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  • Manchester, New Hampshire Tea Party

    04/15/2009 5:42:43 PM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 19 replies · 819+ views
    andy58-in-nh | 4/15/09 | andy58-in-nh
    We had a great tea party on Manchester, New Hampshire this evening. I would estimate the crowd at close to (if not over) 1000 patriots. On hand were Mayor Frank Guinta of Manchester, the mayor of Franklin, NH, local sports radio celebrity Charlie Sherman, and Charles Arlinghaus of the NH Union Leader, among others. I saw no sign of "disruptors" anywhere. Instead a throng of patriots gathered to launch an effort whose importance cannot be overestimated, but whose vitality will be determined by our individual involvement and commitment. Pictures begin with my comment below.
  • Cullen to back Gov. Sununu as new head of state GOP

    12/07/2008 6:20:38 PM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 38 replies · 661+ views
    The Union Leader/Sunday News ^ | December 7, 2008 | John di Staso
    Ending several weeks of speculation, former Gov. John H. Sununu has made it official: He will try to become the next leader of the state's Republicans. Charging that "Democrats are ruining New Hampshire," Sununu told the New Hampshire Sunday News he has decided to become a candidate for chairman of the Republican State Committee. Current Chairman Fergus Cullen won't seek another term when the state committee meets in January to elect officers. "I am going to step aside and support him," Cullen said. "He's clearly extraordinarily qualified to do the job." There are currently no other candidates for the post.
  • Ex-Gov. Sununu eyes top GOP job

    11/22/2008 3:18:37 AM PST · by billorites · 31 replies · 713+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | November 22, 2008 | John DiStaso
    As New Hampshire Republicans search for a way to rebound from two consecutive devastating defeats in federal and state elections, former three-term Gov. John H. Sununu says he is open to the possibility of leading them.Two decades after he was the state's chief executive and then-President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff, Sununu is "reluctantly considering" becoming a candidate for chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, he told the New Hampshire Union Leader yesterday."People have asked me to consider that," he said in a telephone interview from his Salem office. "It is clearly an insane idea, but...
  • Hey, don't blame Massachusetts

    11/12/2008 2:25:29 AM PST · by cmj328 · 17 replies · 396+ views
    The Union-Leader ^ | John DiStaso
    Memo to New Hampshire Republicans: Don't blame Massachusetts. New Hampshire's apparent shift from Republican "red" to Democratic "blue" can be primarily attributed to moderates and liberals who have moved to the state from throughout the Northeast, not just the Bay State, according to a University of New Hampshire political science professor. In fact, the area of the state in which Massachusetts transplants have primarily settled remains red, although it's not as red as it used to be. UNH Associate Political Science Professor Andrew Smith says the conventional wisdom that blames --or credits, depending on one's point of view --Massachusetts transplants...
  • Sununu for RNC Chairman?

    11/06/2008 7:17:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 92 replies · 2,489+ views
    Now! Hampshire ^ | 11/06/2008 | Patrick Hynes
    John Sununu will no longer be a U.S. Senator come January after having lost his re-election bid against former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen on November 4th. But he might be the Chairman of the Republican National Committee if some of his supporters have anything to say about it. A group of Republican officials and operatives plan to launch a Draft Sununu for RNC Chairman committee as early as Friday, two Republican sources tell Now! Hampshire. The sources asked to remain anonymous. The leaders of the effort are not affiliated with the remnants of Sununu’s unsuccessful reelection campaign. If the...
  • NH called for Obama by

    11/04/2008 5:20:37 PM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 28 replies · 3,026+ views ^ | 11/04/2008 |
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  • Much Closer Than Expected in New Hampshire?

