Friday, June 08, 2007
In the Republican field, Romney leads with 27%, John McCain is behind with 16%, Rudy Giuliani at 15%, Fred Thompson with 12% and Mike Huckabee moving to 5%.
This poll follows a Franklin Pierce College/WBZ poll that showed Romney leading the race with 28%, Rudy coming in with 18%, McCain at 16% and Fred Thompson at 9%.
The group e-mailed presidential campaigns urging their candidates to participate. The e-mail read, "As decision makers, it is our hope that they will utilize these formats as opportunities to listen to what constituents believe are the important factors when considering health care and financial security."
The first session is occurring in Claremont on Monday, June 11th. More information can be found by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 621-1002
The Union Leader is reporting that former Senator Fred Thompson will make his first Granite State visit on June 28th. Ted Gatsas told DiStaso that Thompson will appear at a fundraiser for the Senate Republican PAC.
The event is taking place at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford and a tickets for a private reception, with Fred, are going for a cool $500. $50 will get you through the door for the general reception.
UPDATE: This update, from Steven Smith who is the "Fred2008 NH State Coordinator"
Fred Thompson will headline a NH Senate Victory PAC fundraiser at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH on 6/28. General reception tickets are $50 per person. Private reception tickets with Fred (and photo op) are $500. We can send invitations to purchase tickets to interested parties. Steve Smith, PO Box 624, Charlestown, NH 03603, (603)826-5940, email@example.com . Please do not send us money.
On the heels of a strong performance in the New Hampshire debate, John McCain's presidential campaign today announced the endorsement of former state Senator Carl Johnson. Johnson joins state Senators Gallus, Bragdon, Barnes and Downing on the McCain team.
"I'm supporting John McCain because he's experienced, pragmatic and tested," said Johnson. "I look forward to working on behalf of Senator McCain in the Granite State."
Senator and Presidential candidate announced today that he has recently sent a letter to retired asking them to join his campaign here in . Dodd, who began his career in public service when he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the from 1966 to 1968, sent letters to over 500 retired from .
campaign has also announced that Dan Calegari of Deerfield will organize and serve as Chair of for Dodd in . Calegari is a retired Peace Corps Volunteer who served in from 1973 to 1975. "Throughout his career, Chris has shown that he understands the role America and the American people can play in improving people's lives both at home and abroad," said Calegari.
Mike Huckabee's campaign has put together a video of New Hampshire supporters. Here is the video:
Team Huckabee has put together a truly touching video from New Hampshire.Supporters from New Hampshire give their testimony about the Governor
A must watch:
Thursday, June 07, 2007
"On Friday at 7:30 p.m. WMUR is going to air its "Conversation with a Candidate" program that features an in-studio town hall with Hillary and about 50 New Hampshire voters. Hillary will be answering questions posed by WMUR anchors and undecided New Hampshire voters, and I think she will demonstrate why she deserves your vote."
Thank goodness the weather the last few days in New Hampshire hasn’t reflected the spirit of the people here. Over the last couple of my days my dad has visited with people from all over the state and has had an extremely warm reception.
Whether it was the group of businessmen dining in the restaurant with us who just couldn’t get enough of my Dad on our way out or the cashier at the Manchester Wal-Mart who had just turned 18 and couldn’t wait to vote for Mike Huckabee, the truth is our numbers are growing.
In the Democratic debate last Sunday evening, Barack demonstrated his leadership and presented his bold, optimistic vision for America's future. Now he needs your help to share that vision.
This Saturday, we need you to tell your neighbors about Barack's vision for change. There are already 16 organized canvasses all across New Hampshire - including one near you - as part of an unprecedented national Walk for Change.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Republican crowds pale to Democrats outside debate hall
This AP headline says it all...
There were at least 25% less reporters in the hall
The student ' lounge' was almost empty on Tuesday night; it was SRO on Sunday.
AND THE WINNER: The Democrats
My two cents: Also, Lou Dobbs wasn't in New Hampshire for the GOP debates, but was at St. Anselm for the Sunday Democratic debate.
From The Romney campaign:
"Tonight, Governor Romney demonstrated that he is the best candidate to bring Granite State values to . With his entrepreneurial leadership style and vision, he showed that he will strengthen and protect the American people by supporting our families, strengthening our economy and letting them keep more of their own money while expanding the military to ensure our national security. Governor Romney is the clear choice to lead America forward."Ovide Lamontagne
June 5, 2007
Peter Spaulding, Campaign Chairman for 2008, issued the following statement on tonight’s Republican presidential debate.
“ demonstrated his strength and conviction tonight as he proved to voters why he’s prepared to lead on day one. Part of what makes John’s leadership style so unique is his willingness to engage voters in straight talk – and that’s exactly why he continues to be the favorite in .
“Possessing a superior command of the issues, talked about the importance of reducing America’s dependence on foreign sources of energy, cutting wasteful spending and protecting American soil from Islamic extremism. Tonight’s forum allowed the Senator to draw on a lifetime of honorable service, and show voters why he’s the strongest and most prepared Republican to lead.”
