I’m inclined to believe that New Hampshire was at least somewhat about race. It’s true that white people simply do lie to pollsters. We know for sure that it was in large part about gender. Watching the boys gang up on Clinton in the debate, watching John Edwards play the masculinity card, watching Obama play the arrogance card and, finally, seeing Clinton pilloried by the chatterboxes for doing what the same pundits said she was incapable of: women were clearly moved by all of this. I was as well. The result is that the horserace between Obama and Clinton continues. I have no predictions as to how it will shake out in the end.
I’ve not experienced a stupider 48 hours in American politics than the one that preceded the New Hampshire primary. Let’s review:
A pack of Ron Paul supporters chased Sean Hannity through a parking lot.
We had a national discussion about Hillary Clinton almost crying.
John Edwards entered this discussion by attacking her for it.
The Edwards blogger who once endangered his race by saying ridiculous things about Catholics stormed off to the Obama camp.
Barack Obama compared himself to MLK and JFK.
Hillary Clinton compared herself to LBJ.
John McCain won the New Hampshire Republican primary again.
I feel you, Hillary. I’m pretty fucking choked up myself.
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