[Latest items on top]
Campaign Spot : One word to describe McCain’s speech: Churchillian.
Andrew Sullivan: The difference between Iowa and NH: Were Democrats more likely to vote for a black man in public caucuses than in closed voting booth?
Ben Smith: Silence at Obama HQ
CNN: Independents make difference for McCain
Dick Meyer: “One clear loser in New Hampshire: conventional wisdom. R.I.P.”
Hot Air: McCain’s victory speech
CNN Election Center: Live Results
Michelle Malkin: “All the talking heads are now confidently asserting the reasons Hillary won: It was the tears. It was Bill Clinton. It was independents.”
USA Today: Edwards: 48 states ‘to go’
Daniel Casse: “Going forward, this Democratic campaign will be about who will promise to do what exactly for which Democratic constituent groups. And this has always been Obama’s weakest hand.”
AP: “Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for White House.”
Classical Values: Liveblogging
Taylor Marsh: “This isn’t over, but again, the traditional media’s narrative that this would be an Obama Blowout has been obliterated.”
Extreme Mortman: “If Barack Obama really does finish in second in New Hampshire to Hillary Clinton by single digits after leading in the polls for days, he should copy the Clinton playbook: He should declare himself the Comeback Kid.”
RCP Blog: “Exit poll has been reweighted and combined with town-by-town returns from sources suggest Senator Clinton may very well win by two points.”
AP: “Mitt Romney pledged a long fight for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, regardless of finishing second.”
Ben Smith: “Provisional early spin from Clinton adviser Ann Lewis:
‘I think we had a good couple of days,’ she said. ‘It’s going to become clear this is a two-person race. As the field narrows, it’s going to become easier to make those distinctions.'”
Jonathan Martin: “McCain supporters are at once stunned and exuberant. Few thought the race would be called so soon.”
Power Line: “It looks like Mike Huckabee will finish third with about 12 percent of the vote. That result won’t hurt him one bit.”
Boston Globe: Jubilation in the McCain camp after reports of victory
USA Today: Exit poll: Obama 39%; Clinton 38%
CNN: Exit polls: Voters worried about economy, feel they’re doing OK
Captain’s Quarters: Live coverage as the results come in.
Ross Douthat: “Maybe if and when McCain starts winning primaries, an Obamaphobic GOP will unite around him; maybe if Mitt stays in after a slew of second-place finishes he’ll start looking like a joke. But no matter what happens tonight, I think the Romney campaign ought to keep hope alive.”
Jonathan Martin: “Campaign officials for both Mitt Romney and John McCain are feeling cautiously optimistic as the close of the polls draws near.”
CNN: Warm weather, high turnout
CNN: McCain and Obama win first ballots in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location.
WaPo editorial: Why do the Democratic candidates refuse to acknowledge progress in Iraq?
Pollster.com: Looking for exit polls? Tough luck, at least until polls are about to close.
RCP Blog: Clinton’s Plan B
David Brooks: Obama, McCain — so similar, yet so different.
Howard Kurtz: Even conservatives (like David Brooks) love Obama
Romney, Obama win mock primaries in 85 NH schools
NY Daily News: “Die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter and former Mayor Ed Koch candidly admits in his latest commentary to an emotion most Clinton backers won’t readily discuss (at least not on the record): Fear.”
MSNBC: Bill Clinton to Ron Paul supporters: “You wanna know what I think? You guys who think 9/11 was an inside job are crazy as hell. My wife was the senator from New York when that happened. I was down at Ground Zero. I saw the victims’ families. You’re nuts.”
James Lileks: “This being the age of Feeling, here’s my emotional reaction to the candidates.”
Bret Stephens: “Barack Obama shows why foreigners consider us naive.”
Time: Clinton Campaign Faces a Cash Crunch
Michelle Malkin: Hillary got teary? “Boo-freaking-hoo”
Daniel Drezner: Weepy or not, Hillary scares me
US News and World Report: Undecided Voters Hold the Key
Campaign Spot: Dixville Notch is quaint, but not predictive
Professor Bainbridge: “Oddly enough, I find myself feeling a bit sorry for [Hillary]. To have strived for the brass ring all those years, just to have it snatched away when it seemed to finally be in her grasp must be wrenching.”
Liberal College Kid: “What a Republican Taught Me About Barack Obama”
The New Editor: “But isn’t it a bit odd that the leading candidate for ‘change’ is a Chicago Democrat?”