Uncategorized | 1:18 pm | January 10, 2008 | By Nniarchos

Despite the hype, Paul draws just 8 percent in New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H., 12:38 p.m. — Excitement is growing over a candidate who once didn’t seem to have an ice cube’s hope in hell of getting a vote in New Hampshire. “A saying that a lot of Ron Paul supporters have,” says Pennsylvanian Ron Paul campaigner Jim McDaniel, “is that ‘Dr. Paul cured my apathy.’” Paul’s »

Uncategorized | 11:47 am | January 10, 2008 | By Nniarchos

For New Hampshire fourth graders, it’s voting booths over Game Boys

NASHUA, N.H., 11:42 a.m. — Typically, fourth graders are more interested in their Game Boys than the world of politics, but here in New Hampshire, even the young’uns get a chance to vote. Virginia Drew, the Director of the Visitor’s Center at the Concord statehouse for more than twelve years, has pioneered a voting scheme »

Uncategorized | 1:42 pm | January 9, 2008 | By Nniarchos

For some McCain supporters, students included, ‘the happiest moment’ ever

NASHUA, N.H., 1:45 p.m. — Indeed, Arizona Senator John McCain’s campaign still has the Vietnam War feel. Middle-aged men in trenchcoats and sneakers cruise the peripheries. Old CIA types and red-tie, blue-suit Republicans squeeze through the crowd. Even the Crowne Plaza hotel, where his victory rally was held last night, seemed to cling to the »

Uncategorized | 1:30 pm | January 9, 2008 | By Nniarchos

Vermin Supreme: Standing for time travel and tooth brushing

NASHUA, N.H., 1:30 p.m. — Vermin Supreme has been described by some as “obnoxious.” But, he told the News in an interview last night, this year, he had a warm reception here in New Hampshire.Speaking after John McCain’s victory speech last night, where he ascended the stage after the 71-year-old candidate disappeared, he invited the »

Uncategorized | 7:38 pm | January 8, 2008 | By Nniarchos

In exclusive interview, N.H. Secretary of State compares 2008 to 1984 primary

CONCORD, N.H., 7:15 p.m. — Secretary of State Bill Gardner is known as the man who saved New Hampshire’s status as the first primary state in the nation. But as is clear today, he did not only save any Hampshire presidential primary; he saved what may go down in history as the state’s most important »