Friday, October 19, 2007


The whole campaign field is changing. Senator Brownback has dropped out of the race, citing fundraising shortfalls. He has only $94,000 cash on hand. Former governor Mike Huckabee and Congressman Ron Paul are moving up through the pack. While Rudy Guiliani, John McCain, and Mitt Romney are still the front runners, many Republicans consider Guiliani too liberal. Not only that, but he’s from New York. McCain is too old, and Romney is too Mormon.

Underneath the surface on the Democratic side, things are not what they appear to be. Although Hillary Clinton is widening the gap between herself and her nearest rivals, there still remains a strong anti-Hillary movement. If you google “Stop Hillary,” you’ll get over 3 million hits. Are they all Republicans? As the Democrats select the person to head their ticket, they are going to ask, do they want to nominate a candidate with as many negatives as Mrs. Clinton?

A lot of things could change by the time of the New Hampshire primary vote. Do we have to remind you that Democratic candidate Dr. Carl Perrin grew up in New Hampshire? He has degrees from UNH and Rivier College in Nashua, NH. He began his teaching career in Hollis, NH.

Perrin wishes he had Senator Brownback’s problem with “only” $94,000 in his campaign treasury. But funding is not a problem for Perrin. He is not throwing his money around like those other candidates. He is holding onto his money, waiting for the strategic moment to come on strong and blow the competition away.

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