New Hampshire Primary: The Republicans

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Iowa got the first caucuses, but New Hampshire holds the first primary. Today, on a beautiful day in the snowy Granite State, the pressure is on and the stakes are huge for both Republican and Democratic presidential contenders.

Hillary Clinton emoted yesterday as polls showed Barack Obama in the lead. John McCain looks strong as Mitt Romney struggles for a first win. Independents may hold the key.

We are in New Hampshire today, in the thick of both parties' action — first, the Republicans.

This hour, On Point: McCain, Romney, Huckabee, and the GOP race for victory in New Hampshire.Guests:

Jennifer Donahue, Senior Advisor for Political Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm's College.

Byron York, Fox News commentator and White House correspondent for the National Review.

Pat Buchanan, political commentator and three-time presidential candidate.

Drew Cline, editorial page editor for the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on January 8, 2008.


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