POLITICS: Bemused Voters in New Hampshire

THE pressure on the candidates is rising as the March 7 date for the nation's first presidential primary in New Hampshire approaches. Followed by a swelling contingent of national newsmen, the campaigners are making pitches at Kiwanis and Rotary lunches, grabbing invitations to high school assemblies, frantically chasing any kind of crowd in a rural state whose independent-minded voters tend to shun mass meetings. While they enjoy the attention and welcome the money spent by press and politicians, the objects of all the hoopla—the residents of New Hampshire—look on with bemusement...

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