Hillary's Under-Hyped New Hampshire VictoryCould it be possible that Hillary Clinton's momentous, poll-defying win in New Hampshire--one of the most incredible political stories in an incredible political season--doesn't have legs?
That's the question That's the Question is an American quiz game show on GSN, hosted by game show veteran and former Entertainment Tonight reporter, Bob Goen, which premiered in October 2006. one Democratic consultant, who is not affiliated with any candidate, raised in a conversation with me today while pointing out that the media's focus seemed immediately to have turned, as if nothing momentous had happened, to John Kerry's endorsement of Barack Obama.
"There aren't any 'bounce' stories," said the consultant. "I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. which came first, the press moving on or the Kerry endorsement, but talk about a net plus. The Kerry thing just completely changed the discussion."
In the days since Clinton's stunning back-from-the-brink-of-the-abyss win in New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). , the press almost seems more concerned with how it got the story wrong than about what actually happened.
The consultant named one immediate reason for the lack of a bounce narrative: Clinton essentially took a day off before heading out to Nevada--where the time difference didn't help her--while Obama held a rally and fund-raisers in Clinton's backyard, the prime media markets of New Jersey and New York New York, state, United States
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Then there was the Obama campaign's timing in rolling out some heavy-hitter endorsements. If Bill Bradley's endorsement was showcased last week to fortify for·ti·fy
v. for·ti·fied, for·ti·fy·ing, for·ti·fies
To make strong, as:
a. To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
b. To reinforce by adding material. the perception that Obama was the true independent candidate heading into New Hampshire, he now faces a protracted pro·tract
tr.v. pro·tract·ed, pro·tract·ing, pro·tracts
1. To draw out or lengthen in time; prolong: disputants who needlessly protracted the negotiations.
2. battle with Clinton for the Democratic nomination and he needs to show that he can do well with the party's base. Cue John Kerry Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. . And the endorsements of prominent female elected officials like Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and Atlanta mayor Shirley Jackson will have helped as well.
Of course, there's another thing: After having spent five days drastically overstating the carry-over significance of Obama's win in Iowa, who would have wanted to make exactly the same mistake after New Hampshire?