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[*] Post 314862 posted on 5-1-2008 at 18:58 Reply With Quote
New Hampshire Primary



It will be a ballot vote on Tuesday, similar to an election ballot. There has been some way of voting if you wouldn't be there on that day (I think absentee ballot, but it could be pre-voting).

I just checked several polls. McCain has a lead of 3.2%, averaging some polls together, over Romney. Hillary has a lead of less than 2% over Obama. Some of the polling data began before the results from Iowa were in.

About half the voters in New Hampshire are registered Independent, which allows them to chose which ballot they want. Many of them voted for McCain when he ran 8 years ago. Obama attracted many Independent voters in Iowa; if he attracts many in New Hampshire (which now seems more likely, since he did well in Iowa), it would be good news for Romney.

In the "Republican base," some don't like that McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts (which brought in more revenue to the federal government), and supported an easier path to citizenship for people who have entered the US illegally. Romney is a smaller-government, less-taxes Republican, and says he is more strongly against illegal immigration.

Romney is the one Republican who has implimented a medical-insurance-for-everyone plan in his state, which may be a key issue in the final election, but has not gotten as much treatment in the competition to be the Republican candidate. All the Democrats have health care plans (among which, I think Hillary's is best:o).
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[*] Post 314881 posted on 5-1-2008 at 22:49 Reply With Quote


Mitt Romney has dominated the Wyoming caucuses. As I write this, eight of the twelve delegates at stake have been decided. Six have gone to Romney, and 1 each to Thompson and Hunter. So Romney has at least half of the votes, and could have more.

Wyoming's relatively small population have meant it has not gotten as much attention, in the news or by the candidates. But Romney did campaign there personally, and some of his sons campaigned there on his behalf.
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[*] Post 315002 posted on 7-1-2008 at 00:11 Reply With Quote
Hillary packs New Hampshire rally with out-of-staters



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They looked like a really big, energetic group. However, when you realize that a large number of the group were "ordered" to be there, and a number of those were brought in by bus, they suddenly don't seem to mean as much as when you thought they were spontaneous and local.:o
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