In 1992, Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts mounted a strong campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The pundits considered him a brainy guy who was willing to take on the sacred cows of Social Security and Medicare. Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, by contrast, seemed like a flawed candidate. Tsongas stung Clinton by calling him “pander bear.”
A New Hampshire lawmaker was permitted back in the state's House chamber after apologizing three times for saluting and shouting "Sieg Heil."
Mitt Romney won New Hampshire's primary race, with Ron Paul second and Jon Huntsman third.
As the Republican primary fight moves from New Hampshire to South Carolina, Newt Gingrich is stepping up his attacks on Mitt Romney and some prominent Jewish Republicans -- who have a rich, mutually admiring history with both men -- are wondering what happens next.
A New Hampshire state legislator is under fire for suggesting that Jews were vulnerable during the Holocaust because they were different. Rep. Jordan Ulery, a Republican, introduced a law that would require any shop featuring signs in any language other than English to also include all the official U.N. languages: French, English, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. "When you establish a ghetto, you're leaving yourself open to what happened to the Jews in Eastern Europe because you're setting yourself up to be different," Ulery told Sunday's edition of the Union-Leader newspaper. The Concord Monitor quoted him as telling Fox News, "When you do not participate in your society around you, and when you become different, you become subject to what the Nazis did to the Jews." New Hampshire Democrats called the comments anti-Semitic.
Now that the race for the Democratic nomination for president is moving south and west, Jewish scrutiny of the candidates is likely to intensify.
With the startling victory of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the Iowa caucuses and the dismal third-place finish of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the Democratic presidential deck has been drastically reshuffled.