Note: As with the previous letter, this was written before the Iowa Caucus. It is certainly still applicable because New Hampshire won't vote until tomorrow.
Why should Iowa have all the fun tonight--take that New Hampshire!
Alexander J. Madison - December 31, 2007
Dear New Hampshire Republicans,
Every presidential election season, your state, by virtue of its early primary vote, has the opportunity to help shape the election going forward. At times, you were the antidote to the Iowa Caucuses. In 1980, Iowa chose moderate GHW Bush, New Hampshire chose Ronald Reagan, giving the Gipper a much needed boost. For that, we are eternally grateful. In 1996, you bucked the polls and chose Pat Buchanan over the milquetoast Bob Dole. Though Buchanan had and has his own issues, the one area where he did trump all the others was a real understanding what illegal immigration was doing to our country. Now, 12 years later, that problem that Buchanan warned about has come home to roost. And you have the opportunity to select a candidate that has been even more stalwart than Buchanan, or anyone else in politics for the last 26 years for that matter, on fighting the scourge of illegal immigration. Duncan Hunter even opposed the 1986 Reagan Amnesty (Simpson –Mazzoli), something Buchanan was pushing as Reagan’s Communications Director. As Pat found out, Hunter’s arm don’t twist.
Whereas Mr. Buchanan has managed to put himself into the fringes of the Republican Party in recent years, Hunter has held true to the Reagan vision of Peace through Strength, confronting our enemies, and shrinking the federal leviathan, in addition to being the true leader on immigration reform.
Hunter is the only candidate who understands that communist China is preparing for war, while we foolishly allow massive transfers of technology and manufacturing prowess to move from our shores to theirs. Hunter vociferously opposed Clinton’s ‘Permanent Normal Trade Relations’ gift to the chicoms, while Fred Thompson, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee all supported it.