Tuesday, January 08, 2008

NH Results

CNN is calling it for McCain on the Republican side. Very interesting. With 13 precincts reporting, Clinton is at 40% to Obama's 36%. CNN says Edwards will come in third, as he's trailing at 17%.

UPDATE: It's still a close one between Clinton and Obama. You can see county-by-county results here.

UPDATE II: CNN is calling it for Clinton, with 72% of the precincts reporting.

UPDATE III: My own completely unsophisticated political analysis is that Obama's victory in Iowa was a little like a football time driving down the field for a touchdown on the first possession, and Clinton's victory tonight is a little like the other team responding with their own high-yardage, clock consuming scoring drive. In other words, the game is hardly over yet. In fact it's only just begun!


adam said...

My analysis is this was a backlash to the horrible media memes against Clinton you've done such a good job of detailing on the blog.

Xanthippas said...

Uh yeah, sorry about that!

Actually, I'm okay with this result. I don't want two states to essentially decide who the nominee to be, and can you imagine what the morons in the media would be saying if Obama had really finished 10 pts ahead?

In truth there are a lot of people who like Clinton and there are a lot of people who like Hillary, and there are a lot of people who don't know yet. They should be given a chance to look at the two and decide, fairly, who should be the next President. I prefer Obama myself, but it's impossible to deny Clinton's strengths.

Nat-Wu said...

I'm sure you meant people who like Obama and people who like Clinton!

Yeah, it's hard to see this as indicative of anything except that this race is far from finished. And who knows what role Edwards will play as spoiler to those two.