DNC - NH Democrats say GOP Debaters Weak on Economy


NH Democrats say GOP debaters weak on economy

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - As Republicans head to New Hampshire's Saint Anselm College for their presidential primary debate, Democrats are nearby arguing that none of the GOP hopefuls has what it takes to improve the economy.

Ahead of Monday night's debate in Manchester, state Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley stood in a driveway near the debate site criticizing some of the seven Republicans who will share the stage.

Buckley acknowledged that unemployment remains high under the Obama administration but said Republicans want to return to the policies that created the nation's economic problems.

Though he singled out Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, Buckley said it's impossible to say which Republican would be the strongest candidate against Obama. He compared the Republicans to mosquitoes flying around the news conference - irritating but not dangerous.