Hillary Clinton pulls off the comeback

Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton — written off for dead by pundits, pollsters and even some in her own campaign — pulled off the upset of the young campaign season in the New Hampshire Tuesday night..

With 65 percent of the vote counted, Clinton led Barack Obama 39 to 36 percent, giving her troubled candidacy a boost and confounding the experts who predicted a double-digit win by Obama. NBC news called Clinton the winner at 10:33 p.m.

Women voters who abandoned Clinton in Iowa returned to the fold in New Hampshire and turned the race around. In addition, independent voters voted more for Republican John McCain and not in the Democratic primary.

John Edwards finished third with about 17 percent.