What Does New Hampshire Mean?

New Hampshire... What Lessons for Us...

By Joe Kerry


  • Up until 1992 it was an absolute barometer of who was going to win the Presidency; prior to 1992 the person who won NH went on to eventually win the White House; in 1992-BILL CLINTON lost New Hampshire to Paul Tsongas (remember him?) but went on to win the Presidency; in 2000 GW BUSH lost NH to none other than JOHN McCain but also went on to win the White House.


     

  • In 2000 McCain won the NH Republican primary but imploded in South Carolina-why? In New Hampshire, INDEPENDENTS get to vote in the Democrat and Republican primary-and in 2000 GW BUSH beat McCain among registered Republicans, but INDEPENDENTS, who accounted for 41 percent of the total GOP turnout, tipped the GOP primary to McCain;


     

  • Yesterday's primary tells a VERY SIMILAR STORY: among those primary voters who identified themselves as REPUBLICANS McCain won 34% to Romney's 33%--so among the party faithful a very close contest; INDEPENDENTS however went for McCain 39% to 27% McCain over Romney. According to exit polling data 37% of those voting in the Republican primary self-identified themselves as INDEPENDENTS-more than enough to tip the primary to McCain-so the loss, on this basis, is not as BAD as the loss, on its face, would suggest.

New Hampshire Voting Tid-Bits

Why were the polls so wrong? Some polls, right up until the voting showed Obama with a double digit lead over Clinton-then Clinton pulls out a win-a few reasons for this:

  • 14% of Democrats voting didn't make up their mind until election day-so pollsters had no way of knowing who this decisive group of people were going to vote;


     

  • Obama is pulling in tens-of-thousands of new younger voters who are registering to vote and telling pollsters they are going to vote; unfortunately for Obama, this same group of voters is notoriously known for "overpromising and under-delivering"-they tell pollsters they are going to vote on primary day-and they tell them they are going to vote for Obama-but in NH, unlike Iowa, this group couldn't push Obama over the top;


     

  • One theory also working the rounds is that with Obama's lead being in the double digits, many liberal independents opted to vote for McCain in the Republican Primary in order to undercut Romney's momentum-thereby guaranteeing a prolonged and protracted GOP fight


     

  • Women Came Home. Unlike Iowa where Clinton lost the female vote to Obama by 5%, in NH Clinton beat Obama 46%-34% (foxnews);


     

  • All Evangelicals are NOT alike. In Iowa, Mike Huckabee cleaned up on the evangelical Christian vote. In NH, exit polling data showed that Huckabee received only 32% of their votes compared to McCain who pulled in 31%. (Note: compared with the Iowa caucuses, where 60 percent of Republicans described themselves as evangelicals, exit polls in New Hampshire put evangelical turnout at about 21 percent),


     

  • Romney's loss is greater than appears on paper. Over 60% of New Hampshire residents watch news channels from Massachusetts-so Romney has had a lot of exposure there given his former position as governor of that state-but despite all of that exposure for so many years-he was unable to pull out a win-that's a very bad sign-especially when you consider he outspent-Michigan, where Romney's father was once governor is fast becoming a MUST win state for Romney.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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