What the Hell Happened in New Hampshire (And why do we care)?
|I've been mulling this for a while but I haven't actually looked at the numbers before.|
The conventional wisdom at the time was that, if Barack Obama had won New Hampshire, the Clinton campaign would have been over. Because how could one recover from such a crushing victory in such a large and populous state?
So, looking at the numbers, Clinton won 39% to Obama's 37%. She won 7,479 more votes.
I'm going to say that again: 7,479 votes. This is particularly stunning to me since this is approximately the population of my home town in Nebraska - and it ain't big.
So, without that, Clinton would have been out. Can someone explain to me how this was a remarkable "comeback"? (And how many of those votes were because she cried?) Less than 7,500 votes? (RCP says that Obama has over 400,000 more votes thus far, even including Florida.) Because of that we're going to be doing this crap until June
I think this illustrates the tenuous nature of the Clinton campaign.