New Hampshire Primary

1:16pm

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Republican Rivals Make Bain Romney's Bane, Soften Him Up For Obama

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 10:06 am

When a presidential candidate has a perceived political vulnerability, count on his intraparty rivals to go after it hard even if they wind up eventually helping the efforts of the opposition party's White House candidate.

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10:35am

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Even Before N.H. Primary, Romney Seems To Be Looking Ahead To General Election

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 11:03 am

Mitt Romney speaks during a Chamber of Commerce breakfast Monday in Nashua, N.H.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

On Tuesday night, New Hampshire voters could catapult Mitt Romney securely onto the path of the Republican nomination, or they could undercut the air of inevitability surrounding his campaign.

The former Massachusetts governor is clearly expecting the catapult. One indication? On Monday morning, the candidate changed his rhetoric to reposition himself even more squarely as a general election candidate.

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7:13am

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Over Wine And Donuts, N.H. Women Get Heated Over Primary Vote

Elaine Sweeney of Derry, N.H. hosted a gathering of women voters to talk about Tuesday's primary.
Nicole Beemsterboer NPR

On Morning Edition Monday, Steve Inskeep spoke with six women in Derry, N.H. who all plan to vote in Tuesday's first presidential primary.

Inskeep dropped by the home of Elaine Sweeney, where the women gathered for coffee, donuts and wine on Sunday to talk politics. Her house in Derry overlooks Beaver Lake, covered this time of year with a thin film of ice.

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4:45am

Mon January 9, 2012
Political Junkie

Mitt Romney, New Hampshire And The 'Expectations Game'

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 12:09 pm

Romney's N.H. victory celebration four years ago was premature. But it may not be this time.
Ken Rudin collection

A handful of new polls are out, all of which have Mitt Romney ahead in the Jan. 21 South Carolina primary by varying margins.

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2:00am

Mon January 9, 2012
Election 2012

N.H. Female Voters Weigh In On Primary Issues

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 8:44 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Presidential candidates are making their appeals in events all over New Hampshire. But if you want to know what voters are thinking, it's better to drop by somebody's house, for a cup of coffee. Or, something stronger.

Hey, how are you?

SAMANTHA BOUDREAU: Hi, I'm Samantha Boudreau.

INSKEEP: Hi Samantha. I'm Steve.

BOUDREAU: Nice to meet you.

INSKEEP: Hi.

JEAN BELL: Jean Bell.

INSKEEP: Hi, Jean. Thanks for joining us. I really appreciate it.

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