mindseye: While the major news outlets are reporting John Kerry's victory in today's NH Democratic primary, I thought I'd share with you some tidbits of the Republican primary. Conventional wisdom says the incumbent, George W. Bush, is running unopposed, but in fact, 14 people filed in New Hampshire to appear on the ballot.[sup]1[/sup] With 97% of precincts reporting, Bush has "only" 87% of the votes cast in the Republican primary; one of eight votes cast were by people who chose to show up and vote against Bush. He shouldn't feel too bad, however: '84 incumbent Ronald Reagan received only 86% in that primary. And his dad, '92 incumbent George HW Bush, received only 53% in that primary. '96 incumbent Bill Clinton received 94% in his primary. Source: www.primarymonitor.com [hr] [sup]1[/sup] New Hampshire also permits write-in candidates; in fact, a write-in candidate won the 1968 Democratic primary (!). However, a write-in candidate earns no committed delegates.