A memo from 2008 McCain pollster Bill McInturff says that Ron Paul is pulling in more first-time voters than anyone else. Also: “Ron Paul is not a Republican.”
So why did Romney campaign staff demand that Bieber be removed from their event?
Matt Bieber says he was singled out and arrested for doing nothing at all at a Romney event. No comment from campaign or police.
Don’t worry if you missed last night’s election coverage. Here are the evening’s funniest moments.
Bush picked up more votes in 2004 in New Hampshire than Obama did last night. A measure of intensity.
He may be well on his way to the nomination. But first he’ll have to pass through South Carolina—where he can expect attacks on his business record and his Mormonism.
Paul’s Granite State fans are especially devoted. Neck tattoos! “The Newt Gingrich people don’t have this kind of balls.”
His “ticket to ride” is a ticket home.
And it looks like he’s piggybacking a little person? A reverse Master Blaster, if you will. Which you shouldn’t. From Paul’s second place victory speech in New Hampshire.
“There’s a technical term for that: It’s a crock of crap!” John Sununu, Mitt Romney supporter and this election cycle’s cranky uncle, was in fine form tonight while verbally sparring with the MSNBC panel.
Last ditch, and few holds barred.
We knew it would happen. Still: A win’s a win.
Polls in New Hampshire close in less than # hours, and while we know Mitt Romney will win tonight, a lot remains unsettled.
Jon Huntsman Sr. is a billionaire, and he’s thought to have spent a couple million on Jr.’s campaign. If Huntsman does well tonight, he could spend a lot more. But a source close to the family says, “the house credit line is not unlimited.”
The Utahn is closing, his supporters believe, but maybe not fast enough.
“Are you going to fire the baby?” McKay Coppins and Zeke Miller report from Manchester.
Manchester clothiers aren’t seeing the bounce.
Four years ago this week, Senator Barack Obama rallied the troops after a stunning loss to Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire with the refrain, “Yes we can!” Anything could happen tonight.
Unclear whether they still need to take a bath.
Privately, aides are much less confident.
Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton wouldn’t want you to throw your vote away.
An Occupy New Hampshire production, of course. Should the US have a cabinet level Dept. of Peace?”
Trying to keep expectations down, money up. “Best fundraising day ever,” says Miller.
His new ad stresses the time he’s spent in the state. Little-known fact: He’s formally a New Hampshire resident.
Mitt Romney’s opponents are trying to cast him as a pink slip-happy Gordon Gekko for his days as a private equity exec. But New Hampshire small-business owners who’ve doled out pinks slips themselves say they sympathize.
From this morning’s New Hampshire debate, here’s Rick Santorum’s response to the question: “What if you had a son who came up to you and said he was gay?” And it was a response given with zero hesitation.
Mary Anne, Liddy, and Abby’s live Twitter coverage of the NBC News-Facebook Republican debate had little substance, but it was entertaining enough. Even better than hot water and honey.
Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich mix it up over Newt’s military service, or lack thereof. From last night’s Republican rumble in New Hampshire, presented in convenient comic strip form, taken from ABC’s debate transcripts.
With a little Rick Perry for seasoning! Here are the testiest excerpts from the contentious exchange between Rick Perry and Ron Paul during last night’s New Hampshire debate, presented in comic strip format, taken directly from ABC’s transcripts.
Everybody is out for blood, mostly Mitt’s.