We have a new Trade Secret for Mark Halperin (actually, we're fairly sure that Mark already knows this but it's worth a shot):
To find out what's really going on in a particular campaign, make friends with field staff. And to find out what's going on in a particular New Hampshire campaign, make friends with field staff over a beer at Margaritas (free chips and salsa)/The Shaskeen (dark corners)/Strange Brew (sorority girls downstairs).
Anyone can have David Axelrod's cell number (we have it, we just seem to have lost it). But if you really want to know what's happening on the ground talk to the people who are actually on the ground 7 days a week.
And with a full 40% of this state "independent" and up for grabs in our open primary system, every field staff knows every other field staff's business. Republicans and Democrats alike.
And GreenMountainPolitics1 is making friends just as fast as we can buy the next beer.
RUMOR ALERT!!! IF YOU DON'T LIKE RUMORS SKIP TO THE NEXT POST!!! THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY A RUMOR!!! GET IT???
So it took a full 25 minutes hanging on Elm Street tonight for GreenMountainPolitics1 to hear gossip that Giuliani's NH Campaign was using Senator McCain's comments in South Carolina on Roe to try to make hay for themselves in New Hampshire.
1 day after Hiz Honor said he would have no problem appointing anti-abortion judges to Federal judgeships, his New Hampshire campaign staff reportedly spent today calling "Independent" voters to make sure they were aware of Senator McCain's Roe comments and to make sure that they were aware of Hiz Honor's pro-choice stance.
That's New York balls for you.
And, if the rumor is true, we wonder if Hiz Honor is still trying to decide if he is running as a Republican or an Independent? Or both?