I think the key is concentrated political activism. These 350 Free Staters aren't exactly a voting bloc, but they can effect change by being politically active (running for office, organizing, donating money).
"Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils." --General John Stark, New Hampshire Revolutionary War hero
"FSP leaders say about 100 people have made the move so far. Add the 250 or so native project members, and about 350 Free Staters call New Hampshire home. Those who have settled here like what they see."
Wow! 350! That's going to change NH politics, fer shure.
My question: Can New Hampshire absorb that many Linux consultants?
Way to dang cold.
Warmer place please.
"I'm not in for rabble-rousing or protesting or burning flags," he said. "I want to channel this energy in a positive way."
I've heard about this before, I think the plan was to move 1,000 Libertarians there. I dunno how great an idea it is, although I don't want to knock it. Recruiting more Libertarians everywhere might have been a better exercise. Montana/utah and states in that area might have been a better pick, although the small pop of new hampshire is certainly advantageous.
I wouldn't underestimate the efforts of 100 determined people to make big changes.
I just wonder if it won't get lost in the large demogrpahic changes of people fleeing the blue states, as seen in this story:
I moved to NH in 03 to get away from MA. It is AMAZING with what you can do here as oppsed to the the Soviet State of Mass. That being said i was DISMAYED when NH voted for a Democrat Munchkin for Governor and for KERRY - the biggest socialist in the Senate