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.

8 Responses to "Hillary Clinton pulls off the comeback"

  1. ekaton  January 9, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Looks like the crocodile tears worked.

    – Kent Shaw

  2. ekaton  January 9, 2008 at 1:45 am

    deleted accidental duplicate message.

  3. Carl Nemo  January 9, 2008 at 3:43 am

    We need to find out if voting was done manually in all precincts or they used the Diebold override function as for dubya to kick Hillary up a notch… ; )

    Whether it’s Iowa, New Hampshire or wherever, the vote counts are rather small. The 3 percent spread between Obama and Hillary in New Hampshire although indicating a win for her is statistically insignificant. She won, but not by a landslide. Unfortunately they’ve just encouraged her to continue on. Like all pol fanatics, she’ll redouble her efforts in the face of certain failure! Super Tuesday will be a much better dipstick sampling of who will get the nominations.

    I am concerned that New Hampshire would gravitate towards Hillary and McCain which indicates to me the American people haven’t suffered enough under George Bush and Dick Cheney…no?!

    They are either too arrogant or ignorant to the fact that we are flat dead broke as a nation suffering from infrastructural core rot desperately needing new faces and ideas in our leadership spots. Hillary and McCain surely represent more of the same old business as usual paradigm. “We the People” evidently like knaves for national leaders.

    Evidently the people of New Hampshire are thirsting for more years of Clinton related scandals, sexual or otherwise and for “Mad John McPain” to “bomb, bomb, bomb Iran”…?! :|

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  4. Klaus Hergeschimmer  January 9, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Hey Mr. Nemo, your ROCKING OUT!!! Nice Commentary!!!
    I have’t shown my face much around CHB since the FlubberKrats have just consitently been rolling over to the Bushy-Scheister-Meister on the war each time making the vow never to give in again!!!! AYYIE!! I am absolutely deflated by the Scheister-Krats but iTS GOOD TO HEAR your words Mr. NEMO -YOU ROCK!!!
    TO DOUG!!! I’M GLAD YOU NEVER GAVE IN ON RETRACTING YOUR DECLARATION OF PILLARY & PELOSI BEING DUMB BROADS -OPPS, I MEAN DUMB DAMES..YOU ROCK TOO DOUG…I HOPE I regain my will to fight again against the DEMOCRAPPERS (LOVE THAT TERM FOR DEMOCRATS SEAL) I HOPE TO REGAIN MY STRENGTH AGAIN BY ALL YOUR GREAT POSTINGS!!!

    CHEERS!!!! :D

  5. Klaus Hergeschimmer  January 9, 2008 at 3:37 am

    GODAMM IT -The Dumb Dame mussed have Bribed someone!
    Remember how the Democratic party conspired to kick out Howard Dean when it looked like he was going to win the nomination to run against BushBaby last time around.

    What’d the Dumb DAME do to bribe someone this time!

  6. Sandra Price  January 9, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Klaus, all she had to do was promise more entitlements and hand outs. We have Bush to thank for our future fears. It was the vote for McCain that shook me. New Hampshire seems to love the wars. I’ve been up most of the night trying to figure out why New Hampshire voted the way they did. It has the highest number of college grads in the USA. Apparently this does not mean they are free thinkers. I think the voters were so afraid of Huckabee they simply went for Clinton.

    To me this means integrity is not an issue in the 2008 election. I keep hoping our corruption would be over but that is a dream that has been wiped out by both parties. I’m depressed!

  7. Klaus Hergeschimmer  January 9, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Hey Sandra, nice to hear from you, I have really had a long absence from CHB. It’s just because I’ve been absolutely demoralized by the above and beyond call of cowardice of the Democratic Party. Yes, I am really depressed too.

    One issue that is really upsetting to me locally here in the San Francisco Bay Area is these punks at the San Francisco zoo who taunted a Rare Siberian Tiger possibly with a slingshot or throwing rocks at the Tiger to the point it enraged the Tiger, it killed one of the three taunters, and injured the other two. I’m sure you’ve probably heard about it, it’s making the national & international news. These punks are witholding some cell phone cameras that may have evidence of them tormenting the tiger, but the lawyer, Mark Geragos, who you’ve no doubt heard about is defending the punks. The zoo certainly has some of the blame to bear since the security of the zoo was totally inadequate, but never the less a lot of people here in the bay area feel that these punks, who have criminal records for drug dealing & chasing and terrorizing homeless people should bear some personal responsibility. These punks wouldn’t even identify their dead friend. The Tiger was shot dead by the police. OHHH…Anyway, this incident has a lot people here in the bay area quite upset.

    Good to hear from you Sandra, I hope not to be a stranger so much on CHB cause’ I’ve really missed a whole lot of you all, CHB is EXCEPTIONAL the quality of the postings, the quality of the people. Oh! there are a lot of Cat Fights but everything seems to settle down and people keep talking and work things out.

    I had a ray of hope that something was changing when I Heard that Hillary got trounced, only to hear a bit later that Hillary won in New Hampshire, but at least it was by a fairly slim margin. AGGGGGHHHHHH.

    CHEERS SANDRA :)

  8. Carl Nemo  January 10, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Welcome back to CHB Klaus and thanks for the hearty compliment…! I’m glad to hear you are still kickin’ and feisty as ever. :)

    Carl Nemo **==

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