PoliticsNH covers Daschle's visit to New Hampshire:
Former U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) made his first trip ever to New Hampshire, besides fall leaf peeping, to campaign for the Democratic Senate Caucus and congressional candidate Jim Craig (D-Manchester).
Daschle, who told an audience in Manchester that he is “accessing” whether or not he should seek the Democratic presidential nomination, also left four hours on his schedule to simply drive around the area meet with ordinary citizens at unscheduled visits, his signature political tactic from his days in South Dakota.
His first line ever to a New Hampshire political audience did [sic] come off so well when he misspoke and said he was happy to be in Manhattan before quickly realizing the faux paz and saying “I mean Manchester”.
He then went on to say that America needs better leadership than the one President Bush is currently providing. In Iraq American forces must “strategically redeployed” and at home efforts must be made to provide universal health care and universal preschool, Daschle said. He also wanted the country to have a more comprehensive energy plan.
“We should be figuring out how to get more energy out of the Midwest not the Middle East,” Daschle said.
His visit comes just days after U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) and former Gov. Mark Warner (D-Va.) visited the state an one day before U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh is scheduled to spend two days in the Granite State.