As usual, the New Hampshire crowd was both respectful and skeptical. How do you win? How do we beat President Trump? How do you convince Congress to make a huge investment in the green economy? These are some of the questions Inslee graciously answered, but the true measure of the current standing of his campaign came at the end of his hour long discussion.
When asked to provide final thoughts Inslee asked for financial support and for support when pollsters contact Democratic voters over the next few weeks. His first goal is to win a place on the primary debate stage in June and to do so he needs at least 1% of the vote in three public opinion polls or at least 65,000 individual donations.
"If you want to see these issues [climate change] discussed by all the candidates, I need to be on that stage," he told his audience. They seemed inclined to help.
Hollis has a strong local farm economy. If there is one place in New Hampshire where protecting the environment works as a political issues this would be it.
© Dean Pagani 2019