John McCain: Should Iowa and NH stay at the head of the primary schedule?

John McCain: Absolutely. In 2000 when Delaware wanted to go ahead of New Hampshire, I said that I would even pull down the shades on Amtrak as I passed through Delaware. Look, Iowa caucuses are important; New Hampshire and I think South Carolina as well. New Hampshire has a unique role. The citizens of New Hampshire know that unique role. They examine the candidates. There’s no way you can buy New Hampshire with media. You can only retail politic it. You can only have the town hall meetings. You can stop at the cafes and the stores and shake hands with people. And that’s . . . that’s the unique aspect and beauty of the American political scene in New Hampshire. Recorded on: 11/20/07

The citizens of New Hampshire play a unique role.

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