Aug 14, 2015 4:21 PM
Buy ice-cream, burgers, BBQ and sample every known specialty at NH's diners and small businesses as you shake thousands of hands while surrounded by a media scrum just waiting for you to dribble something down your shirt
New Hampshire is known for what's called retail politics.
That means being willing to meet and talk directly with voters about the issues they care about. It means town meetings and house parties and going to diners and small businesses to meet NH's regular people, to take questions, shake hands and listen to their concerns.
You have to do this for months without losing your voice or losing your poise.
It will teach you what matters to people, allow you to refine your message and prepare you for the larger stage of the general election if you make it that far!
Retail politicking is important but you need to do more.
And if you want to see photos of candidates munching on food, check this out from the Washington Post.