the results from new hampshire

It looks like Edwards came in 3rd in the New Hampshire primary with 17% of the vote, which apparently gets him zero delegates. Clinton, it would appear, edging out Obama for first place. She had 39% to his 36%. Both walk away with 8 delegates. McCain won on the Republican side, and Huckabee came in a distant 3rd. (It would seem that God no longer wants him to win… Perhaps Iowa has a different God.) Did Edwards invest too much in Iowa, not putting enough resources on the ground in New Hampshire? Does he have a shot at maybe winning South Carolina the 26th if he stays in the race? If he does stay in until Super Tuesday, how many delegates is he likely to get? Is his funding drying up? Will he ultimately join Obama as his VP? Will Gore step forward at the convention and change everything? Anything could happen… It’s an exciting time to be here in the colonies.

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  1. John on Forest
    Posted January 8, 2008 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    During the Democratic debates the other night, Edwards did a good job of answering the question posed to the Republicans: “what are your underlying values?” Edwards’ message of being for the middle class was overstated, in my opinion. Besides keeping it visible he needs to better articulate his policies.

  2. Ol' E Cross
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    I liked JE best when watching him on CSPAN interacting with smallish groups. I think he’s trying too hard to differentiate himself in the debates, and, like JoF says, is repeating himself too much.

    I’m not sure he can beat Obama’s offer of a new hope or Clinton’s connections in this format.

    And, I’ve never yet voted for a winning presidential candidate, so, part of me thinks he’s doomed since I favor him.

  3. Posted January 9, 2008 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    I think Edwards has the greatest integrity of values and morals out of the top three. The thing about the actual job of the president of the United States is that it takes the right person and a cerain personality and leadership skill set. That’s where I think Obabma and Clinton have the much greater edge, and I also think it’s something that a lot of people forget about. That’s why I think Edwards would make a better VP.

    I’m curious, of the Edwards supporters, who is your second choice? And if Edwards drops out, who would his camp support?

  4. Edwards Fan
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    John’s comments on the results in New Hampshire:

  5. egpenet
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I like Obama a lot, but he won big in Iowa because of the Cicago Machine that came into the state … and couldn’t do the same in NH.

    Hillary IS Satan. Everything she says in does is absolutely calculated … like someone feeeding her a softball question and then tearing-up for the cameras. She is who she is and resorted to … dare I say it … skirts and tears … to edge out Barak.

    Still early in the primaries.

    The Republicans are hoping now that Bloomberg will come in. If he and Huckabee run as independents … yikes!

    Also, never too late … should Barak and Hillary destroy each other or tie … for Al Gore to bring the party together … sans Hillary.

    In the meantimee, the economy is going to hell in a handbasket … the Dow will probably “test” 12500 … and might drop before summer to 11500. Below 11500 … the next stop is 10,000 and disaster. Thanks, Mr. President.

  6. conspiracy nut
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    conspiracy theory of the day: new hampshire precincts relying on diebold electronic voting machines skew toward hillary, obama wins in other precincts

  7. Ol' E Cross
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Permalink


    I’d be fine voting for Obama. I’ll go third party before voting for H. Clinton. I forget where, but I’ve heard polling that says most of Edwards fans would do the same, and vice-versa for Obama supporters.

  8. conspiracy nut
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    these numbers may be made up, but here’s some more on diebold and new hampshire

  9. conspiracy nut
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    no worries. the corporate media has explained everything.

  10. egpenet
    Posted January 9, 2008 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    I just signed the petition to investigate the Diebold machines and insist on a paper trail for all ballot machines in all elections.

    IMHO, in NH, I’m thinking Obama got screwed!

  11. Posted January 14, 2008 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Thought you might be interested in this idea, Mark, a John Edwards money bomb on Friday.

  12. Robert
    Posted January 14, 2008 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    I think I’m about to get framed and whacked.

  13. (the original) Robert
    Posted February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Have you decided not to cover the presidential race this year, Mark?

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