By Lisa Wexler, host of The Lisa Wexler Show on WGCH 1490 AM, weekdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Here in New Hampshire, where it is not as cold as it could be, I arrive with my producer Danielle Costa to crowds of actively opinionated voters. Ground zero is the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester.
Like the corner of 57th Street and 5th in Manhattan, all you need to do is stand outside the revolving doors of the Radisson lobby and eventually everyone of political significance will appear.
Today we spotted Ben Carson being whisked into his car by the secret service, followed only minutes later by an affable Bob Schieffer, the great CBS newsman.
We traveled to picturesque Henniker to hear Hillary Clinton speak at New England College. Overflow crowd. Speakers broken in the overflow room so many huddled outside in the cold to actually hear her speak. Anecdotally, I can report that the crowd appeared divided by age. Over 50, enthusiastic for Hillary. Under 50, Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.
Onward to a gas station, lured by $1.75 a gallon. Clearly not in CT anymore. Spied an Airbus plastered by huge John Kasich sign. When I knocked, out of the dark jumped an enthusiastic volunteer who led us to Kasich HQ. Fun and friendly.
Sitting here at St Anselm’s College for the Republican Debate about to begin. Straw poll of students had Rubio well ahead of everyone, followed by Cruz, Bush, and Trump a lame fourth. Is this a precursor of the actual vote?
Stay tuned for more notes from the road to The White House!
A talk radio host, Probate Judge, attorney, advocate, author and public speaker, Lisa Wexler is a master at communicating information in an entertaining way. Sheis also the Probate Judge for the Westport/Weston District in Connecticut, having been elected twice.
She is an attorney admitted to the Bars in Connecticut and New York and graduated from The Johns Hopkins University and The New York University School of Law. Lisa is the co-author of “Secrets of a Jewish Mother,” (Penguin/Dutton) with her sister, “Real Housewives of NYC” Jill Zarin, and her mother, advice columnist Gloria Kamen. Lisa has always been active in her community, serving on the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals.