MANCHESTER – A few hours after Hillary Clinton energized Democrats ahead of Tuesday’s election, about 400 Republicans cheered on the top of their ticket, linking all of their opponents to President Obama.
There were no out of state, national Republicans on hand but that seemed not to matter to the group at Wiggins Airways at the Manchester Airport, who greeted Scott Brown, Walt Havenstein, Frank Guinta and Marilinda Garcia as they arrived on the NHGOP “Victory Bus,” which pulled directly into the huge hangar.
The featured speakers were familiar – of the same name.
Former Gov. John H. Sununu said Democrats should be “embarrassed of their President who has failed America, who has screwed America, and we have to make a change.
“Think of how disgraceful it is to have a disgrace in the White House,” Sununu said.
“Republicans have traveled more miles than their Democratic opponents,” said former Sen. John E. Sununu, who defeated Jeanne Shaheen in 2002 before losing to her six years late.
“Republicans have held more town halls than our Democratic opponents. And this is why Republicans are going to win on Tuesday.”
New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn had tough words.
Insisting “this is our moment,” Horn said, “A wave just doesn’t happen. Waves happen when every single member of a cause or a movement come together.
“This is our time, we need to crush it and push their heads under over and over and over again until they cannot breathe anymore,” said Horn.
The elder Sununu said Gov. Maggie Hassan would be “dangerous if she get another term in the corner office,” said Sununu. “She loves an income tax.”
Republican Senate challenger Scott Brown urged the group to “work harder, longer. Do 100 more phone calls. Knock on 100 more doors.”
Repeating a familiar line, Brown said, “The only way we can change direction right now is to change senators….We need to make sure that Harry Reid is the minority leader.
“It’s time to take back our state. It’s time to take back America,” said Brown.
First District U.S. House candidate Frank Guinta said, “This whole team is fired up. People are angry frustrated and concerned about the direction of America. Democrats are taking people of this county in the wrong direction.
“We have two days to do talk to every single person in the state and make sure they do the right thing, not for us but for this country,” said Guinta.
“Aren’t you sick and tired ofDdemocrats in Washington following Barack Obama and Democrats in Concord proposing things like expanded Obamacare?” asked candidate for governor Walt Havenstein. Hassan, he said, “hasn’t earned it.”
“If you’re friends are not inclined to vote for us,” Havenstein said, “leave them at home.”
“I know the greatness of the United States of America and I will not surrender it to those who don’t.”
Sen. Kelly Ayotte urged the group, “Let’s not leave anything behind because we can’t afford to.” She asked the volunteers to work hard to “send me Marilinda Garcia, send me Frank Guinta, send me Scott Brown.”