MANCHESTER, N.H. (Jan. 7, 2012) — While in Manchester for the debate Saturday, a large contingent of Mitt Romney and Ron Paul supporters demonstrating downtown shouted at each other from across the streets. Again, we found more young people giving up their weekend to support their candidate. Often, Paul and Mitt supporters stood side by side and engaged in lengthy debates, each trying to convert the other.
“I don’t want my grandkids to have to pay for some of our mistakes should anybody but Mitt Romney get the presidential nominee.”
(Brian Logue, 20, Republican)
“I just want him to understand how he can still support someone when there’s information at your fingertips now. Obviously, they’re trying to take that away with all the bills their passing right now. But you know, as long as you can research and think on your own, you can find out that Ron Paul is right. It’s all there. It’s all in writing. Ron Paul is right. Mitt Romney is wrong.”
(Marcus Rinaldi, 22, Republican)
Brian Logue – “Alright, one second, can I..”
Marcus Rinaldi — “But he’s liberal.”
Brian Logue — “Well, he’s moderate, I wouldn’t compare. If you want liberal, you’re going with Ron Paul, he’s the more liberal candidate. Everyone knows that.”
Reporter: So bottom line, it’s safe to say that no matter who’s candidate wins, neither of you will vote for President Obama?
Brian Logue — “No.”
Marcus Rinaldi — “No way.”
(Matt Porter, a graduate student in broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University, is covering the New Hampshire primary for WATD Radio.)