“You may not agree with me on every issue — and I suspect you don’t — but what you’ll know is that I agree with me on every issue,” former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told voters in the Rockingham County Nursing Home this week. Voters, he said, want someone they can trust.
At a Dover community center, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, said he wouldn’t pander or twist himself up “like a pretzel” to win votes. His wife, Mary Kaye, said, “He’d rather lose than be inauthentic.” And former House speaker Newt Gingrich told voters in Littleton that he was “a real conservative who stands for solid values, essentially for New Hampshire values.”…
“It’s important to pick somebody who has that inner feeling, who has that emotion, and is genuinely concerned,” Cindy Goucher, an undecided Republican-leaning independent, said while waiting to hear Romney in Salem this week. Romney, she said, “is very professional and very fine tuned. And that may come across as a little inauthentic.”
“But I think he has a good heart and wants what’s best for our country. But he could come down a notch — a little more personable, a little more humanistic.”