Well, I hope we've all made the successful move from cold and snowy Iowa to cold and snowy New Hampshire by now. Here at warm and cozy EENR, it was a pretty smooth transition since we didn't have to deal with taking off our shoes at the air port (I do not give up my fuzzy slippers easily!). The Edwards campaign, as usual, doesn't seem to have skipped a beat at all -- and as usual, my head is a bit spinny just trying to keep up with all that's going on.
[update]NCDem Amy has a post-debate diary up with great videos. Come on over!
The latest CNN poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire has this to say for NH Democrats:
Now, from where I sit (still warm and comfy) and simple math, I'd say that a little and equal bump for both Edwards and Obama, Clinton not so much. Tonight's debate should be interesting and might provide more movement in this chart.
Keeping up with the Edwards:
Not an easy thing to do, but for those in New Hampshire for the next few days, if you drink plenty of Red Bull and forego sleep, you can follow along. Here's the schedule just for tomorrow:
- 12:00pm, John Edwards with Special Guest Delivers New Remarks Framing the Race, Franco American Centre, 62 Concord Street, Manchester
- 3:15pm, Keene "Fighting for the Middle Class" town hall with John and Elizabeth Edwards and John's parents Bobbie and Wallace Edwards, Keene State University, 229 Main Street, Keene
- 7:15pm, Derry "Working Families" forum with John and Elizabeth Edwards, Gilbert H. Hood Middle School Cafeteria, 5 Hood Road, Derry
I'll tell you, the place I'd like to be and where I'd probably feel most at home is in Derry tomorrow evening. I love it when John is talking to the people most to gain from his presidency and ideas.
Check out all the upcoming events at the Edwards website here.
New Hampshire Voters Making Up Their Minds
There's a new post by Amy Rubin up at the Edwards New Hampshire website with this short clip of two New Hampshire voters:
"Speaking from the heart" is how I often describe John Edwards, or the gut more often. For those of us who've listened to all the speeches, yes, every candidate may say the same words in their stump speech many times a day. But I've never heard John Edwards give less than a passionate delivery. Even on those rare occasions when it might have seemed he was tired at first, once he starts talking, you can visibly see the words connect and the passion flare as it did Thursday night.
[sorry folks, I can't get enough of this speech!]
Tonight's debate will be an interesting exercise in more ways than one. The Republican debate began at 7 pm. The Democratic debate is scheduled to start 15 minutes after the Republican one ends -- in the same location. So they have to clear the stage, clear the audience, make whatever set changes are necessary, and get the new audience in and seated and settled -- in 15 minutes. Frankly, I'm not sure they can pull this off but it will be fun to watch.
This debate, sponsored by ABC/WMUR/Facebook, is coming from Saint Anselm College Manchester, NH. You can watch it ABC and by live stream from WMUR here.
NCDem Amy will have the post-debate diary tonight. I'll post the link here when it's up.
Recent and Interesting Diaries:
The number of diaries for and about John Edwards and our intrepid band of volunteers in the Granite State is BIG. Here is just a sampling of some I've liked today.
- On the ground in New Hampshire:
- Interesting ideas about the media's boycott of Edwards:
- On Edwards, New Hampshire, and Change