Mark Steyn for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire? Perhaps it’s just a Hugh Hewitt pipe dream (like that Romney/Ryan landslide), but damn what a dream. From the Daily Caller:
On his radio show on Thursday night, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbied National Review columnist and occassional fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh to make a run for a New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat against the current incumbent, Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Hewitt on Friday had announced the launch of SteynforSenate.com, where one can sign a petition to encourage him to run as well as be notified how to contribute to his campaign in the event he does run.
But in his regular appearance on Thursday, Steyn expressed his disappointment in the lack of the quality of candidates considering a run for the seat, but he didn’t entirely rule it out either.
“[M]y heart sank somewhat when I read in the Union Leader, I think it was the other day, about those who were preparing to run against Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate seat,” Steyn wrote. “And I wish this state was the way it was 20 years ago, but the New Hampshire Republican Party was too often was content to be in office rather than in power. That’s a problem with the Republican Party generally, I feel. And suddenly I regret that Jeanne Shaheen was able to defeat John Sununu six years ago and I will take yours advice having just given my Palmerstonian speech, I’m not sure that’s something Granite Staters are ready for.”
I just can’t really imagine this would happen. On the other hand, given what usually happens to folks who go there it might be better for all of us if Steyn remains unsullied by the likes of U.S. Senators.