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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:11 PM
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Unlike 4 years ago, heavy independent participation likely in GOP presidential primary
Source: Associated Press

Independent voters, who make up nearly 42 percent of registered voters in the state, can participate in either partys primary. And, given that President Barack Obama has no serious Democratic challenger, most independents are expected to cast ballots in the GOP race next February, unlike in the last presidential campaign.

That means Republican White House hopefuls who have been courting Republicans at party fundraising dinners and holding private meetings with tea party activists will have to branch out: beyond talking about things like the Declaration of Independence and conservative Republican talking points. Theyll also have to talk to New Hampshire independents.

The discourse so far here in New Hampshire really mirrors the very conservative discourse were hearing with the tea party and among conservative elites around the country, said political analyst Dean Spiliotes. The question is, how much of that is going to appeal to independents?

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/unlike_4_years_a...
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:41 PM
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1. I predict the nominee will be....
...The one with the biggest knockers. Yay, independents!
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groundloop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:50 PM
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2. If you'd have said the biggest boob..... well, I guess that would be all of them
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:03 PM
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3. Maybe independants should form their own party.
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