Another tale from the trail from Primary Source assistant Brian Lawson. You can read his own blog here.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, John McCain appeared at a Derry town hall forum. The forum was part of a two-day swing through New Hampshire and was his first public appearance on Sunday. As supporters were watching video about McCain, McCain casually walked through the backdoor and waited among the audience. During his opening statement, the Arizona Senator discussed the situation in Myanmar and energy independence from Iran, Venezuela and Russia. When discussing energy independence, McCain used two ads has a prop. One showed Hugo Chavez and Ahmadinejad hugging each other and the other was a picture of Vladimir Putin who McCain labeled as the "dictator of Russia."
What: John McCain holds a town hall forum
Where: Derry's Pinkerton Academy
How many people: 250 people
How many interest groups attended: One, Students for Social Security, Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana, Healthcare Voters
Best McCain Joke: "It's just the O'Reilly twins getting drunk again"
Best quote of the event: "France now has a pro-American President, which shows you that if you live long enough you can see anything."