GOP candidates leaving a small N.H. town cold
Few voters are finding anyone to ‘believe in’
The quick Christmas break concluded, Republican presidential contenders today return to the field to begin making their final case to voters. In this bellwether town, conservative and moderate votes alike say it’s a difficult case to make, with a Republican line-up that’s rife with candidates flawed by embarrassing revelations, political histories and policy flip-flops. New Hampshire voters are well-known for waiting to make their decisions - the benign tyranny of small state voters who get to loom large every four years. But this year, decision-making in Ashland feels especially tortured as the unenthused eliminate candidates rather than select one.