June 5th, 2007
06:08 PM ET
12 years ago

Supporters heat up before debate

Supporters mix it up outside the GOP debate site.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Anti-war protesters mixed with supporters of the 10 Republican White House hopefuls Tuesday night outside Sullivan Arena. Competing campaigns and interest groups sought to out-shout one another about two hours before the candidates squared off in the Granite State's first GOP presidential debate.

A banner exclaiming "End the War Now, Bring Our Troops Home ALIVE" was surrounded by signs for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

The loudest shouts were coming from supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Arizona Sen. John McCain and Romney.

Other interest groups calling for affordable health care and ending poverty also had a presence. But perhaps the most endearing signs were held by two elementary school age girls that said simply, "I (heart) Huckabee" and "NH (heart) Huckabee."

- CNN Political Editor Mark Preston

Filed under: John McCain • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • Race to '08 • Ron Paul
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jonathan Delson, Saugerties, NY

    If You were president, would you pardon Scooter Libby?

    June 5, 2007 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  2. Bob

    Who cares?

    June 5, 2007 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  3. Michigan

    Will you please let Ron Paul talk???? What's wrong with you people?

    June 5, 2007 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. Michigan

    Will you let Ron Paul talk??? What is wrong with you people???

    June 5, 2007 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  5. Ann, Hedgesville, WV

    Michigan, NO! They have no intention in allowing Ron Paul to have a voice. It's all about the Neo-Cons! They don't want a Constitutionalist to step in and bombard the air waves with common sense, national pride and non communist/socialst values. America is screwed and we can thank CNN for doing their part in destroying our beautiful nation. The American people better wake up soon. The Neo-Cons; Clinton, McCain, Romney, Obamma, Edwards et al, are puppets and Ron Paul is our nations only hope! My God, I hope the good citizens of the United States wake the heck up! We are a laughing stock as a nation and we need to stand up and take back our country!!!

    June 5, 2007 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |


    June 5, 2007 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |