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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael Dennehy
With its "Live Free or Die" motto, New Hampshire would seem to be tailor-made for the libertarian-flavored presidential campaign that Sen. Rand Paul is taking for a trial run. But, as his father, former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, learned in 2012, translating the typical New Hampshire voter's skepticism about big government into Republican primary votes is easier said than done.
Fresh off the first GOP presidential debate in which he was considered a top contender — and a top target — Herman Cain urged state lawmakers Wednesday to support him over Mitt Romney, saying his rivals' attacks on the Cain plan to scrap the tax code show he is headed in the right direction.
With three more presidential debates scheduled and a quarterly fundraising report due, the next five weeks loom as do-or-die time for some of the lesser GOP candidates trying to make enough of an impression to stay in the race.
"I think it is yet to be seen how he could or would come across to New Hampshire voters, who scrutinize their candidates very carefully," Mr. Dennehy said. "But I do think they would like his independence, as they have liked the independent-styled candidacies of John McCain and Pat Buchanan."
"Generally speaking, I would say newspaper endorsements are not particularly helpful - with the exception of the Union Leader - especially in this Republican primary where the Union Leader is the conservative paper and conservative voice of the state of New Hampshire," said Michael Dennehy, a Republican veteran in state politics. "It's perceived much different than the other daily papers."