NRSC - Union Leader - Hidin' Hodes: A man afraid of the people

NOTE: Hidin' Hodes doesn't show up for the work we've hired him to do in Congress, won't tell us where he was or why he was absent, won't honestly debate his opponent and won't hold town hall meetings back home for fear we'll yell at him. Yet he has the nerve to ask us to trust him with one of our two votes in the U.S. Senate? How dumb does he think the people of New Hampshire are?

 

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Hidin' Hodes: A man afraid of the people

Union Leader

Editorial

October 13, 2010

 

There are a lot of things Rep. Paul Hodes doesn't want you to know. For starters, where he was on July 22.

 

At a debate on Monday, Hodes' Republican opponent for U.S. Senate, Kelly Ayotte, asked him where he was during the July 22 House vote on unemployment benefits, which he missed. He refused to answer. The day after the vote, there was a conference of left-wing bloggers in Las Vegas. Some who were there blogged of their encounters with Hodes. But he still won't tell the voters of his own state where he was during the vote.

 

Hodes also wants to hide from the voters the actual person he's running against. At Monday's debate, he was asked a great question: What's the worst thing that would happen if your opponent were to be elected? He couldn't come up with an answer. So he started talking about Republican U.S. Senate candidates in other states. He rambled on about Rand Paul of Kentucky and Christine O'Donnell of Delaware. Having nothing he could pin on Kelly Ayotte, his real-life opponent right here in New Hampshire, he tried guilt by association.

 

He does the same thing when he goes on and on and on in speeches, debates and ads about "special interests" and "big corporations." Granite Staters might think from listening to Hodes that his opponent is some hoofed beast called SpecialinterestsAndbigcorporations.

 

Hidin' Hodes doesn't show up for the work we've hired him to do in Congress, won't tell us where he was or why he was absent, won't honestly debate his opponent and won't hold town hall meetings back home for fear we'll yell at him. Yet he has the nerve to ask us to trust him with one of our two votes in the U.S. Senate? How dumb does he think the people of New Hampshire are?