    11/04/2008 4:11:20 PM PST · by Longstreet63 · 29 replies · 4,773+ views
    I need to confirm a rumor - did any reader in New Hampshire vote in the past hour or two? And if so, did they see any Obama monitors at their polling place? If the answer is "no," then it's because I have been informed correctly that Team Obama is worried about the Granite State and putting every resource into getting those last voters to the polls.
  • Repub Poll Watchers Kept 40 ft From NH New Voter Registr Tables; File Lawsuit vs. NH Sec of State

    11/04/2008 10:31:23 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 27 replies · 4,743+ views
    FOXNews Channel ^ | Nov. 4, 2008 | Live Announcement
    FOX News is reporting that Republican poll watchers in New Hampshire are being kept 40 feet away from the tables were new voters register. Republicans have filed a lawsuit (to be heard within hours) against the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
  • Obama wins in early-voting towns (BBC)

    11/04/2008 1:19:20 AM PST · by maquiladora · 24 replies · 1,971+ views
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has won in the two US towns that traditionally open US election voting. In Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, he won 15 votes to his Republican rival John McCain's six, becoming the first Democrat to win there since 1968. In Hart's Location he won 17 votes, while Mr McCain won 10, and Ron Paul two, showing 100% voter turnout. Results from the rest of the US are expected from 2300 GMT as citizens elect their 44th president. Hart's Location began the practice of voting early in 1948 so that railroad employees could vote before going to...
  • Obama opens account with landslide win in Dixville Notch

    11/04/2008 2:11:12 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 2,958+ views
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama today won handsomely in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. People in the isolated village in New Hampshire's northeast corner voted just after midnight Tuesday. It was the first time since 1968 that the village leaned Democratic in an election. Obama's rival, Republican John McCain, won 6 votes, CNN reported. A full 100 per cent of registered voters in the village cast ballots. The town, home to around 75 residents, has opened its polls shortly after midnight each election day since...
  • Dixville Notch, New Hampshire Vote Tally

    11/03/2008 9:11:58 PM PST · by Onerom99 · 244 replies · 16,478+ views
    Me | 11/4/08 | Me
    John McCain - 6 Barack Obama - 15
  • Election results from Hart's Location, NH

    11/03/2008 9:53:50 PM PST · by rwilliam · 79 replies · 10,227+ views
    Hart's Location web site ^ | 11/4/08 | Hart's Location
    2008 Presidential Election Results: * Barack Obama: 17 * John McCain: 10 * Ron Paul: 2 (write-in)
  • Does Dixville Notch Offer Insight Into How NH and the Nation Goes? (Election Eve Vanity)

    11/03/2008 6:53:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,393+ views
    OK. What's your take on the famous New Hampshire hamlet? Post your views here.
  • Dixville Notch Watch! (vanity)

    11/03/2008 6:22:41 PM PST · by Onerom99 · 30 replies · 1,329+ views
    Me | 11/3/08 | Me
    Dixville Notch, NH will report their votes tonight. 1996: Dole beat Clinton 18-8 2000: Bush beat Gore 21-5 2004: Bush beat Kerry 19-7 Let's hope Dixville Notch is showing a healthy margin for Mac!
  • McCain Warmly Welcomed in Granite State Town Hall

    11/02/2008 6:03:46 PM PST · by americanophile · 9 replies · 891+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2008 | Juliet Eilperin
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- As his campaign nears its end, John McCain convened a town hall meeting tonight in New Hampshire, the state that has sustained his presidential aspirations during the darkest times. McCain's first-place finish in New Hampshire in 2000 made him a serious contender against George W. Bush, though it failed to carry him through the rest of the primaries. Nearly eleven months ago, winning here put him on the path to securing his party's nomination. While only a couple of dozen people showed up eight years ago when he held one of his first town halls here, tonight...
  • Prominent New Hampshire Republican endorses Obama (Fred Bramante of NH)

    10/30/2008 4:53:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies · 1,650+ views
    AP/Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2008
    A prominent New Hampshire Republican is getting off the Straight Talk Express and hopping on the Obama bandwagon. Fred Bramante has stepped down from John McCain’s New Hampshire Leadership Committee to endorse Barack Obama. The former chairman and current member of the state Board of Education said he opposes McCain’s support of school vouchers, which would give parents taxpayer money to offset the cost of private schooling. Bramante said politicians must abandon the voucher idea if they want to improve education.
  • Poll: Obama with slight lead over McCain in NH

