I have shaken hands with sitting presidents, future presidents and previous presidents. I am talking about “The President of the United States”, aka POTUS, “the leader of the free world” presidents. Also too many Senators (past, present and future) to count. Congressmen and women? Dime a dozen. And there are always Governors, not to mention cabinet members.
You might be thinking, “Wow, Trent is much more important than I ever imagined!” That is, unless you live in New Hampshire. It only takes the desire to meet these people and you can. It’s a benefit of living in the state that hosts the first presidential primary of the campaign. If there are only a couple of really big name candidates running for one of the parties, yes, it’s a little harder, but not impossible. Some years it seems that one party or the other has more candidates than there are people in the state.
Fellow New Hampshire blogger Wendy Thomas knows this first hand. Her teenage daughters have taken it upon themselves to get selfies with all of the candidates from both parties. Wendy has helped as long as they promise to sit through the campaign speeches as a learning experience. I’m not sure if they have them all yet, but the last I heard they had at least 19 and had been featured on many national news channels..
There are few places in the world that politics is as hands on as new Hampshire. Most of the time I let it go by, but sometimes I do participate. So far this year I’ve only seen one candidate. Any guesses who?
Note – This post is just for fun. Please keep bad comments about any candidate, Democrat or Republican, out of it. Any partisan politic bickering WILL be deleted.