Vox Populi

Guests watch the fireworks show at George Clausen’s 4th of July party in Freedom, New Hampshire July 1, 2011. Clausen feels that Republicans are likely to be pragmatic in the 2012 election, setting aside ideological purity and rallying around the candidate who is seen as having the best chance to beat President Obama on the issues. Voters in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary will be the first to cast ballots in the upcoming U.S. Presidential race.