New Hampshire Primaries … NO VOTES FOR YOU … Is This a Sign of Things to Come for Hillary Clinton?


The New Hampshire Primaries are upon us … let the games begin. The first votes were cast last night in Dixville Notch, Hillary Clinton received no votes. Granted there are few voters in Dixville Notch; however, is this a sign of things to come today and tonight for Hillary Clinton?

People there favored Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary — he got four votes — and Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic contest, who won seven votes. Obama and McCain also won in midnight voting in Hart’s Location, population 42. The two senators hope to see those results duplicated statewide by the time all the votes are cast. (CNN)

Hillary, there’s no crying in baseball … or politics either! Of course looking at Hillary’s poll numbers lately, its no wonder she is.

How bad are the poll numbers for Hillary Clinton in NH? She now feels the need to go after the sympathy vote. Today’s NH Primary just one day after Hillary Clinton’s so called “tearful” and emotional comments regarding campaigning. Spare us the calculated theatrics Hillary.

ABC News’ Kate Snow Reports: Campaigning in New Hampshire one day before the first-in-the-nation primary, Senator Hillary Clinton got emotional and had tears in her eyes as she spoke with voters about how hard it is to balance a busy campaign life and her passion for the country’s future. The Senator from New York was sitting at a big table in Cafe Espresso in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with 16 undecided voters, mostly women, warmly and calmly taking questions.

VIDEO of Hillary getting emotional. Give us a break Hillary; however, I guess that if all that one ever thought that they were entitled to cam crashing down upon then by a political novice who was more likable, I guess one would cry.

Emotional Clinton Says, This Is Personal

Asked by a sympathetic voter how she keeps going in the grueling campaign, she replied, “It’s not easy. It’s not easy.”

“And I couldn’t do it if I just didn’t, you know, passionately believe it was the right thing to do,” she said, her voice catching.

“You know, I’ve had so many opportunities from this country, I just don’t want to see us fall backwards,” she said, her voice trailing off. The voters crowded into the restaurant applauded encouragingly.

The road ahead for Hillary does not get any better. The most recent polls in South Carolina show her behind Obama by double digits, 42% – 30%.

UPDATE I: McCain wins in NH; Clinton leads Obama

UPDATE II: Comeback kids (McCain & Hillary Clinton) create chaos

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  • Comments

    28 Responses to “New Hampshire Primaries … NO VOTES FOR YOU … Is This a Sign of Things to Come for Hillary Clinton?”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on January 8th, 2008 1:36 pm

      I was wondering what the ploy was on the tears? It may have backfired for Hill. Now Bill is saying he can’t change Hill. LOL.

    2. brie on January 8th, 2008 2:36 pm

      Cry baby! It’s all about losing Hillary! If you can’t handle how things are going in a campaign, how could you handle being a President.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on January 8th, 2008 2:56 pm

      Who is doing the job of the presidential candidates why they are campaigning? So, like are the candidates being paid by the taxpayers, while they are feverishly working to get money for their campaign chests and promoting themselves as the next President of the USA. I wonder if my boss is open to that theory? Do you think he’d pay me to promote my own business on his time? So who made the law or rule that they taxpayers will carry the burden of their salaries while they are campaigning? The legislators did, the same people running for office. How much work is getting done in Congress today

    4. nurturer on January 8th, 2008 3:17 pm

      This is almost as bad as watching Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina explain why Americans are not educated and people in South Africa need our help to build up because we need to be more like them to be more with our fellow man and that goes by the which way to get to the broad side.

      Or whatever the hell she said.

      But folks, I hope Hillary wins. We will only get to see more of this ridiculous, pathalogical behaviour when she is debating a more seasoned and MATURE Republican candidate. Pray for Hillary to win the Dem nomination folks, and we’ll see a Republican in the White House in 2008.

    5. richard on January 8th, 2008 4:26 pm

      I’m in Vermont right now, and word from across the Connecticut River is that Obama and McCain are winning big in New Hampshire. That’s not (yet) official, of course.

      Reports are that turnout is heavy.

    6. nurturer on January 8th, 2008 5:07 pm

      Anyway, alot can happen between now and November.

    7. dennisintn on January 8th, 2008 5:51 pm

      #6, and we’re going to hear about it, whether anything happens or not.

    8. nurturer on January 8th, 2008 6:20 pm

      #7 – LOL.

    9. murph on January 8th, 2008 6:39 pm

      How can Hillary run the country when she can not even keep Bill’s zipper up.

