Enough with the crazy stuff. I was a geeky adolescent, reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Trilogy” and all the rest. But I understood something important: it’s all FICTION. You do not have to give up your fascination with fantasyland, but channel your energies productively by watching post-apocalyptic television like “The Walking Dead” or “Revolution.” Then repeat after me: Barack Obama was born in the United States, we don’t need a state militia to protect us from zombies, and polio was eliminated because of vaccines.
— Kathy Sullivan, former New Hampshire Democratic Party chair, offering advice to the New Hampshire Republican Party.
Two weeks ago, District 4 Executive Council candidate Bob Burns responded to a question about compromise saying, “Honestly, I don’t think I’d compromise on anything.” In a subsequent debate with Democrat Chris Pappas, Burns was given a chance to explain his earlier statement. Oops.
The first post-primary campaign video from GOP gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne is a lighthearted take on his unique name. “It’s a tough name to pronounce and even tougher name to spell,” says Lamontagne, “but I hope you’ll remember it on election day.”
It sure didn’t take NHDP long to respond. “Ovide Lamontagne. Funny name, dangerous plan,” intones the the narrator.