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Political Hollywood: New Hampshire Edition

Updated on January 12, 2012

"Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends We're so glad you could attend Come inside! Come inside! There behind a glass is a real blade of grass be careful as you pass. Move along! Move along! Come inside, the show's about to start guaranteed to blow your head apart Rest assured you'll get your money's worth The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth. You've got to see the show, it's a dynamo. You've got to see the show, it's rock and roll ...." ELP

‘Live free or die’ juxtaposed with ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ That is the episode for this upcoming weekend of great expectations, which can’t possibly live up to its billing… or can it? Political Hollywood has reached a new low in their quest in the ratings war.

On the only serious note going into this New Hampshire Primary weekend, the Republican candidates will have two more occasions to make their case before the Granite state electorate. That’s it; from here on in it becomes reality show fodder. Regardless, in the event this is not some sick Hollywood joke, here goes.

The “Live Free or Die” motto, which many have come to admire, will be represented by the constituents of the Great State of New Hampshire. Based on the overtones of the McCain endorsement rally of Romney, it seems as though they were hardly amused. In fact, they seemed rather harsh, even unrelentingly brutal at times.

This bodes for an interesting dynamic, given Mr. Romney is a 30 point favorite going into the weekend. Which is a wonderful time to segue way to the ensuing battle, the main event of the weekend festivities; Taken straight from the pages of a Vince McMahon WWF Pay Per View TV ad.

Newt has vowed to take the gloves off in his attack vs. Mitt. So, in this classic rendition of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, bet on ‘Newtron Bomb’ Newt in the second round by knockout over Mitt ‘Moneybags’ Romney . Check your local listings for coverage, day and time…Set your DVR or streamline live!

The media will play its role; vetting Santorum, to find there are so many sound bites, they will have to categorize them. In case that’s not enough, the wild card, Ron Paul will be hold firm, standing diametrically opposed to his Republican colleagues on everything except a woman’s uterus.

…and if that’s still is not enough to fill the tank for a drive to New England, an added treat will be provided by The Occupy Primary Movement. They have an extensive weekend of events planned to assure a moment in time that will live free or die in infamy. We deserve the best, here it is. Enjoy the show, fellow Americans.

"Right before your eyes we pull laughter from the skies
And he laughs until he cries then he dies then he dies
Come inside the shows about to start
Guaranteed to blow your head apart

You gotta see the show
It's a dynamo
You gotta see the show
It's rock and roll"

ELP


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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Credence2, Thanks for joining in the party. Getting ready for the next bout.

      I'm thinkin' "South Carolina SmackDown."

      Whatta think; over the top?

      Thanks for the read and fun comments.

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Newtron Bomb’ Newt in the second round by knockout over Mitt ‘Moneybags’ Romney

      That was great!

      Little late to the party and as your standard Monday morning quarterback, I say this this was a fun article.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the read and positive feedback MarleneB. We'll do this again real soon, of that I am certain.

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      Marlene Bertrand 6 years ago from USA

      You write with such flair. I enjoy reading your work.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Next stop South Carolina Carol3san. I'm looking for an upset to the frontrunner Romney. I can't see how he plays well in the Southern States. Besides, I'd like to see a little competition. I'm not ready for the season finale quite yet. Thanks for the kind comments. Till next time...Anything can happen!

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      Carolyn Sands 6 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Great hub gifalcone. I'm loving this primary season. Watching the republicans go after one another couldn't be more fun for me right now. Voted up and interesting.

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Phdast7,

      Thanks for checking in on New Hampshire Primary day. I appreciate your comments regarding the always eventful political process. Next stop South Carolina. Be well & continued hubbing success.

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Invigorating, fun (although sadly not funny because of the crazy politics) and well written Hub,. Not sure I want to DVR it. :( Maybe I will just wait for your erudite retrospective after its all over. Nice work.

    • gjfalcone profile image
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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the read and comments mio cid. I got my DVR set, it should be a barnburner.

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      mio cid 6 years ago from Uruguay

      as a democrat I'm loving the self destruction or mutual destruction the republican candidates are engaged in, as a political junkie,I can't wait to see the next debate where I expect Gingrich to inflict a beat down on romney worthy of a ufc title fight.

    • gjfalcone profile image
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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      If I may... 'They're caught in a trap, they can't walk out.' Special interest has their hands completely tied, rendering them ineffective. We the Peeps recognize this, thereby earning them a 9% approval rating from the electorate. Thank you for the visit, your kind words & comments Michele. Looking forward to seeing you drop by again.gjf

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thank you for covering my six, Ms. Cochran. As always a pleasure to have you visit. Thank you for your read and comment.

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      Michele Travis 6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You just wrote something very interesting. They are acting like they are in circus. Why don't they tell us what they are going to do if elected, instead of fighting each other and calling each other names? Perhaps they can tell us exactly what they plan to do and how it would fix the problems we are in? Can they do that? Great hub!

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      Kathleen Cochran 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      With apologies to Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

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