    10. LouiseVargas on January 8th, 2008 6:42 pm

      Hillary would have won the democratic ticket if not for Obama. I don’t blame her for being a bit weepy and disappointed after a long day of campaigning and seeing Obama take the election away from her. What I’d like to know is how Obama rose to his position. I remember he was elected the Senator from Illinois. Last year at this time, he was not in the race. I went to a rally in February 2007 and reported back to Scared Monkeys. I said “I know a president when I see one and Obama will be President.” I flip flopped back and forth but have gone back to my original position. He will be the President.

    11. brie on January 8th, 2008 7:14 pm

      Yuck! Hillary can’t handle her own husband left alone a country!!!!!

    12. Richard on January 8th, 2008 11:43 pm

      Well, things have turned around. I’m now told that NBC has called the New Hampshire primary for Clinton; most news stories say its too close to call.

      I still marvel that nobody is attacking Obama for his admitted drug use; twenty years ago, the use of marijuana in law school was enough to deny a Regan nominee a position on the Supreme Court.

      Different rules? Or has the country changed?

    13. Rick on January 9th, 2008 12:42 am

      And I hear they are getting the bald headed Carville back to help with her campaign. Next, they’ll get Howie Mandel…..that “Deal or No Deal” guy….but I guess he would have to take out his earings and not be paranoid of getting touched.

      Out with the old…….we need new, fresh approaches.

    14. Scarrlett on January 9th, 2008 7:44 am

      Don`t feel sorry for Hillary.She raised a fine
      child in the face of pain in front of the whole world.My hats off to her.I beleive she really wants whats best for this country and has put the foot work into it. Even Republicans say she is a hard working women.

      Lets face it,most times I feel powerless over world affairs.I am a average American with no control or knowledge of all the daily activities with-in our country.Wouldn`t want to!!I`ll bet its unfathomable.

      By the way; gather the WORLD leaders and the powers that be in a room and you can bet 98% of them have affairs on the side.Some have 2,3,or more!! And HILLARY knows them ALL by name and what country they hail from.

      Knowledge is power.Peace for Earth

    15. richard on January 9th, 2008 8:19 am

      You can’t help but be amused by the media.

      They, in their all-knowing way, had said that Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in and that Obama was no more than a light distraction. That’s what they reported for months and months.

      Then came Iowa. All of a sudden, Hillary was on the outs and had no hope.

      So in New Hampshire she has apparently won. I saw an AP story talking about the “startling comeback.” In other words, once the media had decided that Obama was, after all, the winner …
      who needed to wait to see what the voters said?

      There’s no difference any more between news and entertainment, between an election, a soap opera, a quiz show, or anything else.

      The media think they run the world.

      I guess New Hampshire, in that good old curmudgeonly Yankee way, showed them otherwise.

    16. SUPER DAVE on January 9th, 2008 9:33 am

      looks like HILLARY had a surprise for the haters. i’m no hillary fan but i think she will be our next president. are you guys going to support her as blindly as you did bush ?

    17. nurturer on January 9th, 2008 11:00 am

      McCain and Clinton win in New Hampshire.

      Just what we need. Two Democratic presidents in the White House at the same time.

    18. Malc on January 9th, 2008 4:03 pm

      Well, that was it I guess, Scared M’s were laughing their heads off at Hillary having problems, but world media making bold announcements about the Democrat winner in NH being favourite to become president all of a sudden stunned a lot of people, y’all do not want a black president, do you, as much as y’all detest Hillary.

    19. nurturer on January 9th, 2008 5:58 pm

      #18 – I wouldn’t think we care what color or gender the next president is, so long as that person does not tax us into a recession simply to promote their pet projects or remove methods which are in place to destroy the very people that would destroy us.

      And frankly Malc, I want Hillary to win the Democratic nomination. I want independents and the undecided to see Hillary when she has to go up against a seasoned politician. One that actually does have a record.

      What y’all think a that?

    20. brie on January 9th, 2008 8:24 pm

      Have we gone to the dogs…more protection to Obama vs the President…he should not be a candidate for the President of the United States…what is wrong with people…he’s a menace and will cause unbelievable problems..why are people so stupid!!!!
      His loyalty doesn’t lie with the US…get a grip! You want change..well you have no idea what is up is sleeve…and it isn’t about us!!!!!!!!!!

    21. blue on January 9th, 2008 8:37 pm

      That is all we need…a president who cries and embarrasses us. Her husband made this country a big joke now here she goes. She needs to get it together and get a job at PTA and leave the country to someone who can find something better to cry about and then do it in private. jack blue

    22. kate on January 9th, 2008 9:59 pm

      When she doesn’t show her emotions, you guys make fun of her. Now that she’s shown that she sheds the same tears that the rest of us do, you make fun of that too. I get the feeling that some are ridiculing her because she’s a woman.