    10/27/2008 4:15:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 58 replies · 1,754+ views
    THE POLL: Marist College poll in the presidential race of likely voters in New Hampshire. THE NUMBERS: 50 percent Barack Obama, 45 percent John McCain. OF INTEREST: A day after a Boston Globe poll showed Obama with a 15-percentage point lead in New Hampshire, the Marist College poll shows him with only a slight lead. DETAILS: Telephone poll of 655 like voters conducted Oct. 22-23. Sampling margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
  • Dem Pollster: Forget the Rest - It's Down to Colorado, New Hampshire and a Chunk of Maine

    10/26/2008 11:19:08 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 61 replies · 1,841+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 25, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    All the hand-wringing about whether Obama can hold Pennsylvania - forget it, he's got it. Virginia? McCain - no question. I was having dinner a night ago with a friend of mine who is a statistician for a well-regarded private polling company. They do some work for Republicans in California, but most of the work they do is for Democrats or Democrat-leaning operations (Unions, etc.). Anyway, her shop was retained to do a few Presidential polls for targeted states on behalf of a union so the union could decide where to spend their ad dollars for the last week. They...
  • Obama’s Lead Cut to Four in New Hampshire

    10/25/2008 1:07:16 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 90 replies · 1,603+ views
    Friday, October 24, 2008 Email a Friend Email to a Friend The presidential race in New Hampshire has grown closer, with Barack Obama now leading John McCain 50% to 46%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. At the beginning of the month, the Democrat held a ten point lead over his opponent, which shifted New Hampshire from “toss-up” to “leans Democratic” in the Rasmussen Balance of Power Calculator. In the eight polls prior to October, Obama has held the lead in five, McCain in three. Voters in New Hampshire are divided on who they trust...
  • Rassmussen NH lead cut to 4 from 10 - Yup McCain will win NH

    10/24/2008 2:03:53 PM PDT · by sunmars · 68 replies · 2,526+ views
    The presidential race in New Hampshire has grown closer, with Barack Obama now leading John McCain 50% to 46%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. At the beginning of the month, the Democrat held a ten point lead over his opponent, which shifted New Hampshire from “toss-up” to “leans Democratic” in the Rasmussen Balance of Power Calculator. In the eight polls prior to October, Obama has held the lead in five, McCain in three. Voters in New Hampshire are divided on who they trust more on the top issue of the economy, with Obama holding...
  • Rasmussen NH Poll (Good News to Come)

    10/24/2008 12:04:45 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 52 replies · 4,185+ views
    Rasmussen NH Poll (Good News to Come)
  • McCain returns to NH trying to stave off loss

    10/22/2008 6:49:28 AM PDT · by impeachedrapist · 57 replies · 1,109+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 10/22/08 | Glen Johnson/Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – New Hampshire launched John McCain's two presidential campaigns, and now he's hoping it doesn't end his bid for the White House. The Republican nominee was returning Wednesday to the state whose primary he won in 2000 and again earlier this year. But there were signs it was tilting toward Democrat Barack Obama in the Nov. 4 general election. Recent polls have shown Obama, an Illinois senator, with a lead no smaller than 7 percentage points, prompting speculation that McCain may have to surrender the state's four electoral votes and focus elsewhere if he hopes to cobble together...
  • It doesn't compute: Obama's tax plan a ruse

    10/22/2008 2:59:41 AM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies · 960+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 22, 2008 | Editorial
    Sen. Barack Obama claims that if only we let him raise taxes on a measly 5 percent of "working Americans," he could do great things. Well, that sounds just peachy. Tax the rich, give to everyone else. Except there's one little detail the national media don't seem to like pointing out. The math doesn't add up. Numerous organizations, including the Associated Press, have noted that Obama's proposals spend hundreds of millions of dollars more than his tax hikes raise. What is less well known is that Obama's tax plan itself sends out of Washington far more than it brings in....
  • Mccain In NH weds.

    10/19/2008 6:12:09 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 19 replies · 690+ views
    McCain campaign ^ | 10-19-2008 | McCain campaign
    Road to Victory Rally in Manchester, NH WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Address: 100 St Anselms Dr Manchester, NH 03102 Please join John McCain and Your New Hampshire Ticket for a Road to Victory Rally in Manchester, NH Wednesday October 22nd St. Anselm College 100 St. Anselms Dr Manchester, NH 03102 Doors Open at 7:30 a.m. Click Here to attend
  • Palin power in N.H.

