Quiet visits, and feeling out supporters started *MONHTS* ago, but I actually got out to see my first candidate of the primary season here in NH. I went as a courtesy representative of the Grafton County Republican Committee to a meeting held by Congressman Duncan Hunter.
Who? I can hear you ask. Don't worry, he won't last past NH, anyway. Congressman Hunter is from California, and recently deposed as chair of the armed services committee. He has some interesting ideas, but his charisma is non-existant, and he really just acts like one of a dozen congressmen who love to hear the sound of their own voice. I don't know whether he deliberately doged questions, or just didn't understand them (Or couldn't hear them...the man's not young...), but he really failed to conclusivly answer anything during the Q&A. I leaned over to Lud Flower, the Chair of the GCRC and said, "I could be a better presidential candidate than this guy."
Anyway, I love NH. I love that we get all the crackpots, the vanity candidates, the people who take themselves so seriously but never have a prayer in hell.
It's so much fun. :-)