MANCHESTER, NH – When you see a big event on TV, it’s even bigger behind the scenes. This morning dozens of NBC and msnbc producers are gathered at The Armory in Manchester, NH - with more to come - ahead of the primary on Tuesday.
The team at NOW has used The Armory (a/k/a The Nerve Center) as a base since we arrived on Friday to map out our days and catch up with our colleagues. Alex watched this morning’s NBC Facebook debate alongside Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz (and her very delicious chicken sausage and egg sandwich).
Poll numbers this morning show Jon Huntsman gaining some traction and, in some cases, pushing past Ron Paul for second place behind Mitt Romney. We’ve been wondering whether the former Utah governor would finally catch fire among New Hampshire moderates – given the volatility we saw in Iowa, who knows where this thing will end up on Tuesday?
Keep checking @NowWithAlex for video posts. We’re out the door soon to go catch some more events as the candidates get back on the trail.