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Current location: New Hampshire
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Okay, some of my pics from Nashua rally yesterday

Waiting on Main street about 10:30 am.



Kid's self-voting station.



The early, early, early birds got to sit down.



Waiting (still a long way to go, but didn't realize it at the time).



Secret Service



Panoramic view of rally



James Taylor - amazing of course



I couldn't actually see the president (too short) but my son held my camera up high to take some pics.



I think every TALL man in New Hampshire moved in front of me as soon as the president took to the podium! It was a great experience anyway.


Rick Santorum, you are a cruel, insensitive SOB

Your children had a stay at home mom, they even were home schooled. Yet you brag about your contribution to welfare reform in the nineties, sending single mothers of very young children back to work.

I was a single mom and for a couple of years I was on welfare. I was sick, had no car, family support, or even a phone, but Rick Santorum would have insisted that I go back to work even though I could not afford childcare. My children did not deserve even one full-time parent because we were poor. I'm trying to picture how I was suppose to take my 3-year-old to a childcare facility in the middle of winter without a car and then find my way to a job that probably didn't pay the most basic expenses.

My children are grown now and they are assets to society, but if people like Santorum had their way, their lives would have been much different. Welfare got us through a couple of really rough years and my children had a parent at home, even though things were difficult in most respects.

Rick Santorum's comments about welfare reform were like a kick in the gut for me this morning. Enduring the hardships of my life were difficult enough, but to have them trivialized by a self-righteous ass like him, is like rubbing salt in the wound. Walk a mile in my shoes Mr. Santorum, even a quarter of a mile you idiot, and then talk to me about welfare reform! When you open your mouth, you make a mockery of my life and you discredit the value of my children. How Christian of you.

Romney tells gay vet that he may repeal same-sex marriage rights in NH

During a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire this morning Mitt Romney suggested to 63-year-old gay veteran Bob Garon that he would support the repeal of the state’s marriage equality law, despite previously claiming that marriage is the purview of the states and advocating for states rights in the tenth amendment:

Garon, who is gay and was seated with his husband, Bob Lemire, then said to Romney: “It’s good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights.”

Romney replied: “Actually, I think at the time the Constitution was written marriage was between a man and a woman and I don’t believe the Supreme Court has changed that.”

Garon, a political independent later, told reporters he was unimpressed with Romney.


http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/12/12/387403/romney-hints-support-for-overturning-new-hampshires-same-sex-marriage-law/

There's video of the exchange.
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