September 26th, 2007
09:20 PM ET
7 years ago

Political laryngitis

HANOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - By tomorrow morning, hundreds of campaign supporters and political activists are likely to have lost their voices - victims of non-stop throat-tearing support for their individual candidates and causes.

The competition outside the debate hall, on the campus of Dartmouth College, was as fierce as the back and forth between the eight Democratic president candidates. Each camp strove to not only to be the most visible, but also - the loudest.

"V-O-T-E, Hill-ary! Hill-ary!" supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, shouted in unison and rhyme.

"Obama-08, be a part of something great!" supporters of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, answered back.

Candidates who were not as well represented in the pack, tried simpler cheers to bolster their volume. Backers of Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, repeatedly shouted out "Dodd! Dodd! Dodd!"

Supporters of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson tried a more melodious approach. A student a cappella group - from his alma mater, Tufts University in Massachusetts, performed in front of their signs to draw attention.

– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla


Filed under: New Hampshire
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    all the yelling in the world doesn't make someone qualified to be Presidents ladies !

    September 26, 2007 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. Brianna, McEwen, TN

    I am going to be a part of something great in 08 that's why my vote is being cast for Hillary Clinton. The only one willing to help my brother a United States Sailor when Barack and McCain turned him down. If you care about your troops vote in someone who does too. Vote Hillary in 08!!!

    September 26, 2007 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  3. Dolly, Urbana, IL

    "Obama-08, be apart of something great!"

    I'm assuming you meant "be a part of something great" because what you wrote doesn't quite make sense. In mathematics 0s are important; in writing spaces can be ;)

    September 27, 2007 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  4. Jim

    Typo:
    "Obama-08, be apart of something great!" supporters of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, answered back.

    SHOULD BE:
    "Obama-08, be A PART of something great!" supporters of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, answered back.

    Interesting typo CNN.

    September 27, 2007 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  5. RightyTighty

    “victims of non-stop throat-tearing support for their individual candidates and causes. “

    .. as the liberal kool-aid ran freely, until all were drunken off their self absorbed political agendas..

    Yes. Drink now and be marry Demorats, for tommorrow you shall have another Republican President.

    September 27, 2007 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |

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