MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Campaigning just miles apart in New
Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry displayed stark differences in style and substance.
Romney leads the state's polls, has spent years campaigning here
and has a home on a nearby lake. He held an hour-long town hall
meeting Friday outside of Manchester.
Perry's a much newer presidential candidate. The Texas governor
filed his official paperwork to appear on the state's primary ballot, met briefly with voters and gave a boisterous speech to social conservatives.
The two men -- one businesslike, calm, usually careful; the other
aggressive, spirited and pointed in conviction -- could hardly provide New Hampshire voters with two more different candidates to choose from, in style, focus or substance.