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Why Hillary Clinton Beat Obama in New Hampshire

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A brief look at quotes from the past news day:

"Hillary Rodham Clinton: Exhausted and frustrated by a campaign gone suddenly wrong." The Associated Press

"Only 2 people attend Clinton support meeting" A misleading headline from The Missourian

"So Much For a Raucous Caucus--Clinton Campaign in Freefall" The Seattlest

"Hillary's Poisonous NH Cloud" Grist Magazine Headline

"Barack Obama Will Win New Hampshire" Rockbridge Weekly

"Facing a double-digit defeat in New Hampshire, a sudden collapse in national polls and an expected fund-raising drought, Senator Hillary Clinton is preparing for a tough decision: Does she get out of the race? And when?!" Drudge Report

That's enough punditry for now. Here's the only quote that matters:

"Clinton 39%, Obama 37%" The New Hampshire Voters

After most polls predicted a huge, double digit victory for Illinois Senator Barack Obama in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, the actual voters had an entirely different idea.

Hillary Clinton's win is not just a win for her campaign and supporters, but it's a win for democracy and a democratic process, and a defeat for a media that's become over obsessed with horse races and poll numbers.

It's amazing, or at least it should be, that most of the national media had, to one degree or another, anointed Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President after a victory in the small state of Iowa, at a time when the vast majority of the country hasn't really started to pay any real attention yet, much less actually cast a vote!

Why Obama Lost

In New Hampshire, Clinton didn't so much win as Barack Obama was rejected. Exit poll data reported by CNN shows that an estimated 15% of voters in the Democratic primary made up their minds in the final three days of the election, after Obama's stunning Iowa upset.

What the numbers mean is that actually took a harder, closer look at Obama as not only a candidate, but one who could well eventually become the nominee. A majority decided that they didn't want that day to come.

One reason for the defeat is Obama's relative inexperience in the political sphere combined with a perception that he might not win against a Republican "when it counts," said 29 year old Kelly Johnston of Manchester, NH to the Rev Rob Times. "I was behind Obama since the whole thing started, but I changed my mind at the last minute because I never thought he was really going to win I just liked his message a lot I really do like it, but then I imagined him in the oval office and voted for Hillary instead, because I think she can win and do a good job too."

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Founder of "The Rev. Rob Times," (www.revrob.com) Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra has been a longtime student of journalism. From Phoenix, Arizona.
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Your article is good but, with all due respect,&nb... by Joan Brunwasser on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 6:53:46 AM
Just a note on one factual error in your article. ... by MichaelOhio on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 7:06:21 AM
It's a majority of democrats, yes?... by Rev. Robert Vinciguerra on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 9:53:47 AM
Until last week, Hillary was the media anointed no... by Maxwell on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 7:52:16 AM
Apparently Obama did not get the same number of yo... by Pete Perry on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 7:58:37 AM
Nice spin, but your logic is somewhat lacking.&nbs... by Peter Wedlund on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 8:16:51 AM
Myself I find it sad that two small mostly republi... by beccy on Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 7:51:23 PM
at around 9 pm EST, a hue and cry arose from Karl ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 8:32:50 AM
I noticed that too.  I also noticed that the ... by beccy on Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 7:53:20 PM
there are only 3 possible explanations as to why T... by Ben Marble, M.D. on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 8:50:35 AM
Frankly I was surprised Obama won in Iowa. The Opr... by Larry Sparks on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 8:53:16 AM
Obama's name was at the bottom of the ballot, ... by steve scheetz on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 8:58:59 AM
We need to get beyond the chickenshit headlines an... by M. Davis on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 3:52:00 PM
I agree with most comments that those that control... by Goblue on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 9:33:55 AM
Come on, we all know that Diebold only endorses Re... by Rev. Robert Vinciguerra on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 9:56:58 AM
" Come on, we all know that Diebold only... by Goblue on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 10:20:11 AM
Or those on whom the Republicans have fifteen year... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 10:36:58 AM
the "top tier" of both "sides"... by Better World Order on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 3:22:13 PM
She is all for the global corporate agenda.  ... by memary on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 9:56:23 PM
IT COMES DOWN TO THE SAME FACT, ITS NOT WHO VOTES... by RICHARD SHADE on Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 2:13:28 AM
I can't get over the looks on the faces of the... by beccy on Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 7:56:42 PM
My personal opinion is that the pollsters didn'... by Karlek on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 9:49:38 AM
The middle class is just about gone.  Either ... by memary on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 10:01:21 PM
Had it been a Republican, we'd be calling for ... by Rev. Robert Vinciguerra on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 9:57:57 AM
I would really love to know... Ciao, CZ ... by steve scheetz on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 2:49:55 PM
I think there is something wrong with both electio... by beccy on Thursday, Jan 10, 2008 at 8:01:33 PM
Obama used a teleprompter in his Iowa victory spee... by Joel Wendland on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 10:06:01 AM
I don't see it in any video or photo.... by Rev. Robert Vinciguerra on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 10:16:09 AM
It's not hard to understand the New Hampshire ... by Bill Cain on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 10:20:00 AM
spot on ... by Mr M on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 1:57:46 PM
It should be obvious there was election fraud ... by Goblue on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 1:03:29 PM
 appearing today, Sheldon's views are rel... by meremark on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 2:05:10 PM
It is not certain, but something looks a little fi... by Goblue on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 3:05:48 PM
"the actual voters" and "it's a... by Better World Order on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 3:13:16 PM
Rev. Vinciguerra you state in your article that Ms... by Susan Rapp on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2008 at 6:27:56 PM

 

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