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percy, aka tntsmum

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New Hampshire
« on: July 22, 2002, 07:41:16 pm »

Im from Virginia, but have spent some time in N.H.... I was glad to see it rating so high. Gotta love a state that has no sales tax, no income tax and their state motto is "LIVE FREE OR DIE" ...my kind of place. Heck, in the 1800s a northern section actually broke off and declared itself an independent nation and stayed that way for ten years before it was reabsorbed. The more I find out about it I like it more and more.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2002, 10:34:58 pm »

What I've heard about it so far makes it my favorite choice.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2002, 05:45:09 am »

I wasn't too crazy about New Hampshire at first.  Now I've begun looking into it and I'm slowly becoming convinced that it could be our best choice.

Adam G.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2002, 08:35:12 am »


I wasn't too crazy about New Hampshire at first.  Now I've begun looking into it and I'm slowly becoming convinced that it could be our best choice.

Adam G.


It's so close to Mass. though.  You know, the epicenter of everything non-libertarian.  I'd feel surrounded!  If we go to Wyoming, we'd have friends, or at least similar minded people, on all sides for hundreds of miles.

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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2002, 06:59:10 pm »

I think New Hampshire's overrated myself.  It's clearly one of the best 5 or 6, but it's winning the straw poll by a good margin right now.  If you look into the states very closely, New Hampshire is closely contested by Delaware (probably my top choice at this point), Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and even Vermont.  Its main problems are a large population and an electorate that is becoming more and more liberal.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2002, 07:34:23 pm »

Way to throw cold water on the party!

My other top choice would be Idaho.  What say ye?

Adam G.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2002, 10:29:12 pm »

I think Alaska is a GREAT choice but it seams most people think it is not an acceptable choice at all.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2002, 05:16:45 am »

I'm not willing to go to Alaska, and most I've corresponded with aren't either.  I thought New Hampshire had a pretty good chance, in spite of the leftists around, but...><shrug><.

Adam G.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2002, 08:03:51 am »

NEW HAMPSHIRE: I’ve live in upstate NY, and have traveled through NY, VT, CT, MA & NH. [75,000 miles in ’99, meeting quite a few locals] 1st, upstate NY is nothing like its cities. VT is amazing; I remember a gas station that also sold guns. I felt quite safe, even with parking lots containing trucks with their windows down and unlocked weapons in plain view.
After all my experiences, I’d like to promote New Hampshire. I was pulled over once [70+ in a 55mph zone; which was reasonable given the road conditions and lack of other traffic combined with my vehicle and my driving experience. I’m not promoting recklessness.] Anyway, the officer actually provided my excuse for me!!! He explained why he wasn’t going to ticket me!!! [I at first wondered why he even pulled me over if he wasn’t going to ticket, but his job is to keep the roads safe, after seeing that I was capable, his task was accomplished.] The reason I’m relaying this story is that if we are going to find a livable state, we are going to have to have like-minded law enforcement. After that experience I came to believe that “live free or die” is still supported by NH’s residents and not just another hollow phrase.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2002, 08:18:04 am »

Didn't they vote for McCain in the primary?  >:(
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2002, 10:55:16 am »

I think Alaska is a GREAT choice but it seems most people think it is not an acceptable choice at all.

I have no problem with Alaska, but I doubt that many others feel the same. Something about being too far away from the mainland. Plus, there's the issue that even thought there's lots of land, much of it is absolutely uninhabitable.

edit: typo. Geez!
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2002, 05:30:40 pm »

Yeah I'm becoming more and more a NH supporter myself it's just so hard for me to overcome the much huger population issue but most everything else is great.  If NH have Delaware's population it would be the bar none best pick.  Despite the Socialist there, I think Boston is one of the best aspects of NH because this is a place where I and many other can actually find a job.  Despite swinging left NH has a great tradition of freedom and I don't think their voting for Gore is a good representation.  States have traditions of voting certain ways nationally that often don't correspond to the way they vote locally.  They probably choose Gore because they don't like the religious right, or they don't like racial descrimination or something like that.  I think we should look at how the state runs it's government to see how much people government people like in their life.  NH people certainly don't like taxes!
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2002, 05:27:08 pm »



It's so close to Mass. though.  You know, the epicenter of everything non-libertarian.  I'd feel surrounded!  If we go to Wyoming, we'd have friends, or at least similar minded people, on all sides for hundreds of miles.

Charles


The line is pretty clear. I live in a border town and it's very clear that Mass is "not here". For plenty of Granite Staters, there's pride in being different (most would say better) than Mass. Based on some early sentiment, I think that will show loud and clear come election day.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2002, 05:30:51 pm »


Didn't they vote for McCain in the primary?  >:(


Yes, a lot of it was protest vote. There's a few factors involved in that.

1. Independents can vote in the partisan primaries. Bradlet didn't excite anyone, so McCain picked up those votes.

2. GW Bush was seen as phoning in his campaign, so a lot of republicans voted for McCain to send him a message.

3. McCain worked this state. He went to hundreds of town meetings, built up a formidable organization, and basically did everything right to win the state. No one else even came close.
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Re:New Hampshire
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2002, 05:34:14 pm »


Despite the Socialist there, I think Boston is one of the best aspects of NH because this is a place where I and many other can actually find a job.


You don't even have to go that far. And plenty of people have stopped making that commute to get jobs in northern MA and southern NH.

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 Despite swinging left NH has a great tradition of freedom and I don't think their voting for Gore is a good representation.


Voting for Gore? Huh? Bush won NH in the general election. Granted, it wasn't by as much as he should have, but our Dem Governor pulled out all the stops to ensure her re-election and worked for Gore at the same time.
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