:: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 ::
Party On With The College Dems
Was at Legends bar watching the New Hampshire returns come in. Lieberman said some crap about being in a three-way tie for third. I dunno what returns he was seeing, but 6,000+ votes and 3% between you and the guy ahead of you does NOT count as a tie. Elections don't have margins of error. Lieberman just needs to drop out and narrow the field to four major candidates. The CNN pundits were also saying that Dean's second place was bad for him, but I'm not so sure. Yeah, Vermont's right next door, but so is Massachusetts (where Kerry's a senator), and most of New Hampshire's part of Boston's media market. Coming back as far as he did this week, I think Dean did what he had to in order to stay alive. Had Edwards or Clark overtaken Dean then he'd be out of the race. Instead, Dean lives to see Super Tuesday. Clark and Edwards virtually tied, which was good for Edwards, but not so great for Clark. Edwards is out of his region, so not too terribly much was expected for him (and he had some ground he could give after his out-of-nowhere finish in Iowa). Clark, though, had sat out of Iowa to concentrate on New Hampshire and really he should've had a tad more than 13% to show for it. Because of their tie, though, neither Clark nor Edwards will get delegates (didn't break the 15% barrier), reducing Clark's 1% edge into a mere beauty contest victory. So as it stands now Kerry gets 13 Delegates from New Hampshire while Dean gets another 9 from the state.
:: The Squire 10:53 PM :: email this post :: ::