(Sen. Gregg has received a great many letters from me over the past few years, running about 50-50 between positive and negative. This is the first one I’ve made open.)
I hadn’t yet finished writing a letter to you regarding your acceptance of the position as Pres. Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. I hadn’t decided how I felt about it.
Part of me thought that you were willing to take the position just so that you wouldn’t have to face another re-election bid. Considering how much NH has turned blue over the last few elections, it doesn’t look good, after all.
Now, however, I commend completely your decision to withdraw. I am pleased to see that you chose to take a stand over the fact that you disagree with Pres. Obama on commerce policy, that you disapprove of the reassignment of the Census, and that you disapprove of the stimulus bill and how it was marketed.
This is why I have supported you over the years, and why I look forward to doing so in the future. You are, whether I agree or disagree with you at times, a statesman of good character. I remain proud to call you my Senator, and I’m glad that you’ll be around with us for a while longer, at least.