“Ron Paul’s speaking to people like me,” Barbara Hagan, a former New Hampshire state representative and mother of seven, says one recent evening before dinner in the Manchester Radisson. “He’s an honorable man. He’s a hardworking man. I want my party back. I want my country back, and I want the U.S. out of Iraq.”

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“I like to think of myself as a Barry Goldwater conservative,” he [Ron Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Coordinator Jared Chicoine] says. “When I think of the 1960s, I think of conservatism. People say, ‘Reagan, Reagan, Reagan,’ but what about Goldwater? That’s why I consider myself a paleo-conservative.”

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Why all the work for such a long-shot candidate? “I think [Paul’s campaign] should refocus conservatives about what it means to be conservative,” Chicoine says. “We have to be about more than preemptive warfare.” ~The Washington Post