    10/19/2008 5:16:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 817+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/19/2008 | Joan Venocchi
    JOHN MCCAIN'S political fortunes may be cloudy, but Sarah Palin remains a bright beacon for some voters. How can that be? Didn't Tina Fey's deadly impersonation on "Saturday Night Live" turn the Alaska governor into a national joke? Palin's popularity tumbled after several bumbling encounters with the national media, especially a sitdown with CBS anchor Katie Couric. One of McCain's tougher moments during last week's debate with opponent Barack Obama was explaining why his running mate is qualified to be president if something happens to him. But earlier that day, Palin basked in a warm welcome during a visit to...
  • Rasmussen Final New Hampshire Poll: Obama 37% Clinton 30%

    10/18/2008 7:51:16 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 29 replies · 1,639+ views
    Tuesday, January 08, 2008 The final Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Hampshire’s Democratic Presidential Primary shows Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton 37% to 30%. Clinton has a slight edge among Democrats but the Illinois Senator enjoys a more than 2-to-1 advantage among Independent voters likely to vote in the Democratic Primary. Among Likely Democratic Primary Voters, the current New Hampshire poll shows John Edwards with 19%, Bill Richardson with 7%, and Dennis Kucinich with 3% support.
  • John McCain Returns to New Hampshire Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 AM, Manchester

    10/18/2008 7:02:45 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 16 replies · 618+ views
    John McCain Returns to New Hampshire Wednesday, October 22, 2008 for a Road to Victory Rally St Anselm College Thomas F. Sullivan Arena 100 St. Anselms Dr. Manchester, NH 03102 Doors Open at 7:30am GET YOUR FREE TICKET ONLINE NOW!
  • Road to Victory Rally - Salem, NH

    10/18/2008 9:58:08 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 17 replies · 979+ views ^ | 10/18/2008 | Self
    Here's a slideshow of my roadtrip to New Hampshire this past Wednesday for the "Road to Victory Rally" featuring Sarah Palin, John Sununu, Jennifer Horn, Shonda Schilling. My first rally, it was a great day! Thanks to all the other Freepers giving me the heads up that there was three rallys that day, after checking the McCain website for a ticket (which I printed on my computer) I headed north. No ticket was required at the gate - so PLEASE if there is one nearby you - JUST GO! Hope you enjoy the slideshow, I just added a bunch more...
  • Palin Makes Pitch to Independents

    10/16/2008 10:40:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 1,122+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2008 | ELIZABETH HOLMES
    DOVER, N.H. -- Sen. John McCain's campaign is testing the popularity of his running mate, Sarah Palin, in battleground territories of key states, a shift from her previous charge of rallying the base in conservative enclaves. Facing slippage in the polls, the Republican ticket has broadened the role of Gov. Palin. This week's schedule has the vice-presidential candidate in a pair of battleground areas of states targeted by the campaign, including independent-heavy New Hampshire and Democrat-leaning Maine. The campaign is banking on her "cross appeal," one Palin aide said. To be sure, her main focus remains traveling to heavily Republican...
  • Thousands Roar for GOP Cause [Palin in NH]

    10/16/2008 7:49:12 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 63 replies · 2,456+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | October 16, 2008 | John Collins
    SALEM, N.H. -- "Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sa-rah!" Two days after her Democratic counterpart drew a comparatively intimate crowd of 600 people to a small basketball gym in Manchester, Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin filled the Salem High School football field to capacity last night with adoring supporters chanting her name. "Thank you for that warm welcome to the Granite State. I hope you don't take the beauty of your great state for granted," said Palin, opening her speech before a wildly enthusiastic and all-supportive crowd that Salem fire marshal Jeff Emmanuelson estimated to be about 7,000. "I've never seen anything like...
  • Sarah Palin Salem New Hampshire Rally Pictures

