My son tells me that a mutual friend, who served with candidate Don Bolduc at CENTCOM, recommends him in the strongest terms. "If I still lived in NH, I'd be working for his campaign. You should go volunteer for him." This from a lawyer who works many hours a week and has not previously worked on a political campaign. I respect this person's opinion greatly. When he used to live here, he was informative at the occasional beer night.
Bolduc is a retired Brigadier General and is running to face off against Senator Jeanne Shaheen in the general. I'd love to see someone defeat Shaheen, who is a cipher, an automatic Democrat vote for whatever she is told to do. She has survived on the basis of excellent constituent service and New Hampshire going purple.
In related news, my son took his daughters, 12 and 8, to hear Andrew Yang today. He found him natural and personable in a very non-politician way. I have not paid much attention, but he seems like a decent individual whose ideas I disagree with. He made jokes about his Asian upbringing which some of the Caucasians in the crowd stiffened at, but the other Asians laughed. His big thing is Universal Basic Income, which I think untenable but have to acknowledge even Milton Friedman said good things about. Yang says that it works in Alaska. Maybe, but I have heard some negatives as well from my Alaskan son.
Yang's slogan is MATH, Make America Think Harder, which I think is great spin.