I can't help but have a smile on my face this evening with Clinton's surprising win in New Hampshire. As I have said time and time again, I am not a supporter of Clinton due to some of her policies and votes, but after yesterday I feel a whole lot better about her personally.
It is such a beautiful thing to see the major media wipe egg off their face. It is such a beautiful thing to see the Obama camp a little less confident.
As Bill Richardson said earlier this evening, this race is nowhere near over!
I also can't help but smile at the fact that Giuliani is competing with Ron Paul for the scraps. Giuliani really missed his time, didn't he? Is Fred Thompson out tomorrow? I sure hope so. Both are worthy of a smile on my face.
However happy I am with the results of New Hampshire on the Democratic side this evening, I am not particularly pleased with McCain's win. How do you vote for that man? I couldn't do it. Maybe in 2000 had I been eligible to vote I could have (considering the kind of politician he was then). Not now. Not now that he has been on the campaign trail with Joe Leiberman. Not now that he has become the panderer that he is. Not now that he has tried to narrow the gap between his politics and those of the evangelicals and the hard right. I still don't understand how people in New Hampshire that voted for him in 2000 could vote for him now and I may never understand how independents are still drawn to him.
What an interesting night it has been in New Hampshire. What an interesting night it has been for America. History books will be reserving a special space for the primary season that saw the wins of a former Vietnam POW, a strong woman, an African American, and a southern Baptist. To quote Obama, "there is something happening in America."
And how about the turn out? Unreal!