New Hampshire's state motto has amused the masses for many years. "Live free or die" is quite a statement, but it is one we Granite Staters cherish. While votes are bought and sold in so many markets, New Hampshire has always been able to think for itself.
Yes, the world is changing quickly. But, when you're rooted in the most solid foundation -- people and places -- that built this country, you've got growth potential. Because it lasts -- this granite, this community, this television show, this way or life.
Over a 24-hour period in New Hampshire I observed firsthand what modern "retail politics" looks like: a Gingrich sponsored Town Hall in Littleton, a Santorum sporting store walk-through in Jaffrey and a Ron Paul mega-rally in Nashua.