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“The best thing about the New Hampshire primary is that anybody can run and anybody can win,” conservative activist Graham Bosse said last Friday at a Tea Party rally in Concord, as the first week of the 2012 election cycle kicked off in the US.

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“The best thing about the New Hampshire primary is that anybody can run and anybody can win,” conservative activist Graham Bosse said last Friday at a Tea Party rally in Concord, as the first week of the 2012 election cycle kicked off in the US.

New Hampshire is the site of next year’s first primary and last week played host to a fresh pack of Republican candidates. Four aspiring presidents followed Bosse to the podium, from the charmingly dilettantish (long-ago Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer, who has spent most of the last two decades running a community bank) to the ultra-focused (former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who has been meticulously preparing a run for at last four years).

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