BOW, N.H. – If all goes as planned today, I’ll be visiting polling places to really, really understand what New Hampshire voters are about to force upon us. The only data we have so far are votes from Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location. The totals:
Mitt Romney - 7
Ron Paul - 5
Jon Huntsman - 4
Newt Gingrich - 2
Rick Perry - 1
That’s 37 percent of the vote for Romney. Gun to my head, that’s where I’d guess he ends up today.
- A question from Wayne Slater: Whither the Tea Party?
Ken Eyring, a tea party activist whose group has heard from Gingrich and Santorum, introduced Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul as a surrogate for his father at a town hall meeting last week. Eyring says Ron Paul’s proposals to abolish the Department of Education and audit the Federal Reserve are now issues that other GOP candidates have taken up.
“To me, that’s a success story,” said Eyring. “That’s what’s important to us, that the issues are brought forth and people are talking about these things. Politicians for decades have been talking about fixing the symptoms. Dr. Paul is talking about fixing the disease.”
- Jon Vaught LaBeaume asks Santorum if he’d still oppose NAFTA, as he did in 1993. Yep.
- Hohmann and Mahthesian on Ron Paul’s campaign of gloom and worry.
- Drezner on why countries are not corporations.