Nouvelle Hampshire: More Mainstream Than You Think

Hunting season--the political kind--has begun in New Hampshire. After some hemming and hawing, the state finally settled on Feb. 1 for its first-in-the-nation primary. Presidential wannabes are everywhere, girding for a lengthy round of debates and issues forums. And the old verities about the Granite State are coming to the fore: Republicans must play to flinty, gun-toting, taxophobic conservatives in flannel shirts. Democrats must be greener than green, profess their love of wind power, and declare their hatred of nuclear arms and corporate profiteering.

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