Conservative talk radio show host, Hugh Hewitt has come up with what some are saying is a BRILLIANT idea: Draft author and personality Mark Steyn for the New Hampshire State Senate to replace Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
A few naysayers were quick to go "Birther" on Hewitt, (including Fox News The Five's Bob Beckel) citing that Steyn holds Canadian citizenship- but Hewitt had Constitutional facts and the New Hampshire Constitution to back him up- and it looks like this "Draft Mark Steyn For Senate" has picked up quite a bit of "Mark-Mentum."
When Hewitt suggested a Senate run to Steyn on his show last week (AUDIO) , he seemed a little taken aback at the idea but did not rule out the possibility: “[M]y heart sank somewhat when I read in the Union Leader, I think it was the other day, about those who were preparing to run against Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate seat,” Steyn said. “And I wish this state was the way it was 20 years ago, but the New Hampshire Republican Party was too often content to be in office rather than in power. That’s a problem with the Republican Party generally, I feel."
Steyn also expressed his feeling that, as an author in the public eye for all these years, a possible campaign would make him vulnerable to scrutiny. Said Steyn: "One of the great things about writers running is they have hostages to fortune," he said. "They don't just have one damaging quote . . . they've like half a century of quotes."
I was first introduced to Mark Steyn when he was the fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh in November 2009.
It was a long drive back from Washington D.C., where I had attended the "House Call On Congress" against ObamaCare. Most notably, however, was that it was also the day after the Fort Hood Shooting- when Major Nidal Hassan brutally murdered 14 innocent people. (I always include the death of the unborn baby one of the soldiers was carrying).
Steyn was discussing the case and the fact that Hassan was a psychiatrist- and that some pundits were diagnosing him as having "Pre-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder." His monologue was insightful and impressive. He has an innate ability to capture his listeners with historical fact, humor and a deep understanding of America in the way it was founded. A far deeper understanding than MOST of the elected elites and career politicians currently "serving" in Washington.
If you want to get more acquainted with Mark Steyn, my friend at The Right Scoop has captured a compendium of television and radio appearances HERE.
I, for one, would fully support Mark Steyn for Senate in New Hampshire. All politics are local. And we don't need any more "pointy headed" inside-the-Beltway elitists representing "We The People."
If you agree, go to SteynForSenate.com and sign the petition to show your support.
Who knows? Maybe "America's Undocumented Anchorman" will become the next New Hampshire State Senator. Stranger things have happened.
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