Monday, January 07, 2008

She Called It

The Anchoress, posting five days ago, on January 2, 2008: "What I dread most in this political season is the 'genuine' moment - and it is coming, soon, sometime between today and tomorrow, or tomorrow and New Hampshire - when Mrs. Clinton, in her ongoing effort to turn herself into whatever the polls says she must be, cries in public. It’s going to be genuinely ghastly."

Remarkably on target!


Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Hill's crying game had a big effect on the N.H. vote:

"A rare moment of public emotion in a New Hampshire coffee shop was credited today with helping to bring Hillary Clinton back from the political dead and handing her victory in yesterday's crucial presidential primary.

Analysis of exit polls from New Hampshire showed that women voters, traditionally her most loyal supporters, flooded back after deserting her for Barack Obama in last week's Iowa caucuses. Mr Obama narrowly edged Mrs Clinton for the female vote in Iowa primary last week but yesterday she enjoyed a clear 13-point lead.

The psephologists will be poring over the New Hampshire results for some time to work out how the pollsters got it quite so wrong, but already it appears that a much-broadcast episode in which she welled up while talking to supporters in a Portsmouth restaurant could have earned Mrs Clinton a priceless sympathy vote in the state."

11:36 AM  

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