What everyone forgot is that New Hampshire is not Iowa. New Hampshire voters love to do two things. First, they love to vote contrary to traditional wisdom. Second, they love to play games with pollsters. That's why when it comes to polling, we stay as far away from New Hampshire as we can.
The fact is the D.C. media establishment has become as out of touch as the D.C. political establishment. Both probably still don't realize that the economy has become the big concern of voters.
Their "inside baseball" analysis sounds plain silly. Consider Carl Bernstein's comment that, basically, Hillary Clinton's win in New Hampshire meant that she was running the campaign now, not Bill.
Give me a break. It doesn't take a political whiz to know that Hillary's recent teary moment and Bill's argument that Obama is a fantasy candidate being treated with velvet gloves by the media, were both deliberate strategies right out of the mastermind of one William Jefferson Clinton, the smartest Democratic campaign strategist alive.
And as for the Republicans, one analyst stated that John McCain won in New Hampshire because he was early on considered the national Republican front-runner, and Republicans always nominate the front-runner.
Sure thing. Tell that to the Ronald Reagan campaign of yesteryear.
In the coming days, this caravan of outdated and under-informed media elites will be rolling through places like South Carolina and Florida. Because these states have more subtly nuanced demographics than any states up to now in the presidential season -- such as race for the Democrats and moderates versus religious conservatives for the Republicans -- we will have a chance for some real entertainment.
But it will likely be some time before these media dukes and duchesses ever learn to let go of their own biases long enough to get proper exposure to the real world -- even after they witnessed it firsthand Tuesday night in New Hampshire.
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