Shea-Porter Says Obama Has Grassroots and the Other Thing, Too

Four years ago, the New Hampshire State Democratic dinner had been packed for Howard Dean. Is that what happened last night for Barack Obama? One young woman at this year’s dinner said it was “all Facebook”–the massive turnout of young Obama people was accomplished by poking and friending.

But New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter says the Obama wave last night wasn’t as engineered. “It is different,” she said this morning. “I think his reach is wider.” For one thing, “He has both of
the Congressmen,” she said, meaning herself and Paul Hodes.