December 9, 2007

IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY...A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED...:

Campaigns face a quick turnaround in New Hampshire: New Hampshire race could come down to the wire, just days after Iowa (KEN HERMAN, 12/09/07, Cox News Service)

In New Hampshire, political pros know that for all the current criss-cross campaigning, the presidential race here will look much different on Jan. 8 when the primary takes place.

And that's because of a simple truth: What happens in Iowa does not stay in Iowa, where the Jan. 3 caucuses kick off the nominating season.
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"A lot of people could change their mind in the last five days depending on what Iowa does," said University of New Hampshire political scientist Dante Scala.

Despite the prized independence of Granite Staters, campaign veterans know the truth.

"The fact is voters pay attention to voters. And once voters start voting, all the predictions go out the window," said Tom Rath, a Concord lawyer who has been at it since 1964.


After Mitt Romney underperforms in IA and they get to NH, where Southerners have fared poorly, John McCain is poised for his "shocking comeback."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 9, 2007 11:10 AM
Comments

Sorry Orin, McCain is finished. The dream is over. The Republicans will never nominate a closet-Democract who's adored by leftists in the media. A David Gergen or John Stewart-endorsed candidate won't get anywhere in the Republican primary. His best shot was 2000 but time has now passed him by.

Posted by: Captain Marvel at December 9, 2007 11:57 PM

He had no shot in 2000. It was W's turn.

Posted by: oj at December 10, 2007 7:35 AM
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