To the Editor: With the bad weather last week, I was home from work and happened to watch Gov. Sununu’s “State of the State Address.” I found the speech to be a breath of fresh air and a significant contrast to President Trump’s “State of the Union Address” from a few weeks ago.
Sununu’s speech was positive, forward looking, bipartisan and celebrated the positive things happening in New Hampshire. While Trump tried to use good statistics about the economy to attack his opponents, Sununu shared credit with everyone in the legislature for New Hampshire’s strong economy.
Trump used his speech to criticize Democrats on areas where they disagreed. Sununu noted his disagreements but then pledged to work with the legislature to work together and find compromise.
Most importantly, the governor talked about the things he supported like protections for pregnant mothers in the workplace, improved mental health and more funding for education. This is a contrast to some Republicans, including Trump, who mostly talk about what they oppose. It is not that I dislike President Trump. In many areas he is doing a good job. But I do feel that he could use some of Gov. Sununu’s positive energy and bipartisan spirit. I am glad that I had the opportunity to watch the governor’s speech and I am pleased that Chris Sununu is my governor.