No surprise there: Five of the other candidates are from Somerset. His biggest target [before Linda Stender] is his good pal’s daughter, Kate Whitman. Both are claiming to be the ‘fiscal conservative’ in the race. I am sure Whitman will be chanting “I know you are, but what am I” real soon.
In his speech to his Hunterdon homies on Monday night, Senator Lance waxed on eloquently as he quoted one of the last two best Republicans, President Lincoln, as he stated, “America is still the world’s last best hope on earth." How true, Mr. Lance, how true. As long as there is no Republican in the White House come January 20, 2009 at 12:01pm, America still is.
Whitman The Younger was boastful about raising the most money thus far. She declared, “…loyalty will not be enough to hold on to this seat.” She urged the Hunterdon Republicans assembled to “abandon the tradition” and support her instead of Lance.
Kind of ironic, ain’t it? I mean, a Whitman asking Hunterdon’s stalwart supporters of Lance to “abandon …tradition”. Go figure.
Lance claimed to have a two digit lead over Linda Stender, while Whitman the Younger has only a single digit lead. Perhaps that was a poll taken of only the current 7th CD candidates on the Republican side. Right now there are 8 candidates; that number should thin out by June.
Dark horse: Tom Roughneen, the Iraqi veteran.
By the way, the second last great Republican: Teddy Roosevelt.