Jim Bender - US Senate 2010
In Case You Missed It
Hollis, NH- Today, the Citizen of Laconia Newspaper endorsed Jim Bender for U.S. Senate. On their website, they told readers:
“Jim Bender has the right stuff for the Senate”
Jim “understands how economic success is achieved by working collaboratively with others”
“Jim Bender has shown that he can meet that test, and that is why he deserves the support of voters in next Tuesday's primary”
In Case You Missed It
The Citizen of Laconia
Jim Bender has the right stuff for the Senate
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Politics is much like baseball. Both are hard-fought contests. The spectators, at times, are on the edge of their seats, rising to cheer their favorite, or boo the other side. Both have their strikeouts, home runs, errors and bases on balls. And, as Yogi Berra famously said, both can have an element of "déjà vu all over again."
This election has that "déjà vu" element to it. Thirty years ago Ronald Reagan gained the support of a majority of the electorate by asking, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"
The times are far different and in many ways the challenges far more complex than they were in 1980, but the question of "are you better off" is definitely on the minds of a great many. The voters want to be represented by people who can see the anxiety around. But more than that, they are looking for leaders who understand the nature of the problems facing us and who espouse sensible ideas for moving forward, and who show they have the determination and optimism to get the country on the right path.
In the race for U.S. Senate, the Republican who best understands the nature of the problem and who has exhibited the character and ability to take up this challenge is Jim Bender.
As someone with impressive business experience, Jim Bender knows first-hand the role economic opportunity plays in providing a future in which the people of New Hampshire and the rest of the country can have confidence. Yes, he knows how issues like taxes and regulations affect business decisions. But more importantly, he understands how economic success is achieved by working collaboratively with others.
Many voters are worried about their future. Persistent high unemployment has many fretting over their job, their ability to provide good things for their family, their ability to retire. With such extraordinary concerns, they are absolutely fed up with the rancor and polarized politics so much in evidence these days in Washington.
The kind of strong, calm, positive leadership and attitude that have contributed to Jim Bender's success in the business world will serve the people of this state well in the Senate.
Jim Bender certainly knows his own mind, but he also respects what is on the minds of others.
The true test of a candidate's ability is not whether they win, though that is certainly a prerequisite. The true test comes when they take on the responsibility of representing the voters, and share in the task of governing.
Jim Bender has shown that he can meet that test, and that is why he deserves the support of voters in next Tuesday's primary.