    10/15/2008 10:07:09 PM PDT · by MA~Bear · 35 replies · 3,517+ views
    Sarah Palin Salem New Hampshire Rally Pictures Hi All, I had the pleasure of attending the Sarah Palin Rally at Salem NH. It was a great event, and well attended as you can see, my best guess is at least 6000 People if not more, besides the bleachers that were filled, the football field was at least 2/3 full when Governor Palin Spoke. The people running the show did a great job for the most part, we were seated behind Governor Palin as my mother is handicapped, though I thought the big screen image made for interesting pictures. Please forgive...
  • Palin sees similarities between NH and Alaska

    10/15/2008 5:09:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 945+ views
    The North County Times/The Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2008 | Holly Ramer
    DOVER, N.H. - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Wednesday she feels a kinship with the moose-hunting, tax-hating voters of New Hampshire who gave John McCain his first primary victory. At the first of three rallies, the Alaska governor said New Hampshire's state motto, "Live Free or Die," would be a good motto for her state. "You're a lot like the people of Alaska. We all love good moose hunting, I know that. We both so enjoy our great lands, with clean water, fresh air and abundant wildlife and good fishing. We love being outdoors, and I know that...
  • McCain for President: A real leader for America (Manchester Union-Leader endorsement)

    10/14/2008 9:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 726+ views
    The Manchester Union-Leader ^ | October 15, 2008 | The Editors
    In this time of great uncertainty, America needs an experienced, decisive leader with clear vision and a steady hand to guide us through. That man is Sen. John McCain. The troubles that will face the next President of the United States are numerous and perilous. They will test the character, the resolve and the mettle of the man we choose to deal with them. Of the two men who stand on the precipice of that great office, only John McCain has proved that he has what it takes to make the tough decisions in a time of crisis. Weeks ago,...
  • Voters weigh in on Todd Palin race visit in New Hampshire

    10/11/2008 12:47:57 PM PDT · by curth · 24 replies · 755+ views
    nashua telegraph ^ | Ray Duckler
    Voters weigh in on Todd Palin race visit Published: Saturday, October 11, 2008 By Ray Duckler Concord Monitor Todd Palin, husband of rugged Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is bringing his own polar-bear grit and igloo motif to Fremont this weekend. And, with the presidential race in its final stages, Palin no doubt will have more than just racing on his mind. We're a swing state, and there are votes to gather as well. Palin is riding in the annual Grass Drags and Water Crossing, billed as the largest event of its kind in the country. Snowmobile enthusiasts race...
  • Sarah Palin coming to Dover High Wednesday (NH)

    10/10/2008 6:06:24 AM PDT · by OCCASparky · 32 replies · 1,712+ views
    Foster's Daily Democrat--Dover, NH ^ | 10-10-08 | Adam Krauss
    DOVER — The staff at Dover High School was given the heads up that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, plans to hold a town hall-style event at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The stop will mark Palin's first appearance in New Hampshire as a candidate — if not ever — and is expected to draw up to 500 people from Dover and beyond, according to an e-mail Principal Deborah Migneault sent to staff. Palin's visit falls on the heels of her husband, Todd, being in the state Saturday, when the snowmobile racer is set to...
  • NH House members stay on the fence [on Bailout]

    10/03/2008 5:50:48 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 5 replies · 270+ views
    The Union-Leader ^ | October 3, 2008 | Jenny Paul
    WASHINGTON – New Hampshire's two Democratic House members -- who voted against the $700 billion financial bailout package on Monday -- won't say how they will vote today when the House takes up the revised legislation. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter said yesterday she is glad the Senate added renewable energy incentives and a provision to adjust the alternative minimum tax so 20 million Americans can avoid paying it, but said she still has concerns about the bill and how it would affect middle-class Americans. [snip] On Wednesday, she told New Hampshire Union Leader's Granite Status she was "desperately trying to get...
  • New Hampshire: McCain Gains Ground, Holds Two-Point Advantage

    09/24/2008 10:07:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 356+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | Sept 24, 2008 | Rasmussen
    John McCain has gained ground for the third straight month and now holds a slight two-point advantage over Barack Obama in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Granite State finds McCain attracting 49% of the vote while Obama earns 47%. A month ago, it was Obama by a point. At the moment, the presidential race in New Hampshire is a toss-up. Nationally, the race remains close in the Daily Presidential Tracking poll. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Obama voters say they will vote with enthusiasm for their candidate, a feeling shared by 68%...
  • Rasmussen (NH): McCain 49%, Obama 47% (3rd Poll this week with Mac Up in NH!

