The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Two Excellent Arguments in Favor of a Jon Huntsman Presidency

HOLLIS, N.H. At tonight’s Hillsborough County GOP dinner I had the enormous pleasure of meeting Mary Anne and Abby Huntsman: For all the grief I’ve given “Governor Asterisk” in the past several months, I must confess that his daughters were not only lovely, but also quite gracious. I gave them one piece of advice: “Whatever you […]

Newt Meets the Media in Nashua

NASHUA, N.H. Massive media mayhem here at the Hillsborough County Republican Party dinner at the Crowne Plaza, where Newt Gingrich was swarmed by the press: Rick Santorum also spoke, but I’ll upload that later.

Ron Paul Rally in Nashua, N.H.

Somewhere amid this frenzied crowd scene is The Only Man Who Can Save Liberty in America NASHUA, N.H. Ron Paul just concluded a rally here in the hangar at Nashua Jet Aviation and the crowd was enormous. Afterwards, I talked to three young guys who drove up from New Jersey for the chance to see […]

President Obama Had Better Do Well In The Other 56 States

by Smitty New Hampsire is Darcy Richardson territory. And strange territory it is: Throughout his presidency, President Obama has allowed the GOP to frame the debate on almost every issue, none of which was more painfully devastating to his progressive base than his failure to include a public option in health care. Simply put, the […]

Rick Santorum in Windham, N.H.

WINDHAM, N.H. The Southern New Hampshire 9-12 Project is hosting “An Evening With Rick Santorum.” I just interviewed State Sen. James Luther, who endorsed Santorum today. Luther said Santorum first asked for his endorsement six months ago — and kept asking and asking until he finally got it. Among the press here for the event […]

Rick Santorum in Concord, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. When we walked into the Grappone Conference Center here where Rick Santorum is speaking at the College Convention 2012, I bumped into Phil Klein of the Washington Examniner who was talking to Jake Tapper of ABC News. Shortly thereafter, Joe Klein of Time magazine walked up and joined the conversation. Just now, Dave […]

Greetings From the Granite State!

MANCHESTER, N.H. My flight arrived late at Boston’s Logan Airport, and I ought to demand a refund from AirTran because their advertised in-flight WiFi service was out of order, which no one seemed to notice until the passenger in Seat 30D — that would be me — asked the flight attendant about it. Of course, […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Eight Days in a Mustang Later …

“What I fear will happen is that Perry will spend several months sucking up media oxygen and burning through GOP donor cash, only to collapse early next year. This will have the effect of suffocating other conservative candidates, and thereby lead to … Romney 2012.” — Robert Stacy McCain, Aug. 9, 2011 “Stacy’s not smooth […]

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