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Weather + Climate + Politics = Bombogenesis

Weather + Climate + Politics = Bombogenesis The January blizzard prevented Governor Pataki from visiting New Hampshire this week.  One can only assume that this is the first time that “bombogenesis” and “First in the Nation Primary” are used within the same sentence.  Bombogenesis, a meteorological bomb, occurs when a storm’s area of lowest pressure experiences a rapid drop of…read more →

Interview uncovers Guinta – Innis split on climate science

WMUR News 9 Political Reporter Josh McElveen is asking presidential possibles and congressional candidates about climate change. In his June interview with Josh, Marco Rubio disavowed climate science.  Late last month Josh met with Dan Innis and Frank Guinta in separate interviews.  The links and text are below.   Frank Guinta is not disputing the wacky weather we are seeing in NH,…read more →

Rubio: realities of a new century don’t include climate change

    Thinking about the candidates … Marco Rubio (R-FL) New Hampshire’s television political reporter Josh McElveen interviewed Marco Rubio when he was in town speaking at the Rockingham GOP dinner Friday night.  The 3 issues on McElveen’s list:  (1) climate change (2) health care (3) Benghazi    Before buckling down on climate change Rubio paid homage to New Hampshire…read more →

What’s “New Generation” about Garcia’s Energy Principles?

Thinking about the candidates … in NH-2 What’s “New Generation” about Garcia’s Energy Principles? GOP candidate Marilinda Garcia says: “My top priority is opposing any new energy taxes, such as the Cap-and-Trade tax (sic) …  I oppose the cap-and-trade energy tax.” “Second…I support policies that would increase domestic energy exploration and production, increase our refinement capacity and build more efficient…read more →

Can the NH GOP Find a Place at the Energy and Climate Table?

An excerpt from an editorial I wrote for The Union Leader on Earth Day 2004: Democrats support “protection of wildlife habitat to maintain healthy sustainable ecosystems”; Republicans want to “preserve sensitive ecosystems and effectively manage wildlife”.  MtBE should be “eliminated” (Democrats) or “banned” (Republicans) Ten years ago you could not distinguish between the NH Republican and Democratic Platforms when it…read more →

I miss John McCain

I miss John McCain.   I miss his missives – his term of endearment in 2007 for one of my organizers, Sam Witherbee, was “You little jerk”.  That was before the 2008 general election, before the New Hampshire primary and during the days when McCain, before giving his stump speech, would introduce Sam to the people assembled. One night McCain’s…read more →

GOP Signals New Hampshire Primacy

The GOP Growth and Opportunity Project reports that states with “traditions”  of early nominating contests get front seat – according to a segment this month on WMUR TV .  “It remains important to have an “on ramp” of small states that hold unique primary days before the primary season turns into a multi-state process.” (p. 73) Good news for New Hampshire …. and for…read more →