Tuesday, January 27, 2004

The Results Are In

As expected, John Kerry won the New Hampshire primary. But it was a wider margin than many expected. Despite the fact that Dean put a good spin on his second place finish, this cannot be good news for Deaniacs. If Dean cannot win or even come close in New Hampshire, he has little chance of making a stir on Super Tuesday. In contrast, Clark and Edwards did well enough in New Hampshire to remain viable candidates as the primaries head to the South and West next week. The big loser in New Hampshire has to be Joe Lieberman. Although Lieberman claimed over and over on CNN that he was in a three-way tie for third, that was simply not the case. He was significantly behind Clark and Edwards and nowhere near the two front-runners. Things should be quite interesting next week.