May 4, 2003 |
The Old Man of the Mountain -- New Hampshire's Great Stone Face -- fell Saturday, a tragedy of immense geological and cultural proportions in the Granite State. "What other state has lost its symbol just like that?" said Marie Harris, the state's poet laureate. The four-story stone outcropping at Franconia Notch State Park in the White Mountains was reproduced on New Hampshire license plates, road signs and stationery. It's on the commemorative-issue U.S. quarter.
April 8, 2001 |
The blowtorch crackles to life in Gary Goodwin's hands, wildly spitting a foot-long spray of orange flame before he tames it. When the flame has narrowed to a fiery blue 1,000-degree arrow, he hands it to his student. Tim Lewis gingerly applies the torch to a slab of gray granite, splashing flames across its surface. "Get it right down there, Tim," Goodwin says. "More of an angle, right where it makes a noise." Lewis adjusts the flame, and this time the stone glows and the torch screams.
August 21, 1992
New Hampshire is famous for starting the presidential nominating process with its February primary. Now it can claim distinction for failing to finish up. On the first roll call at the Republican Convention, the Granite State passed so that Texas would be able to clinch George Bush's nomination. When the chairman called on New Hampshire again in the wee hours Thursday, all of its delegates had left. As a result, Bush was nominated on the basis of a 49-state roll call.
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July 19, 1985
New Hampshire is one of the nation's more conservative states politically. It still has no state sales or income tax. Some outsiders continue to suspect that Granite State residents do little but sit around country stores and whittle when they are not tapping the maple trees or shoveling snow. In many ways, however, New Hampshire is a surprisingly sophisticated state politically and a very active one, with a state legislature of more than 400 members.
January 10, 2012 |
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, just released a statement in which she argues that despite Mitt Romney's sizable margin of victory in New Hampshire, the candidate failed to meet expectations. Here's the statement: "Mitt Romney may have won in New Hampshire tonight, but he can't run from the fact that his support was rapidly eroding before any vote was even cast. Over the course of the last few months Romney had the support of as much as 45 percent of the primary electorate -- at one point boasting a nearly 30 percent lead over the rest of the GOP field.
October 28, 2011 |
Gary Johnson knew he was an underdog for the Republican presidential nomination, but his campaign laid out a strategy for breaking through, called "the New Hampshire Path. " The idea was that Johnson could build a base of support in the small state where voters place a premium on retail politics. The campaign's limited resources would go further there than in more expensive states. He even rented a house in Manchester to serve as a base of operations. "New Hampshire is a level playing field on which Gary Johnson will compete very effectively if given the opportunity.