New Hampshire takes offense at Biden’s Nevada dalliance

After his selection as Barack Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden was accused by a New Hampshire newspaper of two-timing that state’s presidential primary election by toying with the Nevada caucuses.

The Manchester Union Leader, the only New Hampshire newspaper with statewide circulation, has an editorial policy of aggressively protecting the state’s first-in-the-nation primary and of attacking those candidates who do not offer sufficient obeisance to the primary.

Biden made conflicting statements on whether he would show fealty toward New Hampshire. “In truth, most of our time is going to be spent in Iowa, then Nevada, then New Hampshire, sort of in that order,” he said in Nevada. “I’ve spent a lot of time here, but now we’re going to live here,” he said in New Hampshire.