PELHAM, N.Y. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday night with 39.3% of the vote, but he should not expect strong support from some Pelham residents. One thing is evident among those living in Pelham they are not happy with the direction of the country.
Im very disillusioned with everyone running, said Pat Cerreta. Im not happy, Democrats or Republicans. I just feel like we dont have much of a choice.
Cerreta believes that most people are looking for a stronger Republican candidate than the group that have sofar declared.
People are just grasping, the Pelham resident stated. They wanna find somebody. She is leaning towards Romney, but without much excitement.
Its really the economy, the Republican stated. Nobody is happy with the way things are going. I think he knows the most about it [the economy], but its not like Im thrilled with him as a candidate.
Barry Grody, a Democrat, is waiting until September before he decides whom he will vote for. However, he believes that President Obama would beat Romney.
Polls dont mean anything until you get to the last two months when its really serious, said Grody. So, well see. Its worthless right now. I think Obama will still win. Lets see how the economy is, how Iran is, lets see if Im working.
Dom Balestra was not surprised by Romneys victory on Tuesday night.
I think the fields wide open, said Balestra. Gingrich might do well because its in the south. I think Santorums out. You need to do a little better. Santorum received 9.4% and fell to fifth place in the New Hampshire primary.
Balestra believed that Ron Paul could do well in the next primary, which is in South Carolina.
He [Paul] could do well there, but if Gingrich beats him and he will, then hell be out, said the Democrat. Only if Gingrich wins South Carolina will he still be in it. Hes gotta win South Carolina.
He was not sure if he would vote for Obama again.
I think I have to wait and see what happens, he stated. Obama, I liked him, I voted for him first time, but I think he just lacks experience, but he also doesnt have the political capital.
Balestra would like to see the economy fixed soon. Right now, Washington is in a state of paralysis, and thats hurting our economy, he concluded.
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