Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Hampshire Voters Voted "With Their Hearts and Their Minds"

The line of the night.

The waiting game ended here at Southern New Hampshire University as CNN finally called the state for Hillary Clinton. The television projector, the large screen extending around the side of the stage, displayed the news as the hundreds of supporters here burst into applause and song.

Barack Obama's concession speech was originally viewed in silence before tthe audience demanded the sound be turned off: "Music down!" they cried repeatedly in unison.

To show up expecting a 10% defeat and be presented with a triumphant come-from-behind Senator who takes the cup is bigger than any sports upset for me.

Nobody expected a win--the media's story of the day was "Clinton campaign nervous about likely defeat"--but a win was in the cards.

Photos tomorrow, but for now --U.N.B.E.L.I.E.V.E.A.B.L.E.

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