OK, maybe not if you are a Republican. But any political junkie can appreciate a good political convention. And with 5 of the 6 declared candidates (Jim Webb, are you running?) for the Democratic Presidential nomination campaigning, the New Hampshire’s Party Convention was a political play land.
After being attacked by Donald Trump for being to “low energy”, Jeb finally started to show a little passion, just one week before the critical GOP debate at the Reagan Library. Can he sustain it and, if so, will it help him recover his front-runner status? Epilogue/Post Debate comment…oh well…if only the Jeb Bush in this video showed up at the debate.
Jeers and Cheers for Bernie Sanders at the Milford, New Hampshire Labor Day Parade. First he is greeted by boos from unknown sources, before a throng of his followers sing him a rousing chorus of happy birthday, one day early.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets his motor running and heads out on the highway with his preferred way to pursue the Presidency. His statewide New Hampshire motorcycle ride revs up the base and covers all ten counties in two days. Story-Crafters and OnTheGround2016.com rode along on part of the trip.
Ted Cruz capped off a weekend of campaigning in New Hampshire with the opening of his NH campaign office and firing up his supporters. In this 5-minute clip, he covers his key stump points to a receptive crowd.
Three days before New England Patriots’ Quarterback Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension was dropped, Ted Cruz, in a moment of self-admitted voter pandering, jokingly accuses Hillary Clinton of framing Brady.
Brenda Bouchard channels the “pain, anger and frustration” of her husband Ken’s Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (and that of other families in her support group) by advocating for more research in a unique way. In this extended video (21 minutes), she tells her story of generating awareness and seeking help from NH Primary candidates to commit to funding.
I’m rubber and you’re glue. Trump and Paul unleashed salvos at one another over a two-day period in New Hampshire. Whose oratory will resonate with the base: Paul’s Trump impression and his rational accusation of “The Donald” as being a fake conservative, or Trump’s bombastic style?
Kriss Blevens is a make-up artist renowned for working her craft on Presidential candidates. She is also one of the thousands (millions?) of families devastated by the country’s opiate epidemic, having lost her step-daughter to a overdose. This citizen of New Hampshire is going to Presidential events around the state, asking candidates what they will do to confront the opiate problem. Here, she asks Donald Trump about the issue in June, 2015.
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing. Climate change activists from 350action.org have successfully heated up the direction of the debate. Presidential candidates compete with one another as well as many interest groups to shape the issues that are discussed and covered by the media in the election.