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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2011

McDonnell gets a taste of New Hampshire

Gov. Bob McDonnell trekked to New Hampshire to deliver a brief speech before a Republican gathering. Because it’s New Hampshire, and also because McDonnell has toyed with the idea of accepting an offer to join the national GOP ticket (from anyone other than Ron Paul, one should assume), his talk garnered additional notice.

Yes, yes, it’s all fascinating. But some of the comments from the crowd indicate that if McDonnell is picked to carry the lower half of the bill, he would have a lot of explaining to do — where does he stand on immigration, how does he feel about China trade policy, won’t he please think about the children? That’s not unusual for vice presidential picks, and, as much as Virginians know (or think they know) the governor, he’s just some guy in a suit to folks in South Dakota.

But there was one taste of the potential future for McDonnell to come from his New Hampshire visit. The Richmond Times Dispatch’s Olympia Meola explains:

[Continue reading Norman Leahy's post at Bearing Drift.]

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By Norman Leahy  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2011

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