I think you'd be suprised by how conservative the southern part of the state is....outside of Manchester and Nashua, it's still STRONG GOP territory.SGB said:They'll soon find that much of downstate is already ideologically annexed to Massachusetts.
That, however, I definitely agree with.I suspect they'll have to go north of the notches to find kindred spirits.
My bad. I keep forgeting there's more downstate than those two towns. Oh yeah, Concord is still down there somewhere too, right?NHPlanner said:I think you'd be suprised by how conservative the southern part of the state is....outside of Manchester and Nashua, it's still STRONG GOP territory.
Meanwhile, three members of the Free State Project, which wants to bring 20,000 libertarians to New Hampshire to roll back taxes and create smaller government, showed up on the ballot in Keene, a month after the movement was announced. They did poorly.
For at large spots on the city council, Michelle Otterson finished last with 403 votes and James Maynard was second to last with 412 votes. One other name on ballot got fewer votes, but he had pulled out of the race. Ten candidates were on the ballot for the five positions.
Libertarian Patricia Lapree came in second-to-last among 10 candidates in the school board race. She had 269 votes.
Probably both. Keene is a college town, so it tends to be a bit more liberal that the rest of the state.BKM said:Just curious, NHPlanner: Do you think their poor showing was aprtly because of suspicions about newcomers or philosophical disagreement?
I agree and wouldn't think Libertarians would want to live in Maine. I've always thought Maine is much more similiar to Vermont or Massachusetts than NH. BTW, where do you live in Maine? I'm from outside of Portland.MaineMan said:Libertarians scare me. I'm gald they didn't come to Maine (they were considering it). But maybe its just beacuse I'm a socialist planner.
We've already got our fair share of neo-libertarians and anarchists abolishing services in their town so they don't pay taxes, and then using the schools, police, fire, dump, etc. the next town over free of charge because the town they live in is officially "unorganized". Its a bad deal for the general public, says me.