      My only comment is this. At least she hasn’t had a face lift, a boob job, and liposuction as one possible Repub first lady (in-waiting) sports.

      I like her. I don’t know HOW she can ever clean up the messes of the Bush clan, but she a better shot than the other candidates, at least in my opinion.

      Bring on the first woman President! Hear her ROAR!

    23. yoyo muffintop on January 9th, 2008 10:15 pm

      #20 says: “His loyalty doesn’t lie with the US…get a grip! You want change..well you have no idea what is up is sleeve…and it isn’t about us!!!!!!!!!!”

      What’s up his sleeve and what country does Obama’s loyalty lie with? Is it because of his name you have an issue with this particular US Senator?

      I’m truly dying to know.

    24. kate on January 9th, 2008 10:34 pm

      Blue…Correction! George W. Bush “made this country a big joke!” Trouble is, the joke is on my kids’ generation, as they attempt to pay down the national debt that he has created. BTW, do you forget that the same deficit was paid down when Clinton left office?

    25. yoyo muffintop on January 9th, 2008 10:54 pm

      #12 Richard – Ginsberg withdrew his nomination. He did not get denied the position. Clarence Thomas admitted pot use but still got the nod.

      And yes, the country has changed in regards to marijuana use in people’s past. For the good, imo.

      What I found quite interesting is how Reagan said in 1986 that drug users are “as dangerous to our national security as any terrorist”. Then in 1987 after he nominated him for the Supreme Court he tried dismissing Ginsburg’s pot use as nothing more than “youthful fancy”.

      Gotta love politicians.

    26. Richard on January 10th, 2008 8:17 am

      I think it’s a technicality, Yoyo … after the news about his pot use came out, it became such a big issue that he couldn’t be appointed.

      That’s why he withdrew.

      I don’t think that a college or law school student’s having tried marijuana is such a big deal … I’m probably the only one left who never did! And I’m weird enough anyways ….

      Besides, he admitted it, rather than lie and then try to brazen his way out.

      But my point was: why is it ok for Obama to have used it, and nobody makes anything about the issue? Ah, well….

      In re my remarks above about Hillary’s “startling turnaround” … what I find amusing was that, once Obama upset the media’s predictions (Iowa primary), once Hillary won the next primary, the media made that event a “startling upset.”

      In other words, a complete reversal of what they’d said earlier.

      In their eyes, there’s no difference between an election, a quiz show, a horse race … all yapping “experts.”

    27. nurturer on January 10th, 2008 12:06 pm

      Kate – You are right in that all Bush really had to do was knock out Bin Ladin and then focus on the domestic and he would have gone down as one of the greatest presidents. But he took another route which has placed us in what you describe. He and his crew thought it would be easy.


      With that in place, you’re logic would follow that since a MAN messed it up, a WOMAN could’nt do much worse.

      Tell us all, what makes Hillary Clinton, in your mind qualified to be the leader of the so-called free world? Do you have reason?

      One will do?

    28. yoyo muffintop on January 10th, 2008 2:07 pm

      Richard says: “In their eyes, there’s no difference between an election, a quiz show, a horse race … all yapping “experts.””

      So true, so true.

      Here’s my call out to the media: Cover, don’t predict.

      Found this interesting:

      On MSNBC, Brokaw was the designated analyst for Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann, who by 11 p.m. had stopped trying to describe a miracle scenario in which late votes would reverse the Clinton lead. Then, right after Obama conceded the election, Matthews told Brokaw the media would have to rethink its polling methodology.

      This exchange followed:

      Brokaw: You know what I think we’re going to have to go back and do?

      Matthews: Yes sir?

      Brokaw: Wait for the voters to make their judgment. (Laughs) What a novel idea.

      Matthews: Well, what do we do then in the days before the balloting? We must stay home then, I guess.

      Brokaw: No, no we don’t stay home. There are reasons to analyze what they’re saying. We know, from how the people voted today, what moved them to vote. We can take a look at that. There are a lot of issues that have not been fully explored during all this.
      But we don’t have to get in the business of making judgments before the polls have closed, and trying to stampede and affect the process.
      Look, I’m not just picking just on us, it’s part of the culture in which we live these days. But I think that the people out there are going to begin to make some judgments about us — if they haven’t already — if we don’t begin to temper that temptation to constantly try to get ahead of what the voters are deciding, in many cases, as we learned in New Hampshire, when they went into the polling booth today or in the last three days. They were making decisions very late.

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