    09/24/2008 9:09:39 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 45 replies · 1,449+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-24-08 | Scott Rasmussen
    John McCain has gained ground for the third straight month and now holds a slight two-point advantage over Barack Obama in the swing state of New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Granite State finds McCain attracting 49% of the vote while Obama earns 47%. A month ago, it was Obama by a point. At the moment, the presidential race in New Hampshire is a toss-up. Nationally, the race remains close in the Daily Presidential Tracking poll. Seventy-four percent (74%) of Obama voters say they will vote with enthusiasm for their candidate, a feeling shared by 68%...
  • Granite State Poll (NH): McCain 47%, Obama 45% (Second NH Poll today with McCain up!)

    09/22/2008 6:01:58 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 35 replies · 125+ views
    DURHAM, NH – John McCain has regained a slight lead over Barack Obama in the race for President in the swing state of New Hampshire. But many voters remain undecided and many more say they could change their minds between now and the election. The most important issue to voters continues to be jobs and the economy. These findings are based on the latest WMUR / Granite State Poll, ∗ sponsored by WMUR-TV and conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Five hundred fifty (550) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by telephone between September 14 and...
  • Obama leads McCain in new NH poll

    09/18/2008 5:12:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 254+ views
    PolitickerNH ^ | September 10, 2008
    The first New Hampshire poll since the two national political conventions shows Barack Obama leading John McCain outside of the margin of error. The CNN/Time Magazine poll gave Obama a 51 percent to 45 percent lead. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent. This poll may be evidence that the Granite State is bucking the national trend this week of higher numbers for McCain since Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's speech a week ago. Since Obama clinched the Democratic nomination in June both presidential candidates have been locked in a tie within the margin of error. After...
  • Obama warns of GOP attacks

    09/14/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies · 188+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/14/2008 | Christina Bellatoni
    MANCHESTER, N.H. | Sen. Barack Obama told voters not to fall for Republican attempts to "distort my record," keeping up his attacks on Sen. John McCain, whose campaign criticized the Democrat for talking politics during a hurricane. During a rally that was scaled back as Hurricane Ike swamped Texas, the Democratic presidential nominee said Republicans "will try to undermine your trust in what the Democrats are trying to do," but warned voters in the blue-leaning swing state that "the times are too serious for those strategies to work." "If we don't [start] the changes that we need starting right now,...
  • Dem state rep. endorses McCain (NH)

    09/14/2008 4:59:26 AM PDT · by vwatto · 12 replies · 210+ views ^ | 9/12/2008 | Brian Lawson
    A Democratic state representative who supported U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton during the New Hampshire primary has endorsed U.S. Sen. John McCain‘s presidential campaign. The McCain campaign announced that state Rep. Doreen Howard (D-Newmarket) endorsed McCain because he "values the importance of public service."
  • Obama steers clear of Palin as he gets tougher on McCain

    09/13/2008 5:43:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies · 140+ views ^ | September 13, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Even as he mounts unceasing attacks on his Republican rival, Barack Obama is ignoring the person on the ticket who is the center of attention: Sarah Palin. A few syllables are all Obama expends on the Republican vice presidential nominee. He'll mention "McCain-Palin" when he's on the trail; beyond that, her name is taboo. This was the week Obama rolled out what the campaign billed as a more aggressive persona. And he is indeed denigrating John McCain at every turn. Given his new eagerness to slash at McCain's record, his silence on Palin's record is even more...
  • New Hampshire NASCAR Race [McCain to Attend]

    09/13/2008 3:49:31 PM PDT · by flyfree · 17 replies · 366+ views
    What: New Hampshire NASCAR Race When: September 14, 2008 12:00 p.m. Where: New Hampshire International Speedway Loudon, NH
  • Zogby: New Hampshire McCain-49.1% Obama-42.8%

