enjoyed the quesadilla so much, which she said was the best that she had ever eaten, that I didn’t even have to buy her lunch, though I offered a number of times. She was very relieved that you won.
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by Anura Guruge
Very deep down I was always kind of confident that these two STELLAR performers will be reelected. They transcend party politics. Class acts.
I have met them both. I have seen Governor Maggie Hassan in action, at close quarters, at the State House, when I have done my volunteer shifts there, and always found her to be incredibly impressive. Very personable person. Very neat. Always has a friendly smile.
Senator Shaheen, as the 3 links above will testify, have helped us out, tremendously, a number of times. She is good. Very good. An asset to N.H., an asset to the U.S. and an asset ti humanity.
So great that they were re-elected. I am ecstatic though two of our dear friends lost. Yes, that was upsetting.
Though he is supposedly from Alton I have never met or seen Walt Havenstein. Only heard of him when he started to run. Two things struck me about him. He, like Romney and many other Republicans, might be a nice guy but he lacks warmth. He is a Benedict XVI rather than a John XXIII. The second thing is that despite claiming to be a fiscal conservative he splurged a TON of money on unnecessary signs. Just like the Romney campaign. When will the Republicans learn that saturation bombing with roadside signs do not win elections on their own?
As for Scott Brown …
But this is all about these two incredible ladies: Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen.