by Jay McCarthy
The residents of New Hampshire have one of the most awesome and important responsibilities in this country. With our first in the nation primary status, our choices of who wins or loses makes a big difference in who can and will go forward. Although the NH primary wont necessarily make a candidate drop out of the race, it will make a huge difference in their ability to raise money to go forward and be competitive.
In the past, we have had some real surprises in the process, but these real surprise candidates in most cases lack the organization to be competitive on a national basis. They become a flash in the NH pan, and a few weeks after NH, you would be hard pressed to find their names in print again.
We have the responsibility to show the nation who should be our next leader . We have been inundated with candidates and there TV commercials for the past year. Living here, you would think this is what the whole nation is seeing, but that is not the truth. In most of America, the presidential race is still a long way away. When the primary process reaches these states it is run on TV, any candidate that cannot compete in the very expensive TV commercial race will drop to the sidelines very fast.
I have been a supporter of Rudy Giuliani because he is the one man who I believe is the best person to lead this nation forward. Rudy not only gave us courage and hope in the dark days following 9/11, he turned around New York, changing it from the crime capital of the world to one of the safest cities in the world. Before that, he distinguished himself as the Prosecutor to take down the mafia, and he likewise distinguished himself in the Justice Department under President Reagan .Currently he leads the polls in most states throughout the country. He is a leader who is ready to hit the ground running from day one. In NH he needs every vote he can get. Please take your responsibility to vote seriously it is a privilege that we the citizens of NH are put in this awesome position in this most important process. I would also like to ask that you vote for Rudy Giuliani.