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  •  This makes some sense to me (1+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell

    If you believe the conventional wisdom, that old chestnut: politics in New Hampshire is retail. If I'm running the Obama campaign (prior to the NH primary), I've got all the momentum, all the polls have me up by 9-13 points, I'm not going to talk too long or answer any questions, it just opens up the possibility for a gaffe. I'm going to give my 20 minute stump speech and move on and just coast into at worst a 5-6 point win.

    Hillary on the other hand stayed for hours at some locations and answered every question, that's what you do when you are forced to because you are losing.

    I think independents breaking to the Republican primary and drawing Obama support away makes sense too.

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