As Talking Points Memo notes, the state's largest–and most important–newspaper, the New Hampshire Union Leader, did put the Romney announcement on its front page. But the story was quite literally dwarfed by its banner coverage "Palin Hits the Seacoast." As the sub-headline informs, Palin didn't officially begin a campaign for the White House (as Romney did) but she did "stop by clambake" and visit a fisherman's pier. Sorry, Mitt.
Romney was given a front page photo, TPM observes, but not much else:
Romney's kickoff was reduced to a mere inset photo within text of the Palin piece, and a small headline, "Romney Announces."
The caption text: "INSIDE: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announces his presidential candidacy Thursday in Stratham. Story, Page A3."