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
-Did anyone else see Dr. Dante Scala behind WMUR's Spaulding? Take about product placement!!
-The clear winner in all this was St. Anselm College. They got lots of name recognition and has already landed debates with ABC and Fox.
-Iraq and immigration dominated the debate. Though, it was interesting that question topics included evolution, English and homosexuals in the military.
-All in all, in my humble opinion the field does not change...that is until Fred and/or Newt joins the race.
Note: The St. Anselm College Portraits Magazine reads, "In addition to hosting the debates June 3 and 5 with CNN as the lead sponsor, Saint Anselm College has agreed to two national media partnerships for the 2008 primary season--one with ABC News and the other with Fox News.
Friday, June 8 Events
House Party in Rochester
Home of Jack and Abigail Collins
61 Fiddlehead Lane
Rochester, NH 03867
Town Hall in Derry
Books and Beyond Bookstore
37 Crystal Avenue
Derry, NH 03038
Town Hall in Nashua
Amherst Street Elementary School
71 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Town Hall in Manchester
119 Concord Street
Manchester, NH 03101(Note: In case of rain, this event will be moved to the NH Institute of Art at 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH 03101) RSVP to any of these events: http://johnedwards.com/r/16420/868911/
Saturday, June 9 Events
John Edwards Speaks at 4th Annual Democracy Fest
Wayfarer Inn121 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Community BBQ on the Green in Franklin
The Historic Green (outside the Seufert Law offices)
59 Central Street
Franklin, NH 03235
Town Hall in Exeter
Home of Julie and Greg Gilman
96 High Street
Exeter, NH 03833
RSVP to any of these events: http://johnedwards.com/r/16422/868911/
Since the entire media has already covered many aspects of the Democratic debate, here are some quick observations:
- It was disappointing to see that the CNN Express Bus replaced the view of Alumni Hall. Sunday morning viewers had a clear shot of the building, but by the afternoon that view was blocked by the giant bus.
- I feel bad for the CNN sound crew. Fahey's mic did not work (twice) and the "back chatter" of the candidates could be heard throughout the debate. Columnists from The Politico, The Hotline, and others wrote on the topic.
- It's disappointing to see little focus on the Biden, Dodd and Richardson. The Big Three were able to debate between each other, while the second-tier candidates were constrained. Even, Ray Buckley is complaining that NBC 's fall debate better not follow the CNN route.
- Finally, a student from the Saint Anselm College student body should have been given the opportunity to ask a question.
Note: The last sentence of this post was edited by the St. Anselm College press office. Originally, it stated "Finally, a student from the Saint Anselm College student body should have been given the opportunity to ask a question. Replace professors with students. Professor Masur is great, but students pay tuition."
Monday, June 04, 2007
JEFF "Lobsterman" COSTA for PRESIDENT 2008 Jeff Costa NH's only homegrown Presidential candidate and self proclaimed "WORLD's BIGGEST LONGSHOT" in the race for the White House as a WRITE-IN Candidate today is issuing a message to all potential voters who may see him as a viable alternative to the current wave of Candidates seen on the recent Debates that COSTA has not been invited to.
"If I Jeffrey Costa The Lobsterman am elected President of The United States of America through the support of write-in votes that are counted manually not electronically and prove that I and no other running Candidate have been voted for by the people as the Popular choice as President. I WILL MAKE SURE EVERYONE THAT WROTE IN A VOTE FOR ME IS SUPPLIED WITH A COMPLIMENTARY LOBSTER DINNER FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO CELEBRATE MY VICTORY"
We are aware of the logistical problems that may arise arranging these dinners and we are working on a plan for the Celebration dinners as the Campaign progresses.
Today, Governor Mitt Romney named the Romney for President New Hampshire Business Coalition. Led by Statewide Chairs Ben Gamache, Steve Griffin and Ray Pinard and the County Chairs for each of the ten counties across the state, this group of business leaders will work to ensure New Hampshire voters know that Governor Romney is the candidate who will bring real change to Washington by using techniques he learned in the business world.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Clinton: "The Reviews Are In: 'She Won,' 'It Was Hillary's Night,' 'Dominate' The release was a composition of quotes from David Gergen, J.C. Watt and Rick Klein and others
Dodd: "Dodd Demonstrates Presidential Leadership In Second Debate" The release stated that, "Despite the disproportionate amount of time alloted each candidate Chris Dodd again demonstrated that he is the only candidate with the conviction and boldness to solve the challenges the country faces."
Edwards: "Strong Preformer"; "Smart" and " Bold" This release also was comprised up of quotes from politicos such as Chuck Todd, Donna Brazile and Larry King.
Over 70 students turned out as the Dartmouth College Republicans hosted former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, even though some students had already left campus. The Governor joined the CRs for a pizza study break during Dartmouth's finals weekend. He discussed some of his ideas, took questions from students, and then mingled with those assembled. Reviews from students were consistently positive, even from the few Democrats who decided to attend.
The Politico's Ben Smith:
Saint Anselm College: