Stacy McCain’s plane was running a tad late but once he was in the car we scooted North. At first I believed we might try to hit the Santorum Event in Tilton NH for 1 p.m. but Stacy anxious to get an initial post up asked me to keep an eye out for the first McDonalds off of 93 north so we could post.
The Manchester Airport exit provided such a stop but when we got out of the car the first thing we noticed was a satellite truck parked across the street:
Next to the Airport Diner
As Stacy was anxious to file and less foolhardy than me when it comes to dashing across busy streets he went inside to start working.
while I investigated what was going on across the street.
It turns out CNN was basing their morning coverage from their morning coverage from the place and planned to be there tomorrow (I wonder if my friend Dana Loesch might be there tomorrow?) A crew from a Maine Television station was shooting and talking to locals. They were kind enough to pose for me:
They had been getting mixed results as the natural campaign exhaustion is setting in on folks here in NH (going first comes at a price.
I was about to leave when they pointed out that candidate Christopher Hill who I remembered from the Sarah Palin Tea party express event was there. I introduced myself and Mr. Hill was kind enough to give me some of his time:
One might ask why bother with a candidate who is unlikely to go very far, but Hill’s story was actually the type of story I’ve heard over and over from Tea Party people. People who over the last two years particularly were sick and tired of what they were seeing in Washington and finally decided to DO something about it. Granted for most folks getting involved doesn’t involve running for president but it was and is the same drive that has made a difference in the last election and will likely make a difference in this one.
“If he had endorsed Santorum, I mean, I would be like slitting my wrists on the table right now,” Meghan McCain said about her father’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.”
There is no gentlemanly way to say what I’m thinking right now so I’ll leave it at that.