On New Hampshire
I can't say anything about it, obviously, that hasn't been said by smarter people who spend a lot more of their time following such things. On the one hand, I'm glad my California primary vote might actually mean something - but I'm worried the state in general could help out Hillary, who I don't want to win the nomination. I do think Obama is just as much of force as he was two days ago - which should be fairly obvious, but if you listened only to the bobbleheads on TV, you might think he was a flash in the pan today, while yesterday he was almost a shoo-in for the nomination.
What's clear - whether it affected real votes or not - is that folks like Chris Matthews absolutely loathe Hillary, and I would not be suprised if some primary voters took sympathy on her for the way she has gotten treated in the press. The faux-news story about her crying, the way Chris Matthews screams about her and to her in the debate and elsewhere...it's not fair, and people don't like that.
This early in the primary, it's hard to know what we have on our hands. But it's nice that, for neither Hillary or Barack, they'll have to earn the nomination the good old fashioned way.