Defending New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation Primary

March 19, 2007

In this podcast, we feature a panel discussion on the historical and political significance of the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary tradition. The event was held at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on March 14, 2007.

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch opened the event, which was moderated by Jennifer Donahue, senior advisor for political affairs at the NHIOP.

The distinguished guest panelists included Carl Cameron, Senior Political Correspondent with FOX News Channel; Bill Schneider, Senior Political Analyst with CNN; John DiStaso, Senior Political Reporter at the Union Leader; Ovide LaMontagne, former Quayle for President New Hampshire Chair; Dante Scala, Associate Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College; and Bill Shaheen, former Kerry for President New Hampshire Chair.

Your Comments?
What are your views on the importance of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary and the current trend of frontloading the presidential primaries. After you listen to this podcast, you may comment below or e-mail your comments to [email protected]

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One Response to “Defending New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation Primary”

  1. Bob on March 28th, 2007 8:42 am

    America remains strong primarily because of the strong traditions that we adhere to. Let’s keep things the way we have them and give New Hampshire their “time to shine”.

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