    09/13/2008 1:52:14 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 82 replies · 1,112+ views
    ZOGBY INTERNATIONAL ^ | 9/13/2008 | Zogby
    State: New Hampshire Updated: 9/13/2008 Summary: McCain - 49.1% Obama - 42.8% Not Sure/Other - 8.1% "Still very close here. In a state that loves John McCain, and handed Obama a bruising defeat, McCain has a higher favorability rating." Electoral Votes: 4, Too close to call Full crosstab data from New Hampshire is available to subscribers to the 2008 Presidential polling package. Methodology: Zogby International conducted an online survey of 433 likely voters. The poll ran from Sept. 9-12. It carries a margin of error of +/- 4.8 percentage points.
  • Obama aide: McCain campaign 'sleaziest' in modern history

    09/13/2008 12:44:51 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 138 replies · 597+ views
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama's spokesman on Saturday accused Sen. John McCain of "cynically running the sleaziest and least honorable campaign in modern presidential campaign history." Sen. Barack Obama blasts his rival, Sen. John McCain, at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Saturday. Obama, speaking to a crowd Saturday in Manchester, New Hampshire, said, "John McCain wants to have a debate about national security; let's have that debate. I warned that going into Iraq would distract us from Afghanistan. John McCain cheerleaded for it. John McCain was wrong, and I was right." "The McCain-[Sarah] Palin ticket, they...
  • Obama Outlines Tax Plan in Dover (invitation-only 'crowd' - cancels SNL appearance)

    09/13/2008 11:38:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 193+ views
    NHPR ^ | 9/12/08 | Josh Rogers
    Obama Outlines Tax Plan in DoverBy Josh Rogers on Friday, September 12, 2008. Obama told an invitation-only crowd at a Dover community center that the economic policies of John McCain are identical to those of the Bush Administration. The Illinois Senator then laid out his own tax proposal before ending with a commitment. "And I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase - not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." Obama said John...
  • Obama Campaign Begins Counterattack

    09/13/2008 8:13:19 AM PDT · by billorites · 160 replies · 342+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2008 | Jonathan Weisman
    Sen. Barack Obama and his campaign launched a promised counterpunch against Sen. John McCain on Friday, portraying him as an aging, out-of-touch politician who would cater to "fat-cat" lobbyists and continue President Bush's economic policies. With two new television advertisements, a campaign memo to supporters and a two-day trip through New Hampshire, Obama sought to regain his footing amid faltering poll numbers, a continuing assault by his Republican presidential rival and rising worries among Democrats about his campaign. "They've been talking about lipstick and they've been talking about pigs and they've been talking about Paris and Britney," Obama told a...
  • New Hampshire Democratic State Legislator Endorses McCain-Palin

    09/12/2008 1:46:36 PM PDT · by frankjr · 41 replies · 948+ views
    For Immediate Release Contact: Press Office Friday, September 12, 2008 603-369-8744 MANCHESTER, NH -- The McCain-Palin campaign today announced that New Hampshire State Representative Doreen Howard, a Democratic legislator from Newmarket, has endorsed John McCain for president. Representative Howard previously supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's candidacy. "As a lifelong Democrat who enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton in the primaries, I am now supporting John McCain. Like Senator Clinton, McCain values the importance of public service. Both Clinton and McCain put country first and that's critically important," said Howard. "John McCain and Sarah Palin are mavericks who have proven they can deliver...
  • What is going on with New Hampshire (vanity)

    09/12/2008 12:29:38 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 105 replies · 297+ views
    Me | 9/12/08 | Me
    Bush lost New Hampshire to Kerry by 1.3%. Bust beat Gore there by 1.3%. While losing all the momentum, New Hampshire primary came through for McCain in both 2000 and 2008. While holding all the momentum, New Hampshire went against Barack Obama. Everywhere I look,(RCP, FiveThirtyEight, etc..) they all have New Hampshire is in the Obama column. Based on what? The most recent poll, 9/9 CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corp. poll of Registered Voters has Obama up by 6 there. This same outfit that puts Obama up by 12 in Minnesota, 13 in New Mexico, 15 in Iowa. Rasmussen hasn't done a...