Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Thoughts on Clinton's Win in New Hampshire

I was as surprised as anyone with Hillary Clinton's win in New Hampshire, just look at my predictions (Note to self: don't predict results in other states).

Clinton squeaked by in New Hampshire, but the real winner was democracy. The system is working.

After watching the pundits on CNN and MSNBC and reading all the polls from the past week, here are some observations about Clinton's win...

  • Women came out for Clinton, independents went McCain's way instead of Obama.
  • Clinton gave up on the manufactured politics and started taking questions at events and tearing up and the question in the debate about people not liking her gave voters a glimpse of the human side of Clinton.
  • Clinton's campaign has made a ton of changes. In her speech she said she found her own voice and she didn't have Bill, Wesley Clark, or Madeline Albright up on stage with her.
  • Howard Wolfson's sweater was horrendous.
  • The polls in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary showed Obama ahead, but also had a large amount of undecideds that didn't get reported.
  • The pundits say this was an amazing comeback for Clinton, but polls showed Obama was down by 15-20 points just a couple of weeks ago. Obama losing by a couple point would have been a huge win for back in December.
  • The media will be talking about the Democratic race and and barely mention McCains victory.
The first in the nation states have spoken. Women in New Hampshire came out in support for Hillary Clinton and young people in Iowa came out in support of Barack Obama. Now the rest of the nation gets their chance to chime in.

1 comment:

maxi said...

Hi
This is maxi,Women came out for Clinton, independents went McCain's way instead of Obama.
Clinton gave up on the manufactured politics and started taking questions at events and tearing up and the question in the debate about people not liking her gave voters a glimpse of the human side of Clinton.
Clinton's campaign has made a ton of changes. In her speech she said she found her own voice and she didn't have Bill, Wesley Clark, or Madeline Albright up on stage with her.
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