This is a huge day today....the New Hamshire Primary. Hillary is quickly losing steam. She even cried yesterday when speaking to a group of voters, although, I actually didn't mind it, because it made her look more human and caring.
Obama is gaining a lot of momentum on the Democratic side. Latest CBS news poll has him up 35% to Clinton 28% (Edwards 19%). If Obama wins tonight, money is going to flood in to his campaign and then he will likely win South Carolina, and he'll be like an out of control train running downhill. People want to see "fresh and new" and are choosing that over "experience" (Hillary).
Edwards is a pretty guy, but I just don't trust him. First, he made his millions as a trial lawyer suing Ob/Gyns for malpractice in cases of cerebral palsy. His major contention in all of the 50+ cases were that if the obstetrician had performed a c-section, then the child would NOT have had cerebral palsy. This is complete bunk, and the scientific literature has unequivocally proven this. Cerebral palsy ensues much earlier than the time of delivery. Anyway, what he has irrevocably done is made malpractice rates for Ob/gyns astronomical, and he helped to contribute to the 30% c-section rate in all childbirths now, which is way too high (and costly). Oh, one more point about Edwards. Stephanopolous grilled him on Sunday morning after the debate because, as he stated Saturday night, he "promises" that there will be no lobbyists in the White House when he is president. George S. asked him then why are all of the major contributors to your campaign from lobbying organizations? (he then proceded to actually read him the actual list of names. It was a great moment. Here's the video: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4093850 go to about 1 min 28 secs to see that part). That guy is a slimeball.
Rebubs...the MAC is BACK! McCain has inexplicably risen from the dead and is gaining rapid momentum. He is leading the polls in NH, largely due to independent support. Romney is fighting for his life in 2nd place, and Rudy has been biding his time, hoping for big wins on Super Tuesday in the larger states, and not focusing as much on the early states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. It may prove to be a fatal strategy.
Finally, you may wonder why I have a picture of Bloomberg on this post. He is still lurking on the side. He has the money to jump in. He has done a wonderful job as mayor of New York. Will he enter the race? Remember, he is fiscally conservative and socially liberal...very moderate overall. Well, while I think it would be VERY exciting to have a viable independent candidate in the race, I don't think he jumps in if Obama and McCain are the two likely nominees from both sides. Why? Because, both Obama and McCain are already "centrist" type candidates. On the other hand, if it is Hillary and Huckabee, two candidates that are more extreme/polarizing, here comes Bloomberg (with Chuck Hagel as his running mate). We'll see. Good luck to all of the candidates today!